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Top 10 ways to grow your money

1st Feb 2021

Don’t let your financial fears ruin your retirement – you can invest and grow your money for your old age. You can find safe investments and good money-making ideas if you know where to look, and that’s where we come in. There are some simple principles you can follow year-on-year that will help you make…

How to Save Fast for Your Mortgage Deposit

14th Dec 2020

Saving for a mortgage deposit takes longer than ever these days – especially as low-deposit mortgages are increasingly hard to find in the wake of the pandemic. The good news is that, if you try these tips, you could save thousands of pounds in a year – and achieve your dream of home ownership faster…

Do You Have Cash in a Child Trust Fund?

16th Sep 2020

Could your child (or even, if you’re a young adult, you yourself) be sitting on a trust fund that you or your parents had completely forgotten about? If you were born or had children between 2002 and 2011, this might very well be the case. Read on to find out all about the Government’s Child…

How to Invest £250,000

10th Aug 2020

We’ve already covered how to invest if you’ve got a spare £10,000 to play with. But what if your coffers are looking a bit more rosy than that?  If you’ve got a bit more money to invest, you’ll want to consider longer term strategies for growth. It’s likely that, with a quarter of a million…

5 ways for mums to make money

26th Jul 2020

Our readers often ask us how they can make money whilst stuck at home with the kids or what type of jobs can be fitted around school hours. If you too would like to make some extra cash while looking after your little ones, we have some good news – there are loads of ways…

What does it mean? All those confusing money terms explained!

5th Feb 2020

Are you sick of reading money terms that mean absolutely nothing to you? Quite right – don’t put up with it any longer! Here’s our (not at all definitive) finance and banking glossary with all those confusing money terms explained, so that you can understand what it’s all about!   money terms Accountant: Professional number-cruncher….

Auto-enrolment: what it means for you

15th Dec 2019

Auto-enrolment is designed to encourage everyone in work to save for their retirement. Since it was introduced in 2012, the proportion of employees with a workplace pension has rocketed from 55% to a huge 87% in 2019. The scheme was introduced to encourage retirement planning. The idea is to reduce the future burden of older…

Gilt funds: how to invest in them

21st Oct 2019

Gilt funds are an alternative way to invest in gilts (government bonds). It’s actually quite easy to invest in individual gilts as we showed here, but many people like to invest in funds of gilts. Funds can give you a good spread of different types of gilts in your portfolio but can also potentially cost you…

Brexit, what happens when you go abroad

21st Sep 2018

Brexit is supposed to happen on March 29th 2019 but so far we have no deal with the EU about how we are going to leave. If a deal is struck (and that’s not definite by any means at this stage) then both sides have agreed on a 21-month “transition” period that will start after the…

Finding assets: get back money you didn’t know you had!

16th Nov 2017

Although it may seem almost unthinkable to lose track of your cash, it’s a surprisingly common occurrence. Since everyone can do with discovering their own little ‘pot of gold’, we did some research to discover ways of claiming your forgotten funds. The good news is: finding assets is easier than you might think! Let’s take…

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,…