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How well are you managing your money?

How well are you managing your money?

If you’re struggling to manage your money, or would like some tips for staying financially healthy, there is help available to you. As well as the services offered by our partners, we offer a range of money advice from support with Universal Credit, to advice for first time renters and tenants managing their money in retirement.

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Thousands of people deal with their debt every week

If you’re struggling with debt, support is available. We’ve partnered with StepChange Debt Charity, who help thousands of people with their debt problems every week. To find out how they could help you, click here.

Snowed under with bills after Christmas?

With all the demands of running a family, it’s hard to find the time to make a household budget, especially when money’s running low. With the added expense of Christmas not far behind us, some of us are still paying the price now. It might seem like Christmas comes earlier each year, but now is a good time to start planning for the year ahead. For advice about budgeting, click here.

First time renter? No problem!

If you’re a first time renter, there’s no need to worry! We know that renting your first place can be a little daunting, but here are some fantastic ways to keep on top of your finances and your home, without getting into a muddle.

When will Universal Credit affect me?

You might have seen stories in the news about the Government delaying the time when people who receive income-related benefits will be moved on to Universal Credit. If you are making a new claim for benefits now, or are already claiming benefits and have a change in your circumstances, you may still have to claim Universal Credit. Here’s some more information.

Are you prepared for a five week wait for Universal Credit?

If you make a Universal Credit claim, you will face a five week wait at least before your first payment reaches your account. This is why it’s important to claim as soon as you’re entitled to – the sooner you claim, the sooner you’ll receive your first payment. For more information about how you could be affected click here.

Third of older people don’t claim Pension Credit

Do you receive a state pension? If so, you might be eligible for Pension Credit. Many people don’t realise they’re entitled to some extra money in their retirement. Find out how much you could be claiming now.

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