Parking tickets shouldn't cost you your life!
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Parking tickets are expensive – but shouldn’t cost you your life

Jerome Rogers, a 20 year old courier, got a couple of parking tickets last year that he couldn’t afford to pay. After these were sent to the bailiffs, two £65 tickets ballooned to a debt of over £1,000. A bailiff clamped his motorcycle so Jerome couldn’t earn any money at all and he killed himself. But this isn’t just Jerome’s…

The Childrens society Debt Campaign needs our help to ask the goverment to create a breathing space for families in debt to help protect the mental health of children.
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The Children’s Society Debt Trap Campaign: My Story

I came across The Children’s Society Debt Trap campaign last week during the UK Money Bloggers weekly live Twitter discussion, Monday Money. It struck a nerve immediately, and to be honesty it brought back some hidden, painful memories. The Debt Trap campaign is raising awareness surrounding the damage that debt can do to a child’s mental health. A child is…

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Which Very Common Debt Isn’t On Your Credit Record?

This is a guest post by Sara Williams who blogs about everything to do with debt and credit ratings at Debt Camel. It’s natural to assume that all debts, or at least the important ones, will show on your credit file. There are three credit reference agencies in Britain – Experian, Equifax and Call Credit – so if you check your credit…

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What I Would Do Without An Emergency Fund

22% of the UK population said they would need to borrow money to meet a £200 unexpected expense due to the lack of an emergency fund. Until the start of this year I had absolutely no money saved in an emergency fund. I had no debt, but I lived month-to-month, spending frivolously without too much thought to an emergency. I…

You hear the postman drop off your letters, you notice one that stands out - nooooooooo it's a utility bill! Having spent the last 11 months in a flat that has the bills included, I have to say it's been a welcomed break from seeing a utility bill. However, a recent survey by icount Money indicated that many Brits are struggling to keep up with the never ending rise in costs. On the infographic below you can see just how bleak this situation has got for many.
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Why Brits Dread Seeing A Utility Bill

You hear the postman drop off your letters, you notice one that stands out – nooooooooo it’s a utility bill! Having spent the last 11 months in a flat that has the bills included, I have to say it’s been a welcomed break from seeing a utility bill.  However, a recent survey by icount Money indicated that many Brits are…

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Why It’s Crazy Giving Money To BadDebtor

Working in the debt industry for a number for years it is no surprise to see the odd scam company like BadDebtor rock up now and again, preying on vulnerable people. Sickening as it is, these companies target people who have gone to hell and back with debt problems, making promises they have no intention of fulfilling. I was alerted to these…

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Consumerism: A Champagne Lifestyle On Lambrini Wages

Consumerism – just how did we get sucked into that? I have been a part of this little planet of ours stretching over almost three and half decades and I have seen major changes in attitudes to life, especially where money is concerned. As a child growing up in 80’s Britain, I was heavily influenced by my grandparents. We lived…

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Think You Know About Debt? This Will Change Everything!

If you’re considering borrowing, it’s most certainly of benefit to know the difference between good and bad debt. There are some things in life that is worth temporarily putting yourself in debt for, whilst other can leave you in financial ruin. I’m going to show you the difference. Good Debt vs Bad Debt…..   What is good debt? In Layman’s…

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Debt Management: Have you been mis-sold?

Hot on the heels of mis-sold PPI and bank accounts, comes mis-sold Debt Management Plans. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have identified that many Debt Management Programmes (DMP) could have been mis-sold to consumers. What is a Debt Management Plan? A Debt Management Plan is an informal debt solution which is primarily aimed at consumers who are struggling to maintain…

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