Free money: how to get your hands on it now!

Reading Time: 8 mins Free money. It doesn’t exist right? Wrong…well, at least you can get back money you didn’t know you had. That certainly exists…millions of pounds-worth of it in fact! An easy way to make money is by looking for old accounts, lost pensions and missing assets. You might be surprised at what’s there for you. And … read more

How to make money even when you’re broke

Reading Time: 8 mins At MoneyMagpie we’re constantly coming up with new ways to make money. But, sometimes, money-making ideas require you have a fair amount of cash to make an initial investment. It’s for this reason we’ve put together this guide to making money even if you’re broke. Follow our guide and see what money-making opportunities out there … read more

Make money, save money, and beat the big squeeze

Reading Time: 7 mins The big squeeze is on. Household income has been under pressure for years now as a result of higher prices, sluggish pay rises, and spending cuts. Unfortunately, according to The Resolution Foundation, none of these things are set to change any time soon. We can expect to feel the pain for years to come, so … read more


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What is an unsecured loan? The truth

Reading Time: 8 mins Have you ever asked yourself “what is an unsecured loan”? I mean, as opposed to a ‘secured’ loan? It sounds dodgy but, weirdly, an unsecured loan actually less dodgy than a ‘secured’ loan. With an unsecured loan you’re not likely to lose your house or your car whereas with a secured loan you might. If … read more

How to make money from TV

Reading Time: 7 mins Have you ever wondered how you can make money from TV? It’s not just for celebrities. Ordinary people can make money from TV in all sorts of odd ways. Just as important as being on the box is what happens behind the box. Whether you want to make a few pounds or become a millionaire, … read more

Safe savings alternatives

Reading Time: 6 mins Are you fed up of all the same old problems with banks? Dismal interest rates, needless charges, poor customer service… the list goes on. You’ll be happy to now then, that you don’t have to put up with it: There are actually some very viable alternatives. Here are our top five favourite savings alternatives.

Questions and answers – money tips and benefits if you’re ill

Reading Time: 8 mins You can get a number of benefits if you’re ill and there are other quick financial fixes you can do to bring in more cash as you get better. I’ve been answering financial questions for a website that gives support to women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The ladies have asked some good … read more

Critical illness cover: Is it critical?

Reading Time: 4 mins We don’t like to think about becoming seriously ill, but it’s important to consider financial protection against the worst happening. Critical illness cover is one option, designed to ease the financial burden with a tax-free lump sum which you can spend however you like. However, with sneaky exclusions and an array of policies to choose … read more

Get your money sorted for 2022: Webinar Summary

Reading Time: 5 mins Do you have a New Year’s resolution to clean up your finances? Are you looking to get your money sorted this year? Then look no further! We recently hosted a FREE webinar all about sorting your money this new year. Hosted by our founder and CEO Jasmine Birtles, the webinar discussed sorting various aspects of … read more

How to manage your own pension

Reading Time: 8 mins Pensions! We all have one and know it’s important, but how many of us can truly say we understand how they work? If that’s you then you’re definitely not alone. Recent research by personal finance website Nerd Wallet found that fewer than one in five of us would feel confident they know what contributions they … read more

The State Pension: Get what you’re entitled to!

Reading Time: 3 mins Worried about how much state pension you will recieve? We recently collaborated with leading pension provider PensionBee to bring you six podcasts all about pensions. These podcasts cover the basics as well as looking in depth into different types of pensions. In this episode of the How To Be A Money Magpie podcast, founder Jasmine Birtles is … read more

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