I was reading the January issue of Eddie Hobbs’ You and Your Money magazine. Something struck me as I was reading it – which was confirmed when I checked the staff currently writing for the magazine. It looks like all the original writing staff of the magazine (apart from Eddie himself) has moved on.
None of the original well known consumer journalists such as Eddie Lennon, Conor Pope or Bill Tyson, or even Charlie Weston are contributing to the magazine. Even Claire Byrne of Newstalk doesn’t seem to be involved any more, despite her high profile addition to the writing staff of the magazine a few months ago,
When you ally this apparent decline in the profile of the writing staff to the decline of circulation from a high of 60,000, and an average of 40,000 after the first 3 months, to an audited average circulation of approximately 20,000 at the moment, it doesn’t look good for “You and Your Money”.