A lot has changed this year including what we spend our money on. Whether you want to save a bit more as your circumstances have changed or you want to make the most of the money you’re no longer spending we’ve put together some useful guides and resources to help you manage your money.
A lot has changed this year, including how we spend our money. Whether you want to save a bit more or make the most of the money you’re no longer spending, we’ve teamed up with financial coach Catherine Morgan of the Money Panel to create a podcast to help you manage your money.
If you’re looking for guidance on how to make the most of your money, here are some suggestions on where to start.
Martin Lewis and the team at MoneySavingExpert have lots of useful guides that are full of tips on how best to your manage your money, such as this one on budgeting.
Checking your credit report is a good way to assess your finances and find areas of improvements. There are lots of companies who offer free credit reports including Equifax, Experian, ClearScore and Transunion.
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There are also loads of great money management apps available that can make it easier to keep track of your finances and help you to start maximising your savings. A few worth checking out are Money Dashboard, Yolt and Chip.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
The CAB provides free, confidential, impartial information and advice on a wide range of debt and benefits issues face to face. Look in the phone book or on the CAB website for the telephone number of your local bureau.
Tel: 0800 138 1111 (freephone)
Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm
StepChange Debt Charity are the UK’s leading debt charity offering free, confidential debt help and support to anyone with money worries. Their free debt management can help you get back in control of your money and move forward with your life.
Tel: 0808 808 4000 (freephone)
Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
National Debt-line is a telephone helpline for people struggling with debt. National Debtline can also send you a free debt advice pack that includes guidance on completing a personal budget as well as answering legal questions connected with debt.
Tel: 0300 777 0107 or 0300 777 0108
This network supports free advice providers and can give details of your nearest debt advice centre.
Tel: 0800 138 7777
Money Helper provides information and tools to help you manage your money better.
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