Monthly Archives: January 2018

Our 14 favourite tweets from our 25th birthday celebrations

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On the 25 January, we celebrated our 25th anniversary.

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Happy 25th anniversary StepChange

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We’re celebrating our 25th birthday today! To celebrate, we’ve put together a video with some of our colleagues about the work we do.

It’s only a couple of minutes long and will help you to see why we’re so proud of everything we’ve achieved over the last quarter of a century.

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Making money as a freelancer: What’s it really like?

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Working for yourself as a freelancer might sound appealing, but what’s it really like? I spent three years as a full-time freelancer and can tell you what the day-to-day reality is, how to get started, and give you some helpful tips.

Freelancing can be incredibly rewarding and you actually can make money, but there are challenges. I learned this the hard way when I worked for myself. Here are my tips for anyone who wants to take the plunge.

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Your 2018 10 step financial detox

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Now that we’re in a fresh New Year, it’s all about clean slates, resolutions and working towards being our healthiest in all aspects of life, including money. There’s no better time to give yourself a financial detox!

Let’s make this year the one where you conquer your money woes once and for all. We’ve put together a list of ten financial detox tips to keep you on track…

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Wannabe Debt Free? Join the club!

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Dealing with debt can make you feel isolated. There may be a sense of shame that stops you from talking to people you trust, and keeping your worries to yourself can take a toll on your mental health.

If you’re struggling with debt-related worry, it’s worth paying a visit to the MoneySavingExpert.com forum. The forum has almost 1.7 million members. Most of them are looking to save money, improve their budget or tackle their debt problems.

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On their Debt-Free Wannabe (DFW) board you’ll find hundreds of people just like you who are dealing with – and overcoming – their debt problems.

You won’t find judgment there, but you will find support and inspiration to help you through your own journey out of debt.

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Overdraft debt: what to do if you’re constantly overdrawn

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In 2016, we published research which shows that 2.1 million people were stuck in their overdraft for the whole year. Sound familiar? We should be able to help.

Our research about overdrafts revealed that many people are stuck in their overdrafts, locked in a cycle of borrowing that’s hard to break free from. Overdrafts are meant to be dipped into occasionally to help with a short-term problem, but millions are relying on them to cover basic living costs.

But what can you do to try and get ‘back in the black’? We investigate four steps you can take to help.

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