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|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
|Home town||London, England|
Jasmine Birtles is a financial and business journalist, author and presenter.
Her consumer website Moneymagpie focuses on making and saving money. She has made appearances on several British television programmes including Good Morning Britain, BBC Breakfast,This Morning,The Wright Stuff,Channel 4 News, and Sky News. She has presented several TV programmes including Homes Under the Hammer, Spend Spend Spend, First Time Buyers and Doctor Dosh. She is also patron of the charity Fair for You.
Birtles presented debt documentary The Insider for Channel 4. She is a financial commentator for This Morning, Good Morning Britain, BBC News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News and The Wright Stuff. She is also a regular guest on radio programmes including the BBC's You and Yours,Steve Wright in the Afternoon,Radio 2, Radio 5 Live and BBC local radio and commercial stations.
Birtles has monthly money columns in Reader's Digest,Closer magazine, and Prima Baby. She has written for a number of other newspapers and magazines in the past. In addition, she has written several e-books, and almost forty physical books, including the best seller A Little Book of Abuse (2000, Boxtree) and her latest publication Beat the Banks! (2010, Vermilion). Other titles include:
Birtles is on the expert panel for The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, a columnist for Family Traveler and regularly writes about travel on Moneymagpie.com.
Birtles went to Brighton and Hove High School. She won a scholarship to read English Literature at Christ's College, Cambridge where she was a member of Footlights and performed with Cambridge University Light Entertainment Society. After university she enjoyed a short stint as an actress and toured with a production of Don't Dress for Dinner. She still takes to the stage as a stand up comedian and once compered her own comedy club, The Giggling Elk.