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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Cheap meal deal lunches – the MoneyAware challenge

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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…

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Quick ways to make money for Christmas

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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?

Quick ways to make money for Christmas

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Jam-jar budgeting: The simple trick to organise your finances

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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.

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10 myths about IVAs

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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:

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MoneyAware news: August 2017

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What’s everyone talking about in the world of debt and money? Here’s a round-up of the most important news this month…

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Can I get a car when I’m in debt?

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Disclaimer: If you’re currently on a debt solution you may be breaking the terms of your agreement by taking out new credit. You should call your debt solution provider first to discuss any additional credit that you might be considering.

When you’re living with debt it’s important to keep your transport costs under control. But what if your car breaks down? What if you need one for work? Or you want a second car for your family? Can you buy a car? It’s something we get asked every day. 

Because everyone’s situation is different there’s no easy answer to this question. You can buy a car when you’re in debt but we recommend that you consider the following first…

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