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Debt and money news – December 2015

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Do you read the small print when taking out financial products? A report has found that it’s costing us all £428 each year. Remember when smart energy meters were set to make our lives easier? Apparently they could leave us worse off.

Don’t worry though – it’s not all doom and gloom. The drop in oil prices has sparked a petrol price war at the pumps, set to continue into the New Year. We’ve also got the best free ways to track Santa as he delivers presents around the world this Christmas, and news of a new phone scam affecting Brits. Time to find out more…

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Targeted by payday loan spam texts?

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Young man looking at mobile phone

“How did you get my number?”

It’s National Student Money Week this week, organised by the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA). You can follow the event on Twitter with the hashtag #NSMW.

The aim of the week is to ensure that students know about the advice and support that is available to help them manage their money, and to remind them that they should apply as early as possible for funding that may be available to them.

As part of this week, they’re highlighting the advantages of the free help and support available to them if they find themselves short of funds before the end of term, instead of resorting to high-interest short-term credit.

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