Ruth Jackson-Kirby

I'm a freelance journalist with 15 years of experience writing for national newspapers, magazines and websites. I specialise in personal finance covering savings, investments, pensions, property and anything else that could affect your wealth.

I have been a financial journalist for 15 years since graduating with an MA from the University of St Andrews.

I worked for six years at MoneyWeek covering all aspects of personal finance and investing. I then moved to become the deputy editor of Moneywise where I edited articles, commissioned work and wrote features on everything from funerals to gold.

Since 2013 I've worked as a freelance financial and property journalist writing regularly for The Sunday Times, The Times, Good Housekeeping, Moneywise, MoneyWeek and many more publications.

I also provide copywriting services for several corporate clients including Experian, HomeOwners Alliance and Royal London.

Ruth has been writing for us for many years. She is fast, and efficient and has never missed a deadline. 

She has built up a huge base of knowledge about the personal finance and investing worlds in the last decade and her work is always well written and well researched. 

Just the kind of freelance writer we need!

Merryn Somerset Webb, editor in chief of MoneyWeek

I've commissioned Ruth as a freelance journalist numerous times at both Moneywise and The Sun Online. She always files copy on time and to the brief and can cover a wide range of personal finance topics. Ruth has also pitched some great case studies and given them financial makeovers for us.

Helen Knapman, deputy digital consumer editor at The Sun

Ruth writes regularly for us and really gets to the heart of all things finance related. Her articles are well researched and always delivered on time. She’s a real asset to our publications.

Andrew Strange, content director at Wardour

Ruth is a brilliant, can-do person. Her writing is excellent. She always thoroughly researches the articles I commission and gets input from a wide range of experts, always producing to deadline and in keeping with the style and voice required.

Ruth has always been very flexible, happy to load up content into Wordpress when needed or increase/decrease her workload according to my budget. Top class writing and service. Thanks Ruth.

Angela Kerr, director at the HomeOwners Alliance

I've worked with Ruth for many years and can highly recommend her. She has a strong understanding of personal finance and is good both at generating ideas and at producing articles to a brief. Her work is clear, accurate and always reliably delivered to deadline.

Cris Sholto Heaton, former editor of MoneyWeek

I've worked closely with Ruth and her work is always of a really high standard. Clear, concise and always reflects the brief she's given. She has a wide range of personal finance and investing knowledge, which is really useful.

Damian Clarkson, editor of LoveMoney

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