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Jasmine Birtles

Jasmine Birtles
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Jasmine Birtles

Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
Television presenter,
Home townLondon, England

Jasmine Birtles is a financial and business journalist, author and presenter.[1]

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,[2]This Morning,[3]The Wright Stuff,[4]Channel 4 News,[5] and Sky News.[6] 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.[7]

Financial journalism

Broadcast media

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,[8]Steve Wright in the Afternoon,[9]Radio 2, Radio 5 Live and BBC local radio and commercial stations.


Birtles has monthly money columns in Reader's Digest,[10]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![11] (2010, Vermilion). Other titles include:[12]

  • A Woman's Little Instruction Book (1995, Boxtree)
  • Do You Still Miss Your Ex-Husband? Yes But My Aim Is Improving. (1996, O'Mara)
  • A Parent's Little Instruction Book (1996, Boxtree)
  • 1001 Knock Knock Jokes (1998, Robinson)
  • The Little Book of Excuses (2001, Boxtree)
  • A Girl's Best Friend Is Her Money (2002, Boxtree)
  • A Little Book of More Abuse (2002, Boxtree)
  • A Bit on the Side, 500 Ways to Boost your Income (2005, Piatkus)
  • Money Book: Control Your Money, Control Your Life (2006, Piatkus)
  • The Money Magpie (2009, Vermilion)

Public speaking

As a public speaker[13] Birtles has spoken at conferences for a wide variety of companies and organisations.[14]

She performed a one-woman show - a humorous take on money management - at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2005,[15] called "How to be Rich Without Really Trying".

Travel writing

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.


  1. ^ 'Once women understand money, they do much better than men' The Independent, 10 May 2003
  2. ^ Jasmine, Birtles. "Money saving tips". BBC.YouTube. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ This, Morning. "This Morning". ITV. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Jasmine, Birtles. "The Wright Stuff". Channel 5.
  5. ^ UK, Growth. "Save or Spend". Channel 4. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ Eamon, Holmes. "Sky News". Sky. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "Feel Trapped with your Credit File? - Fair for You". Fair for You. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Jasmine, Birtles (14 October 2009). "The search for 'green shoots'". BBC. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Jasmine, Birtles. "Steve Wright in the Afternoon". BBC Radio 2. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ Reader's, Digest. "Podcasts". Reader's Digest. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ Jasmine, Birtles. "Beat the Banks". Vermilion. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ Jasmine Birtles Amazon.co.uk
  13. ^ Speakers, Corner. "Jasmine Birtles". Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ Jasmine Birtles Archived 24 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine City Speakers International, 2010
  15. ^ How To Be Rich Without Really Trying Chortle, 2005

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