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Category: Wiser Money Advice

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 […]

Wiser Money Newsletter, issue 3

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Wiser Money News The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information on how to use your money wisely.  Throughout the year we will provide advice and information on a wide range of money saving issues such as budgeting, saving, bank accounts, energy bills, mortgages, income maximization, shopping, and where to go to receive help with […]

Wiser Money Newsletter, issue 2

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Wiser Money News The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information on how to use your money wisely.  Throughout the year we will provide advice and information on a wide range of money saving issues such as budgeting, saving, bank accounts, energy bills, mortgages, income maximization, shopping, and where to go to receive help with […]

Wiser Money Project: Getting help with water bills

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Are you paying too much for water? Are you struggling to pay your current bill? Could you be paying less? Help is available. Most water companies have hardship schemes or other ways to help customers who contact them about water bill problems. There are various schemes in place: WaterSure, WaterSure Plus Other Customer assistance schemes   […]

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