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8 Tips To Avoiding Christmas Debt

Avoid getting into debt this Christmas Christmas debt is a serious problem in the UK. A third of people in Britain borrow money each year to buy Christmas presents. This is nearly 17 million people. 2.3 million people will miss a regular payment of rent, electricity or another vital service in order to pay for […]

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Spring Clean Your Finances

Improve your finances with a financial health check Spring has sprung, the sun is shining. There’s no better time to spring clean your finances. Here, we’re sharing 10 tips to improve your finances. Also, at East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, you can speak to the Money Talk Team for free. So let’s get your finances […]

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Mastercard credit card fees

Do you use Mastercard credit cards? Mastercard has warned that its credit card fees may rise by the end of 2021 for online purchases from the EU.

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Ways to Finance a Car

Buying a car is a big deal. It’s a lot of money for one purchase, but for many, owning a car is vital for them to get to work, pick up the children or just to get out and enjoy Scotland. But even if you have the cash to hand, is that the best way to finance a car? Or should you take out a loan and, if so, from where?

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Coronavirus and Payment Holidays

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit everyone financially. In order to release the strain slightly, payment holidays from paying rent and mortgages have been made more readily available.  Payment holidays are agreements you make with whoever you pay your mortgage or rent to. It means you don’t have to pay anything for up to a few […]

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How energy efficient are Scotland’s homes?

As members of the public, we all work to reduce waste and change our habits to be more environmentally friendly. This includes recycling our rubbish, cycling or walking instead of driving, and using less plastic. However if we are looking to secure an energy efficient Scotland in the near future, we need to also think […]

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How to Enjoy Half Term Holidays on a Budget

Half term holidays in Scotland are a great chance for your children to relax and enjoy some time off from studying and homework. However finding things to do can be expensive, and before you know it, costs have ratcheted up and your savings have dropped down.  Here’s how can you keep costs down whilst entertaining […]

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What to do if you’re in Debt

Dealing with Debt Finding yourself in debt is a very stressful experience, which might make you want to bury your head in the sand. But, acknowledging there’s a problem and getting help is the first step on the road to dealing with debt. That’s where the Money Talk Team at the Citizens Advice Bureau come […]