What is shrinkflation and does it affect you?
DWP overpayment write off: Your guide to benefit overpayments
If you discover you’ve received benefit overpayments, the thought of paying them back can be stressful, especially if money is already tight and you were overpaid through no fault of your own. That said, it’s ...
5 tips for avoiding Black Friday scams this weekend
The cost of living crisis has meant that this Black Friday – the biggest retail sales day of the year – may be somewhat of an afterthought. For many of us, we need to use ...
UK blackouts: How to prepare if they happen
The UK has been warned that it could face blackouts early next year amidst fears of reduced gas imports as the cost of living crisis rages on. It comes after the National Grid’s Electricity System ...
Stress Awareness Day 2022: How to deal with financial stress
November 2 is Stress Awareness Day 2022 and with 60% of stress in the UK related to monetary issues, there’s no better time to talk about financial stress. The global pandemic hit households hard and ...
Warm banks to open across Scotland: What are they and why do we need them?
Scotland has unveiled plans to open warm banks across the country to help those unable to heat their homes keep warm as it’s warned thousands could go cold due to skyrocketing energy prices. The move, ...
How Long is a Default on Your Credit File?
If you have several missed payments with a lender, they will take action to have this registered as a ‘default’ on your credit report. A default can make getting credit or being able to borrow ...
How to have a spook-tacular Halloween on a budget
Halloween is a time for thrills and scares but, if you’re not careful, it could be your finances giving you a fright this spooky season. We know how difficult it can be to resist the ...
School holidays on a budget: 5 free or low-cost activities
The school holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your kids and enjoy some downtime without the hustle and bustle of your usual morning routine. But with costs rising across the board, ...
Cost of living crisis: What is it and what can you do about it?
The cost of almost everything has increased rapidly in the past year as inflation reaches a 40-year high and wages barely stretch to meet people’s essential costs in an ongoing event that is being referred ...