How to declutter your finances

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When we think of clutter, it’s usually old and unused objects lying around the house that comes to mind. However, one of the most important areas where you should be decluttering, but which is often overlooked, is your finances. Fabian Broeker from MoneyMagpie.com shares his top tips…

Getting on top of your money can seem a daunting task, but it can make life a lot easier. As part of our Clear Your Clutter campaign, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you free yourself from financial flim-flammery…

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Store cupboard essentials for cheap and easy meals

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Keeping a few essential items in your cupboard can save serious money on your food budget. These favourite ingredients offer the best value for money because they’re versatile and long-lasting – and, most importantly, are guaranteed to produce really easy, hassle-free meals.

I regularly set myself the ‘Eat the kitchen’ challenge. This means I rummage through my cupboards, fridge and freezer, devising meals ideas which don’t involve buying extra ingredients.

Doing this has taught me which store cupboard essentials I regularly rely on to come up with meals requiring little preparation and hardly any spending.

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6 easy ways to get totally free stuff

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To tie-in with National Student Money Week, Ruth from Save the Student has written this great guest article about easy ways you can find free stuff. 

With the right strategy, you can save major money this year, and even make a little extra on the side – and it’s all about freebies.

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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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