Clare Seal on sharing the truth about money on Instagram, and discovering none of us is so alone after all.

May 25, 06:00 AM
In spring 2019 Clare Seal was £27,000 in personal debt on credit cards, store cards and loans. After a "really awful day" she decided to fix her relationship with money and share her journey back into financial wellbeing on her Instagram account @myfrugalyear;
“I just thought a couple of dozen people would follow me and shout at me if I spent too much money. I definitely didn’t expect it to grow. When you are in a situation like that, you feel like you’re the only person in the world going through it. I really felt very isolated. That I was the single worst person in the world with money. But this is far from the truth.” Clare Seal
Since then, Clare's overcome feelings of shame and fear of judgement to create an online community followed by more than 70 thousand people.

She's written two books, Real Life Money and The Real Life Money Journal, become a columnist for Glamour magazine and launched the Financial Wellbeing Forum, a space for honest conversation and education about money.

In this episode of #justbloodypostit we chat about what it's like to make yourself completely vulnerable online, about shedding shame, finding your tribe and transforming your financial outlook in the process.