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Podcaster Mr MoneyJar becomes a National Numeracy Ambassador

19 Oct 2021

National Numeracy is delighted to announce that Timi Merriman-Johnson, aka Mr MoneyJar, has generously agreed to become a National Numeracy Ambassador and will be contributing his no-nonsense take on making your money go further to Number Confidence Week which kicks off on Monday 1 November

Timi Merriman-Johnson

Timi is a financial content creator, podcaster and the founder of Mr MoneyJar, through which he seeks to help people get to grips with all kinds of money matters. 

Covering everything from budgeting and saving through to getting on the property ladder Timi uses familiar everyday items such as Nando’s chicken or Pokémon to help illustrate his points. His weekly Mr MoneyJar Show podcast has him offering heaps of useful tips and chatting to other finance experts and influencers.

Timi said: “I am thrilled to be joining National Numeracy as its newest ambassador. Number confidence and money management are at the heart of everything I have done for the past two years through my financial education platform, Mr MoneyJar. I look forward to working with the charity to spread numeracy and number positivity to the communities who stand to benefit from it most."

Sam Sims, Chief Executive of National Numeracy welcomes Timi to the team: “Timi’s knack for making the, sometimes scary, world of finance accessible, relatable and fun is a great match for what we are trying to do here at National Numeracy. 

“We believe that having the number confidence and skills to feel in control of your finances is within everyone’s grasp. It takes a bit of practice and the right support, but we know from the thousands of people we support, not only can it be achieved, but it can also be transformational. We are delighted that Timi will be helping us get that message across, making a real difference to people’s lives.”

Timi joins our fantastic celebrity Ambassadors, Rachel Riley, Martin Lewis and Bobby Seagull, Katya Jones, Peter Sawkins and Harry Baker who all freely give their time and energy to help the adults and children in the UK get on with numbers so they can get on in life.

During Number Confidence Week, 1-5 November, Timi will be taking part in our ‘Confidence Conversations’ video series that will see experts, celebrities and people who have improved their numeracy lift the lid on how to gain the number confidence you need to help with different parts of your life.  And he will be popping up on our Instagram Live sessions, so be sure to follow us for all the details @national_numeracy.

However, you don’t have to wait until 1 November to get started on building your number confidence – you can have a go right now by trying the National Numeracy Challenge – it only takes 10 minutes to get started and includes loads of fantastic new resources especially devised to help with number confidence.

Try the National Numeracy Challenge

However you feel about maths, you’re not alone. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free and easy-to-use website you can use to improve your confidence with numbers.   

It’s ideal for brushing up, checking your level, or for catching up on learning you missed, and it’s all about the maths you need in daily life and at work – no algebra or trigonometry.

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