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5 dos and 5 don’ts that could help make your DMP a success

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5 dos and 5 don'ts

5 dos and 5 don’ts for DMP success

Starting a debt management plan (DMP) can be daunting, but there are practical things you can do to help make your life easier. There are also things you should avoid, to help things run more smoothly.

I spend most of my days talking to people on DMPs and helping them to deal with the unexpected costs that can crop up. If you follow these straightforward dos and don’ts it should make your life much easier!

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7 ways to use the web and pay off your DMP quicker

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The pennies soon turn into pounds

The pennies soon turn into pounds

Whether you’ve been on your debt management plan for some time or you’ve just recently started, it can be a big relief to know that your debts are being chipped away at each month. What a contrast to how things were before you first got in touch with us.

You may be starting to wonder however if there’s any way you could get your debt management plan paid off sooner. Let’s take a look at how the web can help you get your DMP paid off quicker!

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How to stop debt collector phone calls

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How to deal with creditor phone calls

How to deal with creditor phone calls

If you’re on an informal debt solution such as a debt management plan (DMP) or you’re making token payments, your creditors can continue to contact you.

It’s likely that they’ll try to get more money from you, hoping that you’ll buckle under the pressure despite what you can afford to pay. Remember that your priority bills and living expenses come before your creditors, so create a budget to work out how much you can pay.

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On a DMP? Avoid the temptation of an extra loan

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Avoid the temptation of payday loans

We all know how difficult it can be to manage a budget. Putting it together can be a struggle but making sure that you stick to it month after month is more of a challenge.

We’ve given tips on how to create and stick to a budget but we know it’s easier said than done.

Recently we asked people on Facebook how well they budget and the responses varied from having spreadsheets and knowing exactly where every penny has gone, to not having a clue (I’ve got to confess I was one of the latter!). Continue reading »

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9 indisputable debt facts

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This page contains information about debt solutions available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Debt advice in Scotland involves similar but different solutions. Before considering an IVA as a debt solution, please make sure you fully understand the risks involved when entering an IVA.

Facts not fiction

Facts not fiction

Debt law can easily be mis-understood, below are 9 things people often get confused about.

We’ve made sure that these are the facts, and that they shouldn’t be confused with debt fiction or debt myths.

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There’s no stigma to being in debt

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Social stigma

Problem debt shouldn’t have a social stigma

As a debt advisor I recall speaking to a retired man who through no real fault of his own had ended up with a large amount of debt that he couldn’t deal with.

He was living in rented accommodation on a small pension, and without any assets the best advice for this gentleman was personal bankruptcy.

The mere mention of the word sent the elderly man into a panic; he was terrified that his friends, family and neighbours would find out that he’d got himself into such a drastic situation. To this gentleman bankruptcy meant he would be ostracised or publically shamed.

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