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Festive finances

Festive finances

Living with EB can incur many extra costs and the festive season can put extra strain on already stretched finances. The DEBRA EB community support managers have located these four great resources to help manage money and keep debt in check over the winter and into the New Year:

Have a Savvy Christmas

The money advice service is offering handy tools and tips to see how much money you can save this Christmas with savvy cut-backs and simple budgeting.

Visit: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/campaigns/have-a-savvy-christmas

45 great tricks to a happy Christmas

From Money Saving Expert: 

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/christmas-savings

Watch 12 of the best in this handy video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2kyp4JuHik

Creative solutions

Family lives offer support and advice on all aspect of family life, including parenting, bullying, mental health and finance. Here they offer creative tips on minimising expense and maximising fun when it comes to presents, food and decorations at Christmas:

http://www.familylives.org.uk

Ten top tips to avoid a Christmas debt hangover

From the Citizen’s Advice Bureau: 

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/partnerships/financialskillsforlife/fsfl_projects/fsfl_projects_toptipschristmas.htm

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