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Debt and money news – November 2015

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Welcome to November’s debt and money news, your one-stop-shop for all the latest goings-on in the world of finances. This month’s installment covers wages going up, payday loan refunds, George Osborne’s autumn statement, our new service in Ireland, Black Friday scuffles and this year’s most wanted toys.

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Black Friday – Waste of time or useful way to save cash?

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Black Friday has a bad reputation for scuffles and unpleasantness, but it’s meant to be an annual shopping event to help people “save money”. It’s something UK retailers have imported from America, falling on the Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. But what we want to know is this: Is it worthwhile?

Like other American exports, such as David Hasselhoff, Halloween and going to see “movies” instead of “films”, Black Friday has had a mixed reaction as it’s crept into our national consciousness.

We’re divided in the MoneyAware team – Rory argues against it and James makes the case in favour.

But do you think it’s a waste of time or a good way to save money? Add your thoughts to the comments section once you’ve read the article…

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Black Friday + Mega Monday = Joyless January

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Woman and shopping bags

Think what her credit card bill will be…

Apparently more money is spent online today than any other day of the year; this comes after last week’s Black Friday event, where online stores offer a multitude of one-off deals. What’s the result of all of this? A joyless January when the bill comes through.

The newspapers reported that it’s Mega (or Cyber) Monday, “usually one of the busiest online shopping days of the year as shoppers receive their final pay packet before the festive season.”

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