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Make sure you understand the vital difference between arrears and default letters

Posted 13 April 2017 by Christine Walsh

Make sure you know whether you’ve got an arrears letter or a default notice.

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What is my disposable income?

Posted 23 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Your disposable income is the amount you have left to put towards your debts after all your other essential bills and expenses have been paid.

Can the snowball method help you clear your debts?

Posted 15 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Snowballing is one way to pay off your debts, but don’t forget to look at how much you’re paying in interest too.

Deadline for PPI claims announced

Posted 06 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Financial watchdog sets deadline for claiming back mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance.

Cut the cost of your energy bills

Posted 02 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

If you’re worried about the demands on your money, see whether you can make a saving on your energy bills.

How to clear your Council Tax arrears

Posted 01 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s really important to pay your Council Tax. Here’s what you need to do if you’re falling behind with this payment.

If you can’t pay everything, which bills should you never miss?

Posted 20 February 2017 by Emily Bancroft

Not sure which bills to put first? We'll take you through your priority bills so you know which ones you should always pay.

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.