expert on personal finance
Running small businesses
Women in business
Jasmine Birtles is a financial expert, TV presenter, author, journalist, business commentator and humourist. Her mission is to de-mystify money and give practical advice to help people get out of debt and manage their finances by spending less, making more and investing for a secure future.
She has money saving and money making ideas as well as wise spending habits. She’s a financial expert with a twist – unique in that she is able to combine her knowledge of business and personal finance with her comedy skills, making a worrying subject palatable and easy to understand.
As an independent financial spokesperson she has helped promote financial services for companies such as The Post Office, Lloyds TSB, Air Miles, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Railcard, Carphone Warehouse, Gumtree, Love Food Hate Waste, Cornhill Insurance, Olay, the Foreign Office and price comparison sites, and she co-presented an in house business programme for HSBC.
She has worked on PR campaigns for Nectar Savvy Shopper, Kelkoo, Npower, Ask Jeeves, Railcard, British Gas, IKEA, Boots, Santander, Scottish Friendly, Ofgem and many others. She presented a corporate film for the Tesco pension scheme, the ITV pension scheme and has fronted an important campaign on pension reform for the Department of Work and Pensions.
She speaks on various financial and business issues including personal financial management and setting up and running small businesses. As a keynote speaker, facilitator, host, after dinner speaker and corporate presenter, she has spoken at and hosted conferences for a wide variety of companies and industries including BT, IBM, Ernst and Young, Barclays Stockbrokers, Sainsbury’s, Egg, Abbey National, Everywoman, Moneyfacts, pfeg, The Money Advice Service, O2 and EDF Energy.
She has set up, and runs, Moneymagpie.com, a lifestyle-based money website which has information on all aspects of personal finance, environmental and ethical living and how to run a small business and make extra money. It is the country’s leading site for safe and legitimate money-making opportunities.
As a financial journalist she writes regularly for the ‘Daily Express’, ‘Closer’, ‘Readers Digest’, ‘The Independent’ and ‘The Independent on Sunday’. She also writes for various other national newspapers and magazines including ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Observer’, ‘The Mirror’, ‘Spectator Business’, ‘Essentials’, ‘Best’, ‘AOL Money’, ‘Marie Claire’, ‘Glamour’, ‘Prima’, and many others. Jasmine is the author of 39 books.
In addition to her encyclopaedic knowledge of personal finance and business, Jasmine's great skill is making this potentially dry subject matter humorous, colourful and accessible. As such, she's as much in demand for after dinner slots as she is for keynote sessions.