Avoid online scams: top tips to help you

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We like to think we’re a nice bunch of people and we can only assume that you are too. If only everyone could be as lovely as us, eh? Unfortunately, the world isn’t all sunshine and roses. Certain people are determined to scam us out of our money and they’ll try all manner of sneaky tricks to do it.

That’s right. You’re in the real world now and every day can feel like a battle against the con-artists of the web. From hacked email accounts, phishing scams or ID fraud there’s a lot to look out for.

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June’s money and debt news

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Unexpected bills, payday loan complaints and debates over credit card limit increases were all hot topics in money and debt related news this month. 

In brighter news, for those hoping to get on the property ladder, chartered surveyors predict that house prices may fall over the next three months – the first fall in six years. And the final design for the new £5 note has also been revealed, and tests show that these new notes can withstand the washing machine much better than their predecessors!

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How to prepare for your DMP review

posted by Rachel in Debt, DMP 1 Comment

So your debt management plan (DMP) has been ticking over nicely. Hopefully your creditors have stopped or reduced contact with you and you’re budgeting like a pro.

But we know that this isn’t always the case; kids grow older, bills go up, and your situation can change and adapt.

Reviewing your situation every year, and when things change, can ensure that your DMP is working as it should.

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May’s debt and money news

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This month we’ve been keeping an eye out on the latest scams, with reports of people getting suspicious-looking emails about Council Tax arrears.

Search giant Google has taken the decision to ban payday loan adverts from its search results, and do you know exactly what’s in your bank account? According to a report, two thirds of us are happy to remain blissfully unaware! It’s all here in May’s debt and money news.

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Money saving wisdom from the web – clothes and shoes

posted by Rachel in Budgeting, Money saving 1 Comment

Clothes are a funny thing. We need to have them (otherwise things would get very awkward very fast) but they can be a drain on our finances. What’s more, things such as tumble dryers and harsh chemicals in soap powder can mean that clothes can fall to bits pretty quickly!

Finding good clothes for cheap is key for any successful budget. Not only do the following articles tell you how to be a thrifty fashionista when it comes to clothes shopping, we also found some tips for minimal-faff repairs and preserving the kid’s threads, too. Not too shabby, eh?

This is by no means an exhaustive list. If we find more fab articles down the line. We’ll update this post with any new stuff we think is useful, so make sure you check back!

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Warning: debt collection and council tax email scam

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There always seems to be a scam trying to trick us out of our cash or attempting to give us a virus on our computers. Thanks for that, internet scam people. Who are you by the way? Who actually does this?

Anyway, whether it’s a witchcraft spell to make your ex-lover return to you or a request for money from a mysterious person in another country, we’ve got to be on the ball.

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