Articles by Jasmine Birtles

True money stories from smart people: ’Tis the season to spend money... again

Monday, 05 February 2018 | Article

You can tell it’s February because there are Easter eggs in the shops.

Everything you need to know about cryptocurrency

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 | Article

Virtual currencies have been grabbing the headlines over the past few weeks, so here’s a guide to how they work and why I’ve invested in them.

True money stories from smart people: Bright young things will find jobs when robots malfunction

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 | Article

As artificial intelligence takes over ever more of our jobs – from researching stock market trades to making pizzas and even stacking dishwashers – the cold hand of fear is quietly gripping the hearts of working age people.<...>

True money stories from smart people: Christmas in July? You’ll save cash and it’s cool to be different

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | Article

So here it is, they say, Merry Christmas. The lights are already on, the Christmas cards have been in the shops for months and everyone thinks it’s Christmas time in a few weeks – but they’re so wrong!

True money stories from smart people: Whingeing for Britain – who does it best?

Monday, 06 November 2017 | Article

“Selfie camera on the wall, who is the whingiest of them all?”

True money stories from smart people: Tot up your tat to make a quick buck

Monday, 09 October 2017 | Article

Do you ever find yourself mentally totting-up how much your inherited bits of valuables might pull in if ever you needed to sell them?

True money stories from smart people: Who really wants to retire anyway?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | Article

Would you like to retire at 40? It’s easy. Spend nothing, stay indoors, eat baked beans and save water by crying into the toilet cistern so you won’t need to flush.

True money stories from smart people: Crypto currencies - More ups and downs than the Wild West

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 | Article

Just when you think you’ve got your head around the new-fangled payment systems, including the fact that some Anglican churches are now taking contactless collections – a mind-boggling new digital form of currency hits the...

True money stories from smart people: Can I borrow your crystal ball? Mine seems to be faulty

Monday, 14 August 2017 | Article

When we hear of Julius Caesar brushing aside the soothsayer who told him to “beware the Ides of March”, we think he was being dangerously rash.

True money stories from smart people: Cash is not a dirty word

Monday, 10 July 2017 | Article

How much cash have you got in your wallet right now? Twenty quid? A fiver? A button and a 20p piece?