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Recognise, don’t criticise. Even money bloggers f*ck up sometimes

I set up Thinking Thrifty in December 2015 with the aim of having something out there that would keep me accountable for my money and ridiculous spending habits. I didn’t think so many people would go on to read it at the time. The aim back then was to save for a mortgage deposit to buy our own house,…

Do Online betting Firms target vulnerable People?

Do Online Betting Firms Target Vulnerable People?

Four UK betting firms have faced criticism from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for using online ads which the regulator claims target vulnerable people. The ads in question were created and placed by “affiliates” – agencies which get paid to direct potential customers towards company websites, in this case online casinos. The advert raised alarm bells for the ASA…

Debt can be all consuming if left to get out of control. But, how can you tell if your debts have become a problem that you need help with?

How Do You Know You Have Debt Problems?

Do you know what debt is? Sounds like a silly question right? But, you’d be surprised how many of us don’t understand the meaning of it enough to recognise whether it has become a problem. A simple definition of debt  is a sum of money that is owed or due, a financial obligation that you are bound to pay…

Parking tickets shouldn't cost you your life!

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…

Living With OCD: It’s Not All About Cleaning

Living with OCD is a daily challenge and can take many forms. I’ve been having a terrible time over the last couple of weeks as the company I work for is moving offices. This may seem like a fairly minor thing for some, but for others living with OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) and anxiety it can feel like the whole…


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