No matter how much money you have, it never seems enough, does it? Well if that’s the case, you might like to take a piece of advice from Think Money, which recommends delving into your past to find out how your finances back then compare with your finances today.
With less than a week to go before Christmas, it’s likely that many of our budgets have already been squeezed by our seasonal spending.
MoneyDebtAndCredit.com has produced an infographic showing the scale of the UK’s personal debt problem.
Here’s a nice visualisation of the scale of Britain’s debt problems, thanks to everyone’s favourite Russian puzzle video game, Tetris.
ClearDebt have put together an interactive animation showing the evolution of personal insolvencies by English district.
Debt collectors from ANZ bank in Australia have been caught setting up fake Facebook profiles in order to connect with debtors and get their contact details.
It’ll soon be the start of the University year, and for those thousands of freshers without a simple grasp of how to keep hold of their money, here are 4 debt traps that students can easily fall into.
Over at AllFinancialMatters, JLP recently asked his readers what their total debt to income ratio (DIR) was. This calculation looks at the total debt you owe, including mortgages, loans and everything else, divided by your income.
Some interesting stats on bankruptcies over at WalletPop, pointing to an accountancy firm survey which shows that there are more women from the 18-24 age group going bankrupt than there are men.
The Office of Fair Trading is telling people in debt to be careful if they’re searching for debt help online, as they’ve recently ordered 11 companies to shut down “fake” debt advice websites.