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Category: Wiser Money Advice

Navigating the money management maze

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It’s never too early to learn how to manage your money wisely to prevent financial difficulties from hitting you later in life. That was the message for a group of thirty-nine 15-17 year olds at a workshop at Westminster Reference Library on 10 August, where Citizens Advice Westminster’s Financial Capability team addressed the topic of […]

Cut your energy costs this winter: check our top tips!

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Top tips to save energy costs and how to switch and save Westminster residents are the second least likely in the country to switch energy provider and save money. Are you one of them ? If so we run regular workshops to help you do this but we also provide guidance and information on how […]

Passport to financial well-being

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Money management was on the agenda at a well-being fair at Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) as part of Citizens Advice’s mission to highlight the importance of financial education. Financial Capability team volunteer Fran presented at the fair on 13 November as part of our Financial Capability Week programme 2017. “When I arrived at HMPO […]

Top Tips for posting letters and parcels this Christmas!

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   Tip 1: Plan ahead and save money: If you plan ahead and leave enough time, you can use 2nd class stamps for your Christmas mail saving a minimum of 9p per stamp on a basic card. Tip 2: Take care with money and valuables: Use a cheque rather than sending cash if you need to send […]

5 Top tips to avoid a Christmas debt hangover!

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Christmas is a time of giving, but you don’t want to give yourself a headache in the New Year with bills and debts you can’t afford. It’s all too easy to overspend as there are tempting offers and pressures to buy, but you must decide how much you can afford before you start spending. It’s […]

Beware of scams !

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Citizens Advice Westminster is spreading the word about scams to help stop more people across Westminster from being conned. The charity is taking part in Scams Awareness Month, a campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams that runs through July.

Changing people’s lives

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When people find out I volunteer, they sometimes ask what I gain from it since I’m not getting paid. The answer is simple: there is nothing like the feeling of excitement mixed with nervousness you get before a workshop, because you’re wondering who will be there and what the group dynamic will be like.

Switch on to switching

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Westminster residents are among the least likely to switch their energy provider, according to national research. And with many providers increasing their charges for 2017, it is always a good idea to check out your bill and see if you can save money. If you are on standard variable tariffs, you should try to lock […]

Take control of your finances

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The Wiser Money Advice Service at Citizens Advice Westminster has had a busy start to the year. So far it has held thirteen money management workshops around the borough. “At a time when the latest Bank of England money and credit statistics show an annual rise of around 10% in consumer credit to over £192 […]

Do you want to save money? Sign up to our Low-Cost Lunch Challenge

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Have you ever stopped to work out how much buying your lunch costs you each week? According to research, the average daily spending on lunch in London ranges between £3.53 and £6.60.This adds up to a whopping £812 to £1,518 for a 46-week working year! Imagine what preparing your lunch at home rather than eating […]

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