About Rachel

Rachel Connor has been with the charity for over 8 years, starting in Helpline before joining the MoneyAware team in 2012. Rach enjoys travelling, video games, watching anime, reading and creative writing in her spare time (currently writing a Young Adult fantasy series). She had a previous life as head writer on Cartoon Network's Ed Edd n Eddy and as a copywriter for LivingSocial. She's also written comics and graphic novels for the animated series Regular Show.

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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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What happens if I win the lottery while I’m in debt?

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Many of us daydream about winning the lottery one day, and all the things we’d spend the winnings on. But what happens if you win the lottery while you’re on a DMP, IVA or have gone bankrupt? 

The chances of winning the lottery are approximately 1 in 14 million. However, many of our clients still opt to try their luck in case their numbers come up.

However, what would happen if you were on an informal or formal debt plan and you won some unexpected cash? Well, it’s a hard one to answer concisely, as different debt solutions are affected in many different ways…

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MoneyAware news: September 2017

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Debt and money tend to find their way into news stories. Here’s a round-up of some of the most important news this month…

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How can I make money fast?

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There are lots of ways to make money, but just how fast is the payoff?

Many of the so-called quick money-making tips out there seem like scams, or are dependent on you having lots of free time. However when you’re struggling financially there are a few ways to earn extra cash quickly.

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A friend in need…what to do if someone you know is in debt

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Don't let your friend suffer in silence any longer.

Don’t let your friend suffer in silence any longer.

You’ve known for a while now that someone you care about is going through a rough patch with money.

Their face is constantly tight with worry and there’s a stack of bills on their side table. You can’t have a five-minute conversation without their phone ringing, and every time it does they let out a world-weary sigh.

There could be a whole host of reasons why they’re struggling, some you may not even be aware of. Maybe they recently had their hours cut at work, or their partner walked out. Perhaps their household expenses have been creeping up in price over time (you no doubt know yourself how expensive things are these days). You want to help but don’t know how.

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Don’t fall out with family and friends over money

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If you’re on a debt solution with us, get in touch with us before borrowing money off a loved one. It might be possible to reduce your payments to your debts temporarily to cover any emergency expenses.

No one wants to fall out with someone they care about over money.

Back in September 2016, our research showed how debt can damage relationships. Sometimes the person lending the money is struggling too.


This added pressure could result in the person lending the money blaming the borrower for their difficulties, which can damage relationships.

With this in mind, let’s look at the alternatives to borrowing money from your loved ones.

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