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5 great reasons to get out of debt

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There’s no time like the present to deal with your debts

Over the years we’ve found that people want to get out of debt for a whole host of reasons.

From buying a house to being able to save up for a rainy day, there’s no one-size-fits-all motivation when it comes to debt advice.

Nobody likes problem debt, but sometimes we need a bit more encouragement to get going and make debt freedom a reality. If you’re done with being in debt but need some inspiration, would these help your resolve?

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The #debthour debt clinic – Monday 12th August

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Don’t be shy!

Last week saw us kick-off our first #debthour clinic where we answered your burning debt and money questions live, right here on the blog. If you missed it, fret not!

Every Monday during August* our friendly debt geeks will be on hand to answer your debt questions.

We aim to reply to every question straightaway. No debt question is too outlandish for us, so this is the perfect opportunity to clear up any worries you may have.
Recent questions we’ve answered include…

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The #debthour debt clinic – Monday 5th August

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Got a burning debt question? Ask away!

Every day we deal with a range of debt problems and money worries.

As we’re committed to helping you as soon as possible, we thought we’d try to answer those questions as soon as they come in.

To help, we’ll be live on here between 12 midday and 1pm on Monday, to answer your debt questions.

And every Monday during August* our friendly debt geeks will be on hand to answer your debt questions. We will aim to reply to every question straightaway. No debt question is too outlandish for us, so this is the perfect opportunity to clear up any worries you may have.

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Payday loans: 7 key concerns we think need to be addressed

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UPDATE: 1 July 2014 – new rules from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) means that payday loan companies:

  • cannot rollover an outstanding payday loan balance more than twice
  • must send the debtor an information sheet with contact details for various debt advice organisations. A copy of this information sheet can be seen here
  • cannot make more than two attempts to deduct money from a debtor’s bank account by means of Continuous Payment Authority (CPA) unless a rollover has been agreed.
  • Must now include a prominent risk warning on all financial promotions.
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We can help you deal with payday loans

We say that payday loans should never be used to pay debt, but the payday loan sector also needs to take their customers’ financial situations into account.

Below we’ve outlined seven key concerns relating payday loans that we’ve highlighted this week, ones that are causing harm to consumers.

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Money, your relationship and Christmas

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Don’t let debt ruin Christmas for you and your partner

Far from being the most wonderful time of the year, for some people Christmas can be the most harrowing, especially if you’re worrying about debt. Everyone seems to have their hand out, no one seems to want to help with Christmas dinner, and every little annoyance seems a hundred times bigger.

All that stress has many couples bickering over the most trivial things. Little spats are normal, but everyday rows can indicate trouble. If this sounds familiar then you may need advice from Relate, the UK’s leading relationship counselling service.

You might ask, what do relationships have to do with your finances? Relate have found that 80% of their clients are dealing with money worries. They then take their worries out on their partner, which just makes things worse.

We’ve put together a list of Relate’s best relationship remedies to help you stick together this Christmas and beyond…

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HP or a credit agreement – that is the question!

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Check your credit agreement

Check your credit agreement

Have you brought a sofa from DFS, a TV from Curry’s, maybe a bed from Bright House or a car from your local dealers?

Are you worried that you can’t make payments and they are going to take your goods away? Or do you think that you don’t have to make payments and that your goods are safe?

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If you’re on benefits, changes are coming in 2013

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The changes could leave you with less cash

The changes could leave you with less cash

There are some big changes to housing and other benefits that will come into effect in April 2013.

If you receive housing benefit to help you pay your rent it’s important that you understand these changes to see if you’ll be affected and what you should do.

Let us take you through the changes so you can start to plan now. Continue reading »

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