It’s International Women’s Day! MoneyMagpie was founded by a strong female leader in the personal finance industry. Jasmine Birtles founded the website almost 15 years ago. Her mission was, and still is, to empower people to take control of their finances.
Money can be a daunting and complicated subject. It is one people shy away from, and can be a source of huge worry for many. Jasmine decided enough was enough. She was going to get people talking about their finances openly. Not only this, but she wanted to give people easy and fun ways to make money, which they could do around their jobs, family and the ups and downs of life.
Now, more than ever, it is important to ensure people have all the tools they need to manage their finances. Jasmine continues to be determined to help people grow their savings, manage their money and learn the ins and outs of their money.
In celebration of International Women’s Day and MoneyMagpie’s female CEO, we have rounded up all of the articles we have about women in finance, business and how we can empower women to become financially independent.
In this episode of the How To Be A Money Magpie podcast, founder Jasmine Birtles is joined by Romi Savova, the founder and CEO of PensionBee, the kind sponsor of this episode and Jessica Beard, a financial journalist at The Telegraph. They discuss how women can make the most of their pensions and make sure that they don’t lose out.
Listen to the podcast and read the written summary here.
A survey conducted by Focaldata for award-winning investment service Hargreaves Lansdown has found that on average, women tend to worry more about money than their male counterparts. Read now.
Investing isn’t just for men-folk! Women should invest too! Ladies are losing out on good money just by failing to put money into stocks and shares ISAs each year. Read the full article here.
Women face a pension pay gap of almost 60% compared to men. When it comes to pensions, this pay gap can mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of pounds for retirement. How can they overcome this? Read the full article here.
There is nothing more empowering than surrounding yourself with like-minded people that support and encourage you, every step of the way. A variety of studies have identified the power of being part of the right crowd to accelerate your growth or achieve success. Women entrepreneurs have tapped into this mindset and created a number of networking groups across the UK to support other women in business.
You can find out more about these groups here.
It was recently revealed that hundreds of older women could miss out on State Pension payments owed to them. Could you be one of the women who’s missed out on receiving your full State Pension entitlement? Caused by a Government error, thousands of women have been left shortchanged, and owed money for not having their pensions uplifted.
See if you are entitled here.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting some of the innovative ways in which women can make and have been making money as entrepreneurs. Read it now.
Sometimes we read a story that gives us hope. Katie Godfrey’s life is one such story. Now, Katie is reaching out to inspire others to help them follow their own dreams. Check it out now.
If you would like to make some extra cash while looking after your little ones, we have some good news – there are loads of ways for stay-at-home mums and dads to make extra money. Whether it’s monetising your time, space or skills, try our top five methods for making money if you’re a stay-at-home parent. Read now.
Easy ways for mums to make money – ebook
There are a lot of making money ideas for mums in this eBook, even if you’re looking after children full-time. So if you’re feeling a bit confused about where to start in your search for work and you feel it’s time to make some extra cash, go for it! Read the eBook now.