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Making your money go further

No matter how much you earn, you probably wish you could make your money go further. Here are some tips on how to make sure you get the most out of your cash. Budget Even if you don’t find yourself running short at the end of the month, budgeting can be a great way of

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why you may be turned down for credit

Why you may be turned down for credit

Until the banking crisis in 2008, lenders were virtually throwing money at people and getting a loan or credit was practically routine. After coming under fire for irresponsible lending, they clamped down and the repercussions of that are still being felt six years later. Even now, getting refused for credit can feel like a body

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Christmas on a loan or credit card

Christmas on a Credit Card or Loan

Those Christmas marketing magicians know how to tickle our festive fancy and before we know it, our seasonal ‘must have’ list is as long as your arm. Everything from flashy lights and table decorations to personalised Santa sacks and Christmas jumpers becomes an essential. But stop and think – when the credit card statement hits

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how much rent can you afford

How much rent can you afford

If you are thinking about signing up to a tenancy agreement it’s important to do your sums in advance. Committing to rent a property usually entails the signing of a legally binding rental contract, so you need to be sure you can afford to keep up with your rental payments to avoid getting into debt.

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bad credit loans

Bad credit loans

Unfortunately, we’re not all blessed with perfect credit ratings, which can cause issues when applying for loans and credit cards. This isn’t always a result of bad financial management and sometimes circumstances mean we’re unable to make the repayments. For those in this situation, there are a number of specialist lenders that are still prepared

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Better ways to borrow than a payday loan

I can’t pay my payday loan

Payday loans can be useful in certain circumstances and when they’re used in the way they were intended. They are an option for short term loans or when emergencies arise and there is no other way to obtain the money. Problems can occur, though, if you find you can’t meet the repayments, but there are

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