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Universal Credit applicants struggling after Christmas can get a boost in January

We all know how expensive Christmas can be, and the pinch can be felt especially for the more modest among us. But luckily there is help at hand – as Universal Credit applicants struggling after the festive period can apply for help worth up to £812. The support is known as a budget advance and […]

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Blue Monday 2022: when is it, what does it mean and is it a real phenomenon?

If you feel very depressed later in the month, don’t worry because a day in January is actually considered the most depressing day of the year. Nicknamed “Blue Monday,” the third Monday in January is said to be when people feel the most depressed each year. In 2022, that falls on January 17 – which […]

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Mum who couldn’t afford to feed herself pays off £9,000 debt and forgave home loan

Exclusive: Tracy Prees, 47, was £10,000 in debt at her worst two years ago after taking out overdrafts, credit cards and loans – but she has since turned her life around Tracy Prees shared her debt journey ( Image: Tracy Prees) A single mum who couldn’t afford to feed herself has told how she wiped […]

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Dumbarton council workers ‘extremely disappointed’ over delay of backdated pay rise

A UNION leader said hundreds of council workers may have to wait until February for their backdated pay rises. GMB manager for West Dunbartonshire, David Scott, said it was unacceptable for staff to wait so long. Some employees will have to wait until next month to receive their back pay, which dates back to January […]

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Residents ‘Freeze, Face Homelessness’ After Energy Bills Triple

Manchester residents found themselves ‘frozen or homeless’ after their energy supplier raised prices by 300%. The hugely inflated bills hit people living in a building in New Islington, central Manchester, after their former supplier CNG Energy took office in November. All residents of the building must use the same boiler and have the same energy […]

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The hand of the box – Stabroek News

“When ah draw me the box han’ I don’t want anyone to mistreat me” These two lines, repeated with the same melody, are taken from a Guyanese folk song that I collected from my close friend, the late Wordsworth McAndrew, folklorist. It was December, Sacred Heart RC School was closed. At home, I sometimes overheard […]

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Best Instant Payday Loans Online: Top 4 Alternatives For Bad Credit And No Credit Check Loans

Are you struggling to get a loan? Is your bad credit score getting in your way? Well, traditional lenders often reject high-risk applications; however, you can rely on payday companies when you are in need of emergency cash. You can get online payday loans even if you have a poor credit score, but not all […]

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Advice for spouses frustrated with habits.

Pay Dirt is Slate’s money advice column. Have a question? Send it to Athena and Elizabeth here. (It’s anonymous!) Dear Pay Dirt, My wife is bad with money. If we have money in our bank account, she will spend it. We have a shared account for bills and separate personal accounts, but when she has spent the money […]