About Becca

Rebecca Drury is the latest addition to the MoneyAware team joining in November 2016, with a background in ecommerce and social media management. She enjoys live music, travel (especially trying local delicacies) and loves reading vintage sci-fi novels. She's an excellent dancer and loves researching money-saving tips.

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MoneyAware News: June 2017

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What are the top debt and money stories so far this month? We bring you the news that we think matters to you and your wallet!

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How to get your credit report

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Getting your credit reportDo you worry about your credit score? Are you confused by people talking about their credit report? You’re not alone. Dealing with debts, and understanding your credit report can be daunting, but we’re here to help.

We’ll explain how you can get your credit report, what’s on and it and why your credit score is important so that you can feel confident about dealing with your finances.

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How to make money on eBay

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making money from ebayDisclaimer: This article does not constitute an endorsement of eBay nor do we accept any liability for readers using the advice provided.

Getting started with selling online can be scary particularly if you haven’t done it before. You may not be that comfortable using computers or perhaps you’ve heard stories about people being scammed.

Read our step-by-step guide to getting started, and see if you can make some extra making money from eBay.

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How do I get help with childcare costs?

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Cutting the costs of childcare Sometimes finding affordable childcare can be difficult. No matter what you choose, it’s important that you plan early before you return to work as there are waiting lists for some services.

It’s also a good idea to look into what benefits are available to you so you don’t miss out on any entitlements.

According to government statistics, it will cost you over £200,000 to raise a child in the UK, a large chunk of this cost is for childcare when one, or both parents are working. With this in mind, is there help available and how do parents go about getting it?

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Can you talk about debt with your partner?

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Did you know that money worries are one of the biggest causes of stress in a relationship? One plus One has released a series of videos that look at real couples’ stories about being in debt, how it affects relationships and how they got back on track.

One plus One is a charity dedicated to helping people build stronger relationships. They’ve recently been exploring the different reasons couples might get in debt, as well as the stresses that they experienced including working longer hours, spending less, and not being able to socialise.

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April’s debt and money news

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Spring’s inFCA credit card review full bloom and we’ve got a big bunch of money and debt news for you.

We look at the latest proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority to help people with persistent credit card debt.

We also examine the latest figures on unpaid child maintenance, news on the Wonga data breach, a pensions warning to parents, and a welcome rise in the national living wage…

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Our latest research: You’re not alone in debt

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StepChange Stats yearbook 2016As well as providing debt advice, we regularly produce research into personal debt trends in the UK.

The Statistics Yearbook, released twice a year, is one of the most important pieces of research our policy team produce, and the 2016 edition is released today.
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