About Us



Thanks for dropping by 🙂

We’re the MoneyMagpies (do you like our pictures above??).


Meet the team

Jasmine Birtles – Founder & director 

Founder and director of MoneyMagpie, Jasmine is a TV financial expert, presenter, author of 38 books, comedian and the Daily Mail’s ‘Miss Moneysaver’ columnist.

She runs three companies, lives in London, enjoys all things cultural and loves animals.

You can find out what Jasmine’s doing, and what she has done (hey, what hasn’t she done?!) at her personal website, JasmineBirtles.com

To contact Jasmine in order to hire her or get in touch with her agent, Geraldine Woods on 07738 420404 or geraldine@yellowpoppymedia.com

Twitter: @Jasmine.

Here is her Instagram page


Marc Crosby – Publishing Editor

Marc, or ‘he who must be obeyed’, has been the Publishing Editor of MoneyMagpie since 2014 and handles the day-to-day running of the site.

He keeps MoneyMagpie up-to-date, makes sure the site gets funded (that’s kind of important!) and generally makes sure everything is working smoothly. If you should ever get in contact with the site, chances are you’ll be speaking to Marc.

He’s also a huge movie buff, so when he’s not working on MoneyMagpie he’s probably either watching another film or walking his very naughty Jack Russell, Benji.

Email:       Twitter: @marccrosby5


Vicky Parry – Content Editor

Vicky is head of content. She has a nose for a bargain and loves a hustle.

As a strong advocate and one of the forerunners of “solutions journalism”, she takes her role very seriously and tries to help all magpies find their wings.

Vicky is an award-winning journalist and content creator and brings that voice and expertise to making the site as fun to read and helpful as possible. Her background in social enterprise and innovation keeps all us magpies moving forward.

She is also obsessed with dogs…in fact the whole team is!


Isobel Lawrance – Assistant content editor

Izzy first joined MoneyMagpie as an intern – and she never left! As our Assistant Content Editor, Izzy handles all your social media needs. From creating graphics to growing engagement, she covers it all.

She also writes for the site, bringing you the latest and greatest ways to make and save money.

She is a frugal young lady who always keeps an eye out for the best bargains and deals just for you. You may hear her on the radio from time to time!

You will likely work with Izzy when collaborating on social campaigns.





a bit of background

MoneyMagpie is the UK’s leading self-help money site for those seeking a richer life. It’s packed with fun and easy to understand articles, eBooks and videos on how to make money, save money and manage your money wisely.

Essentially, MoneyMagpie is your complete guide to your money including how to save it, how to spend it, how to make it and how to invest it.

Founded in 2007 by money-making expert, journalist and TV personality Jasmine Birtles, well-known for her appearances on popular day-time TV & radio shows and through her columns as a print journalist, such as her weekly Miss Moneysaver column in the Daily Mail.

MoneyMagpie has become a major and trusted online destination with over 2,500 money articles across a broad range of financial topics from how to make money, save money and manage your money wisely.

Readers around the UK learn how to make the most of their money and to supplement their day-to-day incomes.

The site is completely free to use, and we are pleased to welcome new readers on a daily basis.

As well as a large section on how to make money, MoneyMagpie has a section on how to save money and one on how to manage your money. Here are the sub-sections under those headings:

How to Make Money

How to Save Money

How to Manage Your Money


  • Make Quick Money
  • Sell Your Stuff
  • Make Money at Home
  • Make Money Online
  • Hobbies & Skills
  • Job Search
  • Small Business Ideas

  • Lifestyle
  • Save Money Shopping
  • Find Home Bargains
  • Rip-Off Britain
  • Holidays & Entertainment
  • Technology & Transport
  • Competitions, Deals & Freebies

  • Budget Planner
  • Tax
  • Pensions
  • Credit Cards & Loans
  • Banking & Savings
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Mortgages
  • Benefits & Debt Assistance

some fun stuff

We specialise in ways for people to make money and we now even have a way that readers can immediately make money just from visiting the site and doing a few activities. Magpie Money gives readers points for browsing the site, commenting on articles, doing surveys and downloading ebooks. These points can be redeemed for £5 Amazon vouchers.

Unlike other money experts, the people behind MoneyMagpie believe that riches are not just about piles of cash, they are about a quality of life, freedom and simplicity.

The ethos behind MoneyMagpie is that we live in a land of plenty, that there is enough for all and that whatever income you are on, there are always ways to have a rich life…often without money.


investing for newbies

MoneyMagpie is on a mission to help everyone get into investing.

We know that 95% of the country is afraid of investing and has never been shown how to take the first steps into making their money make money for them.

This is why we have set up our fortnightly investing newsletter and why we are partnering with investing companies to help run articles, podcasts, webinars and videos all about how to get into investing even if you don’t know anything.

Our articles are easy-to-read, jargon-free and open to all. We cover subjects such as commodities, index tracking funds, bonds, cryptocurrencies, property investing and more.



MoneyMagpie.com is funded by partnerships with trusted brands, banner advertising and affiliate marketing to help cover our running costs.

But we choose our adverts and partners carefully – we only include products which we think are genuinely good.

We also look into everything we advertise to try and ensure it’s legitimate (although you should always seek professional financial advice before parting with your money!)

Do we make a profit? We’re hoping to one day!


Want to advertise with us?

Of course you do. Why wouldn’t you?

Just ring us on 020 7993 6280 or email advertising@moneymagpie.com.

Check out our Advertising page for more info on rates etc.