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Money and mental health

On Wednesday 10th October, we celebrated World Mental Health Day to raise awareness surrounding the stigma behind mental health. A while ago we talked about Men...

Festive Finances

It’s officially less than 100 days until Christmas. Yes, we did say Christmas. Why are we talking about Christmas so soon? Because now is the time to star...

Debt After Death

The topic of death is often avoided, but once someone you love has passed, could they be leaving behind a pile of debt? It could happen and it could have a huge...

Are you 1 in 5?

Recent research by the annual Prudential Class of 2018 has highlighted that debt has increased to such a level that now, 1 in 5 of us retire with debt...

Liquidation and Administration – What’s the difference?

It’s already been a difficult financial year for many businesses, we saw Carillion go into Liquidation and Toys R Us head for Administration. While these ...

Is there such a thing as sensible debt?

Debt, in  any shape or form, isn’t something we welcome with open arms. Whether it’s to make ends meet, for a holiday or to cover the cost of C...

Consumer debt is at its highest since the mid-1980s

Credit cards have weakened our financial impulses. We can spend money now and pay it back later. It’s not really our money and it doesn’t ...

Are you a secret spender?

We are all guilty of treating ourselves every now and again to a new pair of shoes, dining with old friends or even a trip to the cinema. Even the most financia...

Debt Collection Companies – What are your rights

If you are having debt problems, the original creditor may involve a debt collection agency. This usually works in one of two ways: they will either sell the de...

Are you entering the New Year with a debt hangover?

We’ve waved 2017 goodbye as we’re settling into the new year, but have you welcomed 2018 with a sore head? You could be suffering from a debt hangov...

Are you a yo-yo debtor?

There is nothing worse than learning you are low on money. It’s one of the worst feelings. You were so sure you were on top of all your payments and then...

Don’t drown in a tsunami of debt in January

Most of you will have finished your Christmas shopping and started the countdown to the big day. But, for many, the Christmas spirit may not be all-ar...

Good Debt? Bad Debt?

In this day and age, it’s difficult to make some life choices without borrowing some money. Debt can come in different forms, but with careful considerati...

Unsecured debt and secured debt – what’s the difference?

When it comes to debt and financial borrowing there are two main categories: secured debt and unsecured debt. Knowing the difference is important for anyone wan...

Debt consolidation loan – Should I get one?

When it comes to debt, there is always a solution. It doesn’t matter how much you owe or how much you can realistically afford to pay back or whether you ...

Mental Health and Debt – A Toxic Relationship

The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has recently published the results of a large study into the relationship between mental health and finances. It i...

Borrowing money from family and friends – is it the right choice?

Being in debt is scary. Especially when it’s slipping further and further out of control. It can be tempting to turn to the familiarity of family or frien...

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