MoneyAware news: August 2017

posted by Charley Wicks in Debt news Leave a comment

What’s everyone talking about in the world of debt and money? Here’s a round-up of the most important news this month…

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Can I get a car when I’m in debt?

posted by Becca in Budgeting 1 Comment

Disclaimer: If you’re currently on a debt solution you may be breaking the terms of your agreement by taking out new credit. You should call your debt solution provider first to discuss any additional credit that you might be considering.

When you’re living with debt it’s important to keep your transport costs under control. But what if your car breaks down? What if you need one for work? Or you want a second car for your family? Can you buy a car? It’s something we get asked every day. 

Because everyone’s situation is different there’s no easy answer to this question. You can buy a car when you’re in debt but we recommend that you consider the following first…

Can I get a car when I'm in debt

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How to stay motivated while getting out of debt

posted by Charley Wicks in Living with debt Leave a comment

Whether you’re taking the very first steps to repay your debt or are have been dealing with them for a while, it can be hard to keep a positive attitude. We’ve found some really useful ideas to stay motivated when getting out of debt.

Staying motivated can be difficult when there’s a lot to take in, plan for and keep on top of. But don’t worry; you can use these handy tips right away.

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How to budget your money

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The first step to getting in control of your finances is to create a budget. This will help you understand what your income is, and what you’re spending your money on each month.

Let’s take a look at what budgeting is and go through a step-by-step guide to making a budget.

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What to sell on eBay

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In this article we’ll look at what sells on eBay, but if you’re new to eBay read our guide how to make money on eBay first.

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How to keep the kids occupied this summer for less

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The summer holidays are here! It can be a tricky task to keep the kids happy for six or eight whole weeks, especially with soaring costs making the task even harder.

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How to save money on school uniforms, meals and travel

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Buying new school uniforms can put significant pressure to your budget. However, with a little bit of planning and shopping around for the best deals, it’s possible to save money on these annual costs. What’s more, depending on your personal circumstances, you may be entitled to extra financial help.

child putting on shoesPlanning ahead is essential to keeping school uniform expenses under control.

If you put off buying your school uniforms until the last minute, this can have quite an impact on your budget. This is especially true if you’re dealing with a debt problem.

When you’re on a debt solution, funds are allocated in your monthly budget for clothing. It’s worth setting aside some money every month towards your school uniform costs.

When the time comes to purchase new school uniforms you should have sufficient funds set aside to cover some or all of the costs.

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