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How to Get Out of Debt After the Summer

Reading Time: 7 mins When you’re struggling to pay interest on credit cards, loans or an overdraft – let alone paying off what you owe – it can seem like you’ll never get out of debt. Fortunately, there is a way out. If you follow these four easy steps, you can ditch the debt, and start living again. Step … read more

Volunteer holidays

Reading Time: 4 mins Volunteering while getting away from your regular day-to-day routine can be a great way to see the world while doing something positive such as benefiting deprived communities or helping the planet. Working might not be everyone’s idea of a relaxing holiday but there are plenty of choices about the type of volunteering one can do, … read more

Make or save £500 a month for your cash ISA

Reading Time: 8 mins The tax-free allowance from 1 July 2014 is £15,240 – so rather than have your savings languish in an ordinary account, we strongly recommend you make the most of the tax benefits that ISAs bring. In today’s low-interest environment, taking full advantage of your tax-free allowance is more important than ever. Don’t have enough savings to take … read more

Alternative Funerals

Reading Time: 6 mins Alternative funerals are increasingly popular.  Funerals should be a celebration of life rather than just a lamentation of death.  So here are some really great alternative options when making funeral plans.

Detox your finances

Reading Time: 6 mins It’s a tough time for everyone at the moment. Even the most frugal among us are still feeling the pinch. But in the same way you might be planning to detox and shape up for summer, it’s time to take a fresh look at shaping up your finances too. Even if you have blown your … read more

Secured loans – the truth

Reading Time: 9 mins Imagine you’ve borrowed £5,000 and you are struggling to pay it back. If you’ve borrowed that money in the form of a secured loan against your house and you really can’t make the repayments, your home will be repossessed. No questions asked and no second chances. To lose your entire home for that sum of … read more

The 7 best ways to protect your income

Reading Time: 9 mins Between August to October 2020, the UK unemployment rate was estimated to be 4.9%.This means 1.69 million people were classified as unemployed in Britain. In 2021, this number is expected to rise further. As a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, the words ‘unemployment’ and ‘redundancy’ will be an ongoing concern for Brits up and down … read more

Money to borrow

Reading Time: 9 mins You want some money to borrow but you don’t know how. It is confusing. We’re often asked how to borrow money and what is the best way to borrow money. This is why we’ve put together this guide showing you how to work out what is the best way to borrow money. How does borrowing … read more

Tips for starting a business

Reading Time: 4 mins Are you thinking of going self employed? If so then follow our tips for starting a business below. Courtesy of Victoria Atherstone, Founder & CEO of Love2scoot Ltd. She’s still developing her business but she has learned a lot in the process! Here are her top tips for starting a business: Tip One: Don’t run … read more

50 ways to save money in your home

Reading Time: 20 mins We could all do with cutting our household expenditure, so we’ve come up with 50 easy ways you can save money in your home. Starting with these tiny changes to everyday life, you will notice a difference. Start by having a go at just half of them and you’re bound to save a healthy amount! … read more

About Us

  Hellooo! Thanks for dropping by 🙂 We’re the MoneyMagpies (do you like our pictures above??).   Meet the team   So, look at our wonderful and very true-to-life portraits above and slap-bang in the middle is Jasmine Birtles, our beloved leader, founder, cake-monster and, oh yes, TV financial commentator and journalist.     On … read more

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