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Summary

Jasmine Birtles believes that anyone can be better off, she just needs to show you how.

Packed full of practical financial advice and brilliant money-saving ideas, The Money Magpie shows you how to spend less, make more and invest what's left over, even in hard times. Based on this key idea, Jasmine tells you how to:

  • Be the King or Queen of cash by getting the best deals on utilities, credit cards and food
  • Assess and manage your finances with clear, easy-to-follow techniques
  • Make more money instantly using what you have already
  • Work out a long term plan for increasing wealth that fits into your lifestyle

    With handy links to Jasmine's fast-growing website www.moneymagpie.com, and the use of self-assessment quizzes, brilliantly simple advice and ideas that mould around the way you live, The Money Magpie will teach you how to be rich, whatever your situation.

    Jasmine Birtles has a background in financial and business journalism, as well as being a TV presenter and humorist. She writes for the Mirror, the Independent on Sunday, Cosmo, Glamour and Essentials, and has a daily column in the Express. Jasmine appears regularly as a financial expert on GMTV, This Morning, The Wright Stuff, BBC Breakfast, Working Lunch, Tonight and all the news channels. Her latest project is for BBC Learning, where she presents online for BBC RaW Money, helping with financial literacy and skills for everyday life.

  • ©2009 Vermillion; (P)2009 Summersdale Publishers Ltd

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    • Gigi
    • United Kingdom
    • 19-05-09

    Invaluable

    This is essential. It turned my financial catastrophe around. I found it accessible, to the point and strangely fun. Also I recommend her website, moneymagpie.com, which is more of the same.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    • George
    • United Kingdom
    • 19-05-09

    Very helpful

    Very happy with this. Lots of helpful tips that actually made a big difference in my life. Thanks!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Boring

    At moments, it seemed to be an audiobook trying to promote and drive traffic to their website.

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    Excellent

    Excellent - well delivered, useful information and full details of where to find additional information. I found myself writing notes to look things up after listening. Highly recommended.

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    A lot of good tips

    But also a lot of useless ones, like going to the beach and finding free food there.

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    • John
    • United Kingdom
    • 30-11-09

    Money saving expertise

    There are some particularly good tips on seeing through the insurance and banking scams. Jasmine Birtles is clearly quite irked by the larger financial organizations. And I can't say I blame her.
    If you can get over some of her over-smiley delivery then this has a wealth of truly valuable information.
    Well worth a listen.

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    • John
    • United Kingdom
    • 30-06-09

    Good, Actionable Tips & Advice

    One of the reassuring things about Jasmine Birtles is that she genuinely wants to help other people.
    If you're in debt then don't go to one of the companies that advertise on TV - there are free charities that will negotiate with your creditors (the people you owe money to) for you.
    What's more there are loads of little things you can do right now to save and make money. They are spelt out in easy, simple steps and they work.
    Brilliant!

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    • Martin
    • United Kingdom
    • 15-06-09

    Jasmine Birtles

    Jasmine has once again packed loads of great money-saving and money-making advice into a small package.

    Without question this is essential reading for anyone who is serious about making or saving money. TOP TIP!

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    • Max
    • United Kingdom
    • 19-05-09

    Excellent

    Jasmine gets straight to the point and is very clear and easy to understand. The book was very useful and answered a number of questions that I needed answering.

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    • Helena
    • United Kingdom
    • 19-05-09

    The Moneymagpie

    This is an easy to understand guide to all the money worries everyone has now that the credit crunch is affecting our everyday lives. Get things on the cheap and sort out finances without all the jargon that usually puts us off. Lots of the info is actually on the website for free so you can test it out first...