Catch up on my top articles, podcasts and videos from the last 12 months.
Over the last 12 months I’ve produced more content than ever before, writing 221 articles, recording 54 episodes of my Cash Chats podcast, uploading 96 videos to YouTube and hosted 25 live Q&A. And that’s not including countless deals posted here on the blog and Instagram!
No doubt even the most regular readers among you won’t have managed to take in all that money-saving and making content. So here’s a look at the highlights that are still well worth a look.
I’ve shared the most read, listened to and viewed over the year, which lends an obvious bias to content produced earlier in the year, so for each category I’ve also shared my personal favourite from the year.
And I’d also like to say thank you to all of you who consumer my content. This year will be my biggest by a long way, with close to 7.5 million views across all content. That’s almost double 2021’s figures. I couldn’t have done it without you, so thanks!
The Be Clever With Your Cash blog in 2022
It’s been another record year for visits to this site. In total 2.5 million people (up from 2.1 million last year) came to Be Clever With Your Cash reading a total of just over 4.1 million pages (up from 2.8 million in 2020).
Almost half a million of those views were for my savings best buy tables! Streaming deals and bank switch offers were also very popular.
The most read new articles published this year included:
- Asda Rewards: How the loyalty scheme works
- Monzo vs Starling vs Chase: The best digital bank
- Best ways to collect and spend Boots Advantage points
- MyWaitrose loyalty scheme revamped: How the changes work
My personal favourities included:
- Halifax Reward £360 a year hack
- The best extra “dummy” accounts for bank switching
- How I saved £200+ ditching Amazon for a year
The Andy Clever Cash YouTube channel in 2022
2022 was another great year for YouTube. I started 2021 with 20,000 subscribers and by the time you read this that figure has just nudged over 50,000.
Views were also phenomenal, with more than 3.1 million taking place across all the videos – that’s almost 2 million more than in 2021.
Alongside the usual video guides, I also held 25 live Ask Andy Q&A’s which have been an amazing way to connect with you every other week.
The most viewed videos created this year included a number of my monthly updates on savings, banking and credit cards, which I won’t share below as they’re largely out of date (new versions are published every month). But of the rest, these had the most views:
- Premium Bonds after a year: Were they worth it? (108k views)
- The best money making apps of 2022 (43k views)
- Chase vs Staring vs Monzo (42k views)
- 14 ways to improve your credit score (34k views)
There are also a handful of videos with lower views which I think are worth a look at if you missed them:
- 10 Places To Find Forgotten Money (3.3k views)
- 3 Credit Card Rules You Have To Follow (6.6k views)
- American Express HACK: Get THREE sign up bonuses (8.6k views)
- Creating a budget you can stick to (2.4k views)
Watch new videos every week on our channel, plus a regular live Q&A
The Cash Chats podcast in 2022
Even though I had to drop the bonus weekly “Your Money, This Week” episode of the pod (I just didn’t have time, but hope to bring it back in 2023), there have been a total of 225,000 downloads (up from 172,000 in 2021) of Cash Chats, with double the number of people listening to each episode.
Once again I managed to publish at least one episode a week all year, bringing the number of consecutive weeks to 154! Podcasting might be smaller than the others, and not really bring in much income, but I love being able to speak to guests or just chat to you each week.
But the two biggest moments of the year for me were thanks to the podcast. First, in March, I interviewed then-Chancellor Rishi Sunak on the show, a huge coup for an independent podcast.
And then in October Cash Chats was featured as “Show of the Week” in the Radio Times, selected ahead of alternatives from the BBC, Which? and the FT.
I’m not going to suggest certain episodes to catch up on as it’s best to just follow Cash Chats on your podcast app via these buttons and start listening!
Listen to Cash Chats, Andy’s award-winning podcast. Episodes every Tuesday.