How to budget your money

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The first step to getting in control of your finances is to create a budget. This will help you understand what your income is, and what you’re spending your money on each month.

Let’s take a look at what budgeting is and go through a step-by-step guide to making a budget.

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What to sell on eBay

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In this article we’ll look at what sells on eBay, but if you’re new to eBay read our guide how to make money on eBay first.

Mario, luigi and yoshi

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How to keep the kids occupied this summer for less

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The summer holidays are here! It can be a tricky task to keep the kids happy for six or eight whole weeks, especially with soaring costs making the task even harder.

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How to save money on school uniforms, meals and travel

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Buying new school uniforms can put significant pressure to your budget. However, with a little bit of planning and shopping around for the best deals, it’s possible to save money on these annual costs. What’s more, depending on your personal circumstances, you may be entitled to extra financial help.

child putting on shoesPlanning ahead is essential to keeping school uniform expenses under control.

If you put off buying your school uniforms until the last minute, this can have quite an impact on your budget. This is especially true if you’re dealing with a debt problem.

When you’re on a debt solution, funds are allocated in your monthly budget for clothing. It’s worth setting aside some money every month towards your school uniform costs.

When the time comes to purchase new school uniforms you should have sufficient funds set aside to cover some or all of the costs.

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MoneyAware news: July 2017

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What’s happening in the world of debt and money news? We’ve got a round-up of the most important stories this month… Continue reading »

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8 ways to save money on your mortgage

posted by Rory in Saving money Leave a comment

What options are there to help you save money on your mortgage, reduce your monthly costs and pay less in the long-term?

If you’re on a debt solution, such as a debt management plan (DMP), then finding ways to reduce a ‘priority bill’ like this will have a big impact on the rest of your budget. If you’re not, and you just want to reduce your monthly outgoings, it’ll still mean the chance of having ‘more money in your pocket’.

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Glen’s story: From £15k in debt to debt free

posted by Becca in Budgeting 2 Comments

Glen Hodgson“When I went away to University at 18 I was hit with countless offers of credit, a number of which I took – including a student overdraft, a few credit cards, hire purchase agreements, and loans. It was too easy.

With no assets to lose, my view at the time was – “I don’t have the spare money to pay it all back without compromising on my own lifestyle” and so I put it to the back of my mind. However, I was about get a rude awakening…

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