Emma Lunn – freelance personal finance journalist
I embarked on a career in journalism in my mid-20s after completing the NCTJ pre-entry certificate in journalism at Lambeth College in 2002/3. My first job in journalism was as a reporter on the Kent & Sussex Courier.
But things have changed a lot since I covered parish council meetings and car crashes.
After a short stint on Money Marketing, I stumbled into writing about money and discovered a rather geeky interest in personal finance.
I have been freelance since 2004 – a time when house prices were going through the roof, the economy was looking pretty healthy, and borrowing money was easy.
But just three years later everything had changed and I was writing about the credit crunch and subsequent recession. I’d hoped the Global Financial Crisis might be the only recession I’d write about – but here we are in 2020 facing an even worse outlook due to Covid-19.
Whatever the economic situation, the subjects I write about remain broadly the same: Mortgages, property, insurance, banking, savings, debt, money saving, student finance, household bills, and general money management.
I work regularly for national newspapers, trade and consumer magazines, and websites.