Got a burning debt question? Ask away!
Every day we deal with a range of debt problems and money worries.
As we’re committed to helping you as soon as possible, we thought we’d try to answer those questions as soon as they come in.
To help, we’ll be live on here between 12 midday and 1pm on Monday, to answer your debt questions.
And every Monday during August* our friendly debt geeks will be on hand to answer your debt questions. We will aim to reply to every question straightaway. No debt question is too outlandish for us, so this is the perfect opportunity to clear up any worries you may have.
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Don’t let debt ruin Christmas for you and your partner
Far from being the most wonderful time of the year, for some people Christmas can be the most harrowing, especially if you’re worrying about debt. Everyone seems to have their hand out, no one seems to want to help with Christmas dinner, and every little annoyance seems a hundred times bigger.
All that stress has many couples bickering over the most trivial things. Little spats are normal, but everyday rows can indicate trouble. If this sounds familiar then you may need advice from Relate, the UK’s leading relationship counselling service.
You might ask, what do relationships have to do with your finances? Relate have found that 80% of their clients are dealing with money worries. They then take their worries out on their partner, which just makes things worse.
We’ve put together a list of Relate’s best relationship remedies to help you stick together this Christmas and beyond…
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Check your credit agreement
Have you brought a sofa from DFS, a TV from Curry’s, maybe a bed from Bright House or a car from your local dealers?
Are you worried that you can’t make payments and they are going to take your goods away? Or do you think that you don’t have to make payments and that your goods are safe?
So what’s the difference between hire purchase and a credit agreement? Continue reading »
The changes could leave you with less cash
There are some big changes to housing and other benefits that will come into effect in April 2013.
If you receive housing benefit to help you pay your rent it’s important that you understand these changes to see if you’ll be affected and what you should do.
Let us take you through the changes so you can start to plan now. Continue reading »
Having a child is supposed to be one of the biggest life-changing events that can happen to you
Don’t be a cry baby – get on top of your finances!
. Ask me in two months as I am seven months pregnant with my first baby!
Hormonal ups and downs are to blame for feelings of excitement, anxiety, nervousness, elation and being just plain scared, to name a few! Add to that any money worries and it’s no wonder that mums-to-be can often break down for no reason whatsoever (I tell my husband time and time again that crying in pregnancy is normal!). Continue reading »