Martin Lewis: A year of being debt-free is far more important than a Christmas splurge
Martin Lewis has warned households against splurging this Christmas, while also highlighting the importance of being honest about their finances in a bid to remain debt-free over the festive period and beyond. Read below and watch the clip from The Martin Lewis Money Show Christmas Special for more.
26 November 2021
Urgent action called for as mental health sufferers consider or attempt suicide after finances hit during the pandemic
People with mental health problems have faced a much bigger hit to their finances during the pandemic than the wider population and are three times more likely to have fallen into serious debt, according to the results of a major national survey published today.
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Vanquis Bank to repay cardholders £169 million - ensure you don't miss out
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Bankruptcy threshold to be raised from £750 to £5,000
More financially vulnerable people will be able to avoid the most drastic formal insolvency solution from October
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Bankruptcies down almost 20% during past year
The number of people going bankrupt has fallen to a 15-year low in England and Wales, according to official figures
29 October 2014
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OFT crackdown on debt management firms
28 September 2010
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14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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