For a richer life
The Magpie Columns
Jasmine's Column

These are my thoughts. I’m not saying they’re right, I’m not saying they’re wrong (well I am actually – they’re absolutely right!). I talk about money news, what I’m up to and what has made me laugh, cry or just want to shout and throw things!

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Finances & Investing

Another friend of mine, the lovely Justin Urquhart Stewart, is director of 7 Investment Managment and a regular stock market commentator on TV and radio (he’s the one with the snazzy red braces). He has a sharp brain and a wicked sense of humour which is why I asked him to blog for us. This is finance that’s fun.

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Food

My friend newsreader Sarah Lockett is a brilliant cook and a great foodie. She’s always coming up with new recipe ideas for her family and for the lovely dinner parties she regularly holds. She’s been bringing us fantastic money-saving recipes since we started Moneymagpie.

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50+

Hilaire Gomer has been a financial journalist all of her working life, so there isn’t a money issue she hasn’t thought about. She is now in her 50s and hopes to offer 50+ readers lots of useful financial and lifestyle hints and analysis. Her favourite pensioner is her compos mentis aunt Alicia in her 96th year and counting.

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Technology

We’re big fans of technology and gadgets – particularly ones that make our lives easier. We review all sorts of tech and gadgets to let you know what’s worth your hard earned cash.

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Student Finances

Joe Levi, a graduate in International Business, Finance and Economics, launched the website Student Money Saver in response to the hardship faced by many students, including the imminent rise in tuition fees. He’ll be keeping us up to date with all the latest financial issues from a student’s perspective.

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Rip-off Britain

There are so many rip-offs and frauds going on in the UK now, we think it’s really important to let you know of the latest ones as soon as we hear of them. Don’t get caught out – save yourself lots of money and heartache by checking this regularly.

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Small Business

As we’re so keen on making money here at Moneymagpie, we set up a small business blog where our business friends could talk about their experiences and share the joys and sorrows of running your own small business.

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Online Business Blog

Razwana Wahid is a writer at YourWorkisYourLife.com – a web-based copy-writing business for service providers who want to turn dull, corporate text into personality-filled language that speaks to your customer’s needs, and sells. Learn more at and follower her on Twitter.

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Salty Dog Investor

Saltydog Investor shows you the successful investing strategy of entrepreneur Douglas Chadwick. The Salty Dog team tend to make a minimum of 10% return on their investments each year and they offer their research for subscribers to follow.

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Travel Blog

Ron Stern is editor-in-chief of JustSayGo.com, an online, travel-oriented e-zine. He’s also the travel columnist for the San Diego Community Newspaper Group, and Fifty Plus Marketplace News. He has travelled extensively and is the author of five other books. When he isn’t running the travel sites www.globalgumshoe.com and www.ronsterntravel.com he’ll be bringing his travel tips, videos and stories to Moneymagpie each week.

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What to do tonight

Wondering what to do and where to go tonight? We’re always looking around for bargain entertainment and we want to tell people about it when we find something good. So here are reviews from all the Moneymagpies of deals on theatre, film, meals out, video games and more.

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