Debt Awareness Week Jan 26th - Feb 1st
Take control of your finances with a new 7-day email programme of support and practical advice. If you feel like your finances are unmanageable, it can make the prospect of dealing with your debt daunting. But you can take control of your finances again, with StepChange's 7 Days, 7 Ways email programme.
What is 7 Days, 7 Ways?
Each day for a week StepChange, a national debt charity will send you an email linking to practical advice to help you with your finances. They'll talk through a wealth of different subjects, including working out what you owe, which payments are priorities, and how they can help you put together a long-term action plan. Written by expert debt advisors, the programme is the perfect starting point in dealing with your debt. For more information or sign up to the programme visit their website, www.stepchange.org/debtawareness
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