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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…

Volunteer holidays

27th Jul 2013

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,…

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’…

How to save £1,900 a year by cycling

30th Apr 2013

Did you know the average cyclist has the fitness levels of someone ten years their junior? So it’s no wonder that Britain now has around 27 million cyclists leaving the car behind and embracing the outdoors. Cycling isn’t only a way to maintain your health and fitness levels, though. This environmentally-friendly means of transport can also…

How to get the cheapest holiday possible

16th Aug 2012

We all like to save money on holiday but did you know you can get an iPad at Gatwick Airport for £38 less than on the high street? Or a Hugo Boss blazer for £50 less? No, nor did I until I started my term as a member of the Gatwick Passenger Panel, representing shoppers….

What on earth is a FTSE?

23rd Apr 2012

You hear about the all-important FTSE (pronounced ‘footsie’) on the news and in the press. But what exactly is a FTSE, and why is it so important whether it goes up or down?  This clear, down-to-earth guide tells you everything you need to know and reveals how you can make serious money trading on the…

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…

Who is Jasmine Birtles?

15th Feb 2009

Jasmine’s biog lists her qualities as follows: Finance journalist, expert, author, pundit, presenter and workshop host. There’s more on her Wikipedia page too. As a TV presenter specialising in business and personal finance, Jasmine is a regular financial expert on Daybreak, BBC Breakfast News, This Morning, BBC News and Sky News. She is also the…

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,…