Money Essentials

Staying on top of bills and payments

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This week we’ll be talking about debt. Maybe you’re on top of your regular payments but you’re concerned that things could get out of control. There are lots of things you can do to keep on track and the great thing is there’s loads of support out there to help you too.

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  • If you’re worried about keeping up with bills and payments let’s start by looking at the outstanding payments you have and seeing what you can do to help manage them.

  • Have a look at our guide Help with bills and payments for suggestions. Your Budget Planner from week one can help you too.

  • If you’ve read the guide from the previous step and still feel like you need extra support to find ways to keep on top of your bills and payments, give us a call on 0800 138 7777. Our help is always free, confidential and impartial.

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  • Let’s get going by gathering details of what you owe so you have them to hand. It might feel daunting and stressful at first, but this is the first step to gaining control.

  • Stick with it, you can do this. We’re going to help you set out a clear plan for what to do next. Read our guide Help if you’re struggling with debt for all the details you need.

  • Never feel you have to go this alone. We can put you in touch with debt advisers who are here to help. Find free, confidential debt guidance online, over the phone or near to where you live with our free Debt advice locator.

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  • If you have several debts, you might be feeling overwhelmed. But now that you have a list of them, we can help you sort out which ones to pay off first with our guide How to prioritise your debts.

  • Make a plan of how you’re going to deal with your debts. Do you feel confident to go it alone and speak to the people you owe money to? Or would it help to get some free confidential advice about the best options for you? Follow our next steps for how to manage debt so you’re in control.

  • You can get great advice online, over the phone or near to where you live using our Debt advice locator.

    Get friendly support from people in the same situation as you by joining our private Debt Support Community Facebook group to help give you new ideas to tackle debts and keep you motivated.

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