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Search Results for 'stock market'

Watch out for the pump and dump, Ponzi and the Spanish prisoner Cons

20th Oct 2013

I have just finished reading The Con Men: A History of Financial Fraud and the Lessons you can Learn by Leo Gough. Before reading, I didn’t have much knowledge of scams and fraud within the financial sector and I also had no idea how long some of the cons ran on for, or how much…

Is the iPhone 5c worth it?

24th Sep 2013

Apple is marketing their new iPhone 5c as a cheaper alternative to their more expensive models, but is it actually worth buying? The downsides of the newest iPhone Looking at their comparison chart for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s, there isn’t too much of a difference between the 5c and 5s as far…

How to avoid boiler room scams

12th Aug 2013

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – watch the movie ‘Boiler Room’. It’s a good view and it will give you an idea of how these nasty, fraudulent operations work. “Boiler Room” scams involve bogus stockbrokers, usually based overseas, cold calling people to pressure them into buying shares that promise high returns. In…

How to get Cheap currency for your holiday

13th May 2013

Everyone wants cheap currency right? Right now the pound is pretty strong against the euro, which means you get more money for your sterling! This makes it a great time to stock up on holiday euros, but getting the cheapest foreign currency possible is still a must. Don’t be fooled by high-street claims of ‘commission-free’…

Cheap, green cleaning products you can make yourself

20th Feb 2012

Cleaning products – we can’t do without them can we? But cleaning supplies are notoriously expensive – and they can contain as much as 90% water! How do we get duped into buying these products instead of making our own cheap green cleaning products. Once again, clever marketing has tricked us into buying expensive and…

Find Love in 47 steps: from small talk to free dating sites

10th Feb 2012

Here at MoneyMagpie we know that finding love can be a long journey filled with many ups and downs; that’s why we’ve put together this indispensable guide covering everything from free dating sites to working on your chat-up lines.  So be safe, have fun and let us know how you get on! 1. Join dating…

About Us

11th Dec 2008

Hellooo! 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,…