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How To Stay Happy When You Are Struggling With Debt

How To Stay Happy When You Are Struggling With Debt

Struggling with debt is never easy. As it plays on your mind and you get more and more worried about the situation staying happy can become a real challenge. If you have financial troubles then looking after your emotional wellbeing is important. Debt has been linked to anxiety and depression and so it’s essential that

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What Is A Debt Relief Order

What Is A Debt Relief Order

Debt Relief Orders (DRO) are a possible solution to your debt problems. They act as a legal respite from the burden of your debts – it effectively means you are relieved of making payments towards your debts, and protected from being pursued by your creditors. At the end of the DRO period (which is usually

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Using Benefits To Pay Your Bills

Using Benefits To Pay Your Bills

When you’re struggling on a low income, or perhaps trying to get by on benefits alone, the regular round of bills landing on the mat can feel overwhelming. Money management is not always easy, and not everyone has ability to keep tight tabs on their finances all the time. This can easily lead to debt.

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Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Certain benefits come with strings attached. There may be particular things that you have to do in order to remain eligible to receive them, such as attending interviews, or applying for jobs. And if you fail to meet these obligations then the government has the right to temporarily stop or reduce the amount of benefit

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Consumer Rights - Am I Entitled To A Refund Or Exchange

Consumer Rights – Am I Entitled To A Refund Or Exchange

Imagine buying something you’ve had your heart set on for a while, something you’ve saved hard for. Feels good, right? But when you get home and open it up you find it’s faulty in some way. Disappointed, you return to the shop for a refund or perhaps and exchange, but your complaint falls on deaf

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Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

Do you know about all of the benefits you could be entitled to if you are on a low income? Despite the ‘Universal Credit’ system giving the impression that all benefits are rolled into one this is not the case. It replaces only Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance and Income Related Employment and Support Allowances, Income

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