Interview with Frugal Blogger: Shoestring Cottage

Reading Time: 6 mins The world can feel a very scary place at the moment, the news is a constant reminder about inflation and financial woes. It is therefore a breath of fresh air to see people, much like us, choosing to try and offer solutions. Jane at Shoestring Cottage is one such enterprise. Off the back of her … read more

How to make your dream a reality: by Katie Godfrey

Reading Time: 4 mins Katie Godfrey’s Story Sometimes we read a story that gives us hope. Katie Godfrey’s life is one such story and now sees Katie reaching out to inspire others to help them follow their own dreams. Thirteen year old Katie Godfrey felt her options were limited. She had dropped out of school due to horrendous bullying, … read more

As Fear Reaches its Peak: What Should we do about this inflation?

Reading Time: 6 mins Inflation really is causing panic and upset at the moment. The Centre for Economic and Business Research has published data from YouGov on consumer confidence: the HL Savings and Resilience Barometer data is available on request and outlines the problems of “cash” and “income” faced by a majority of the population in light of recently … read more

10 key tax pros and cons of putting more money into your pension

Reading Time: 7 mins It is the tax treatment of pensions that makes them both an attractive long-term savings option, and a complicated one. Here Adrian Lowery, personal finance expert at Isa and Sipp platform Bestinvest, delves into ten of the tax benefits and dangers pension savers need to know about along with Louise Higham, a chartered financial planner … read more

22 ways to make and save money in 2022

Reading Time: 5 mins Here at MoneyMagpie, we’ve collected 22 ways to make and save money in 2022, so why not check a few out for yourself. 11 ways to make money 11 ways to save money  11 ways to make money:   IS YOUR TOY TRAIN WORTH MORE THAN SILVER? If you’re thinking about having a clear-out now … 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

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

Free money! How to trace a lost pension

Reading Time: 5 mins Believe it or not, there is an estimated £19.4bn worth of pensions currently lost or forgotten. That’s right, almost 20 billion Great British Pounds floating in the ether, waiting to be claimed. If you trace your pensions, you may find that some of it could be yours! Millions of people are at risk of missing … read more

Help! How do I set up a self-select ISA?

Reading Time: 10 mins A lady called Maureen who attended one of Jasmine’s investing workshops wrote in asking for help to set up a self-select ISA. She wrote: “I was on your investment workshop last night and it was great. Thank you. After the workshop I tried to open a stocks and shares ISA with Vanguard. It looks like … read more

Work from home roles for everyone

Reading Time: 17 mins Working from home has become the norm for many people post pandemic. For many, it looks set to be the future of their working lives too. There are many benefits to working from home. Not only does it save businesses money on rent, bills and other costs, but studies have shown worker productivity has generally … read more

Investing in your pension today can help you enjoy a happier retirement

Reading Time: 9 mins You’re young and carefree – or in your 30s and 40s with kids and a mortgage – so your pension is taking a back seat. We get it! But you should know that you’re missing out on tens of thousands of pounds of retirement income. Regular small monthly contributions to your pension build up over … read more

Level up your savings and earn £10 with Chip!

Reading Time: 4 mins For some of us, our savings are looking a little bleak. No matter how hard we try to build up our wealth, our savings account remains stagnant. But getting serious about your money can seem daunting, and it may feel futile. Luckily, there is a helpful solution available. Enter Chip. Chip is the savings account … read more

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