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Reclaim PPI for free

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:00:22 +0000

You’ve probably heard about the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) and the refunds people have received. Because of the high payouts, a lot of claims management companies have sprung up, trying to earn commissions from claiming refunds on behalf of their clients. However we highly recommend that you reclaim any mis-sold PPI for free. Continue reading

Planning a baby on a budget

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:21 +0000

Having a child is supposed to be one of the biggest life-changing events that can happen to you. Ask me in two months as I am seven months pregnant with my first baby! Continue reading

Beauty essentials on a budget

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:38:28 +0000

It’s easily done; you go to the chemist because your mascara has run out and you end up being seduced by the latest wonder cream or new lipstick. Before you know it you’ve gone way over your budget and you’re … Continue reading

Top 5 debt and money news stories in March

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:48:14 +0000

The Spring Budget, zero hour contracts and a 30-year low in homeownership were just some of the biggest debt and money-related news stories this month. Alongside that there’s news that families in England and Wales are spending more on their … Continue reading

How you helped us get Breathing Space back on the agenda

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:02:20 +0000

Last month 1,058 StepChange Debt Charity clients emailed their MPs asking them to support a Breathing Space scheme for people in debt in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A scheme like this would mean that when people who are in temporary financial difficulty get debt advice they would have fees, charges and interest on their debts frozen and a break from enforcement action. It would allow them some time to sort out their finances without seeing their debts spiralling upwards. Continue reading

10 things your Nan can teach you about budgeting

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:37:02 +0000

As much as I loved my Nan when I was growing up I always thought she was a bit of a skinflint. I have vivid memories from my teenage years of being embarrassed when she’d take me into charity shops, … Continue reading

How to budget on a fluctuating income

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:33:35 +0000

Whether you’re working flexible hours because it suits your lifestyle or you’ve been unable to find a full time contract, living off a fluctuating income can be a challenge. Not knowing what your take home pay will be each week … Continue reading

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