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How you helped us get Breathing Space back on the agenda

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:02:20 +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

We test apps that can save you money in 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:14:36 +0000

Mobile phones can be expensive but you can also use them to save money. We’ve found four apps that can help you save money in different ways. From tracking your spending to sourcing out cheap restaurant food, we’ve got apps that can help you save a few quid. We each picked a money-saving app, downloaded it and put it through its paces. Our reviews tell you the good and the bad about each, and how we got on with them. Continue reading

Debt and money news – May 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:56:50 +0000

This month’s news has been dominated by the upcoming general election, but if you dig beneath the surface there’s still plenty going on in the world of debt and money. We’ve scoured the web to find the most interesting stories that could have an impact on your wallet, without a mention of the general election to be seen (apart from when I mentioned it just then). Continue reading

7 spending habits that could be costing you thousands

Thu, 04 May 2017 09:34:16 +0000

Everyone likes a little treat every now and again, but when you add them all up it can cost you an awful lot of money. Even something as small as a coffee a day could cost you hundreds of pounds over a year. Little habits can add up to big costs. That’s why we wanted to highlight some of the bad habits that will leave you wondering where all your money has gone. Continue reading

How to make money on eBay

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:57:22 +0000

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute an endorsement of eBay nor do we accept any liability for readers using the advice provided. Getting started with selling online can be scary particularly if you haven’t done it before. You may not … Continue reading

How do I get help with childcare costs?

Tue, 02 May 2017 15:01:57 +0000

Sometimes finding affordable childcare can be difficult. No matter what you choose, it’s important that you plan early before you return to work as there are waiting lists for some services. It’s also a good idea to look into what … Continue reading

How does your mental health affect your money? Have your say.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:25:24 +0000

At the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, we regularly talk to people who are getting their finances back on track with the help of StepChange Debt Charity. Yet, as a research charity exploring the link between financial difficulty and mental health, we couldn’t help but be concerned by this figure. Continue reading

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