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Why you’re not alone with debt

Posted 08 February 2017 by Christine Walsh

We know that dealing with debt can feel isolating – but it doesn’t have to be. Find out here how sharing the problem can help.


Have you told your loved ones about your debt?

Posted 12 January 2015 by Shelley Bowers

Dealing with debt can be extremely difficult, especially if you’re hiding your debt from your loved ones.

Are you keeping your debts from your partner?

Posted 07 January 2015 by Christine Walsh

Are you hiding your financial problems from your partner? It can be stressful to deal with debts alone.

One in 10 older people think their cold house is affecting their health

Posted 22 December 2014 by Christine Walsh

More than half of over-50s are worried about how they’ll pay for their heating bill this winter, and three-fifths said they’ll have to wear extra layers to keep the cold at bay.

New report shows number using food banks has risen dramatically in recent years

Posted 09 December 2014 by Emily Bancroft

Thousands of people are now relying on food banks to feed their family, and it could be partly due to high-cost debt.

Brits could face more financial stresses this Christmas

Posted 26 November 2014 by Christine Walsh

Christmas can be a stressful time as there’s a lot to organise, but your finances could be causing you worry too.

Sickness absence falls, but long-term absence increases

Posted 26 June 2014 by Shelley Bowers

As short-term sickness absence falls, long-term absence has risen. But what is the true cost of time off through chronic illness?

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.