The Secret Dreamworld of Shopaholic book was originally published in 2000 and also known as Confessions of a Shopaholic. The series of books was written by the author Sophie Kinsella and they were a major ‘noughties’ book success. The title book was turned into a film starring Isla Fisher in 2009. Technically this post includes … Read the rest
Today I am able to bring you a story of David who was unfortunately caught in the vicious circle that is taking out payday loans. He has kindly agreed to share his story as a warning to anyone who is considering taking out a pay day loan. It is very eye opening.
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Dear credit card companies,
I know this might not make any difference – but I need to tell you how your behaviour makes me feel. We started off on such a strong footing – everything was great. Having a credit card made me feel like a grown up. It was like a rite of passage. … Read the rest
Since getting into debt, and clearing it all off again, I have been somewhat obsessed with my credit score. Whilst I know that a credit score is important, and can affect a lot of things, I have decided to not check it for a few months.
Over the past few years I have had … Read the rest
This is a very unconventional approach to paying off debt – and I know it won’t work for a lot of people. In the end I cleared off half my debt with less than a day’s work so I had to tell you about it.
It all started when a friend’s dad had been on … Read the rest
Here are some of my top tips to help you if you find yourself in debt or struggling with money and want to do something in the short term. Just remember that if you are in debt, it might be a long road to get out of it. You may need a lot of help … Read the rest
Debt carries a stigma, and you may be embarrassed or ashamed. Please don’t be. The numbers of people in debt are much higher than you will realise and although it may feel at times completely hopeless, there is always something that can be done to start your journey to get out of debt. … Read the rest
I am not a financial adviser and I can’t give you debt counselling, but I can tell you what happened on my journey with CAP. If you get debt advice and a debt counsellor, remember – their advice will be tailored to your situation and circumstances.
Firstly, I received a home visit … Read the rest