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This blog is a resource we've created to help you manage your money and try to make it go a little further.

It's packed full of helpful hints and tips, from information on how to increase your income to delicious recipes that won't break the bank - you'll find it all here.

Money management doesn't have to be boring - it's time to get excited about all things to do with personal finance!

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9 things you can do today to feel better about your money worries

Wed 15 August 2018

It can be difficult making your money stretch. Ideally, you’d earn enough to cover the bills, splash out on the occasional treat and save for emergencies, but sometimes this can seem like an impossible task. If you feel like you don’t always have control over your finances, here are 10 things you can do today to feel better about your money worries. read more

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What is a DRO (debt relief order)?

Wed 01 August 2018

A DRO is a Debt Relief Order and can be an alternative option to bankruptcy. Usually, while a DRO is in force, you do not have to make payments against your debt and interest is frozen. A DRO typically lasts for 12 months. If at the end of the DRO, you are still unable to pay your debts, they may be written off. Not all debt is covered by a DRO. read more

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Money planning tips for single parents

Wed 25 July 2018

Having children can put a real strain on finances, especially if you are relying on one income. To help you make your income stretch a little further, here are some money planning tips for single parents. read more

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What does it mean to declare bankruptcy?

Wed 04 July 2018

Declaring bankruptcy is a way of declaring yourself as insolvent and is a method used when someone cannot repay any of their debts or meet repayments. It costs £680 to apply for bankruptcy and it is a big step with serious implications. It could remove some of the pressure of being chased for money and at the end of your bankruptcy, your debts could be written off, however you should consider the negative consequences of bankruptcy before going down this route. read more

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£200 loan repayable over 20 weeks at £15.00 per week, Rate of interest 50% fixed; Representative 756.5% APR, Total Amount Payable is £300.