Writer, Personal Finance and Money Saving
Rachel Wait is a specialist personal finance, consumer affairs and money saving writer with over 10 years experience. Rachel spent 8 years as an editor at MoneySuperMarket before going freelance in 2020, just before the pandemic hit. She's also written for a wide range of national newspapers and personal finance sites, including The Observer, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, Forbes, Ideal Home and Uswitch. Rachel writes about anything from mortgages and credit cards to car insurance and energy bills, but also has a wealth of money saving tips up her sleeves.
In her spare time Rachel has her work cut out entertaining her 2 kids, drinking wine, going for walks and trying to relax (generally not all at the same time). She really enjoys baking and used to play classical guitar, but doesn't have much time for that now!
Rachel's money-saving secret
"Check whether your bank offers an automatic savings option (many do) which will help you put money aside without even noticing. Some will automatically move any spare cash in your bank account across to a savings account each month, others will round up your purchases to the nearest pound and save the change for you."
Fun fact about Rachel
"I'm a keen baker in what little spare time I get, and I love The Great British Bake Off. Paul Hollywood has been known to pop into my village hardware store from time to time (he lives in the neighbouring village), although as yet I haven't spotted him!"
Rachel also told us:
"Will Young was the year above me when I was at Exeter University and we all cheered him on when he won Pop Idol. The whole campus went wild (sorry, Gareth)!"