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Are you struggling to save?

Posted 23 February 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s getting harder for low-income families to save and own their own homes.

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Coping with debt when you’re planning to start a family

Posted 11 October 2018 by Christine Walsh

Are you wondering whether it’s financially feasible to start a family while you still have debts? Read our tips on getting your pre-baby finances in order.

Avoiding Problem Debt from Online Gambling

Posted 27 September 2018 by Christine Walsh

Online gambling can be fun - until it becomes a problem, because of debt, addictions or both.

Struggling with council tax arrears? You're not alone

Posted 12 September 2018 by Christine Walsh

New figures show soaring council tax debt and millions lost from the economy

How Does the Wonga News Affect Me?

Posted 04 September 2018 by Christine Walsh

Wonga has gone into administration. It was the UK’s largest payday lender so this is huge news. It has stopped lending, but what does this mean for Wonga’s many existing customers?

Worried about CCJs? You need to know about this letter

Posted 17 October 2017 by Christine Walsh

Creditors have to send a Letter before Claim before they can take you to court. Learn more here.

Will the FCA tell banks to slash overdraft charges?

Posted 18 September 2017 by Christine Walsh

The financial watchdog is looking into ways to tackle unarranged overdraft charges.

To find out more about managing your money and getting free debt advice, visit Money Advice Service, an independent service set up to help people manage their money.