Rebecca Goodman is a freelance financial journalist who specialises in insurance and consumer affairs.
Working across the national newspapers and for a number of specialist publications, she is driven by helping people to make their money work harder, exposing wrongdoing in the financial services industry, and de-mystifying money issues.
YOLO and FOMO: how your mindset affects your money
The world has become a lot smaller in the last year, and while YOLO and FOMO used to be about the latest restaurant openings, sunny beach holidays, or relaxing spa weekends, they’re now the newest cook-at-home meal boxes, banana bread challenges, and the next jigsaw puzzle to get through.Read more
Should I stay or should I go? The real costs of moving out of the city
There’s no denying that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on all areas of our lives – including how we work and where we live. Most workers have been working from home over the past year, something that was pretty much unheard of before March 2020.Read more
The real price of friendship
We’ve all been there, out for dinner with a group of friends and someone orders the most expensive thing on the menu. You, however, still have three days until payday and are looking at just a side salad.Read more
How to handle your finances for a healthy and happy relationship
If you’re in a long-term romantic relationship, whether that’s someone you're married to or in a civil partnership, you probably have a fair number of joint outgoings and things you spend money on together.Read more
Going it alone: how to make it as a freelancer
According to official figures, there are more than five million freelance workers in the UK and this number is set to rise. Even though many of us are already working from home these days, ditching a nine-to-five job for a freelance career still comes with perks that you can’t get on the payroll.Read more
How to tame money anxiety when you aren't even short of cash
Anxiety is a word we’ve all heard a lot more over the past year, whether it’s about the coronavirus pandemic or our finances, or both. Money anxiety is something anyone can experience at any time, not just when big financial commitments are looming or we’re short of cash.Read more
Why is everything suddenly so expensive?
Have you noticed that the price of everything seems to be creeping up? That your household budget doesn’t seem to stretch as far as it used to? You're not alone – 60% of people are already making cutbacks amid rising costs according to research by AJ Bell, the investment company.Read more
Parking fines on private land – to pay or not to pay?
We’ve all been there, parking in a supermarket while we dash in to get some groceries only to come back to a parking ticket slapped on the windscreen. But if the ticket has been unfairly given there are ways to appeal against it, and to avoid paying.Read more
When does sharing become stealing? The truth about handing over your memberships to your mates
Subscriptions can be expensive so many of us share with family or friends to spread the cost. But is it allowed? And what, exactly, are the rules?Read more
Period product requests at foodbanks are up 600% – what can we do to help?
Remember when Covid hit the headlines and suddenly we faced the possibility that we wouldn't be able to buy toilet roll on our weekly shop? Panic buying took over the nation and left supermarket shelves empty.Read more
Received an unexpected windfall? How to do the right thing with it
If you’ve won the lottery, received a bonus at work, or inherited a small sum of money out of the blue it might be tempting to put it towards a dream holiday. However, there are far more valuable things to do with the money.Read more
How to find affordable PCR tests for your holiday
There’s a new cost to a summer holiday and it can be a big one. If you’re counting down the days before you jet off on a well-deserved foreign holiday, you’re probably keeping a close eye on the latest government rules around foreign travel.Read more
'Ring' doorbells and other “affluence clues” that could make your home a target by burglars
Smart technology has come on in leaps and bounds in the past decade, especially after lockdowns forced us to turn to technology to replace human interaction.Read more