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…
Supermarket lunch meal deals might seem like a bargain, but they can still cost you around £15-25 a week for your lunch. That soon adds up! I challenged the team to make their own cheap meal deal lunches for one week, swapping a supermarket meal deal with an absolute steal deal (I’m not even sorry for that terrible pun).
How cheap can we make our homemade meal deals? Will we stick it out? Who’ll resort to rummaging in the office biscuit tin? Here’s how we got on…
Christmas is fast approaching, and so is the extra cost that comes with it. It can be stressful at the best of times, but if money’s tight there’s an extra layer of stress to deal with. We’ve already written about doing Christmas on a budget, but what about making extra cash for it?
We’ve talked in the past about ways you can use technology to help you budget, but there’s one particular bit of tech that’s been around for hundreds of years you can use too. The jam jar. Or, more accurately, a few jam jars.
My Grandma used this method to manage her household finances. She didn’t have a lot of money when she was younger, but she used jam-jar budgeting to keep track of her money and she always knew how much she had.
Did you hear the one about ‘writing off up to 80% your debts’? We have too. Unfortunately some of the myths about Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) can have very little to do with the reality.
These myths can confuse people considering an IVA as a solution to their debt problems, and those living on one. We’re here to help.
Let’s look at the most common misconceptions about IVAs and the facts behind the myths: