Articles by Jasmine Birtles

Earn extra money: become a film extra and meet Michael Caine

Friday, 24 August 2018 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

I’ve recently found that a lot of people have been coming to my website,, to get information on how to make money as a film extra.

Save the high street - bring in the fireman’s poles

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

Did you hear the joke about the man who goes into a department store? No? Nor did I… not recently, anyway.

No such thing as a free lunch

Friday, 15 June 2018 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

“Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing,” said Albert Einstein, and he knew a thing or two.

A creative genius preying on the poor

Thursday, 03 May 2018 | Article

Have you ever wondered who came up with those marvellous loan products with fantastically high interest rates?

An unwelcome new lease of life

Friday, 06 April 2018 | Article

Could you put a few coppers into my tin? I’m collecting for the poor, hard-done-by house-building companies in England and Wales, which have now lost one of the ways they used to fleece buyers.

Let the contents of your rubbish bin boost your pension

Monday, 05 March 2018 | Article

Did you know that it’s possible to make money from the contents of your rubbish bin? Yes, really.

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!