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Managing Your Money

Managing your money is a daily challenge, especially if you are on a limited or fixed budget. However, it needn't be a chore. You can take control of your finances and even start to save for big purchases, Christmas and birthdays.

You can start by working out your budget  by visiting our 'Budgeting page' and then look at ways to make your money go further.

You can also find out about different ways to save on our 'Savings page' and the benefits of becoming a member of a credit union by visiting the 'South Yorkshire Credit Union page'.

Christmas can be the most expensive time of the year, and you can find out more about how to pay for Christmas by saving a little throughout the year by visiting our page on saving for 'Saving for Christmas'.

If you don't have a bank account, you may want to consider the benefits of opening one by visiting our 'Basic Bank Account page' .

And finally, we strongly recommend you take out home contents insurance, and you'll find clear information about how to find affordable insurance on the 'SLHD Insurance page'.

More help and advice

You can also find the following information on the SLHDMoneywise website:

Free, unbiased financial advice

The Money Advice Service help the public to enhance their understanding and knowledge about financial matters. The service is free and offers practical money advice, whatever the financial circumstances. The Money Advice Service is an independent organisation, set up by the Government. It can be contacted on 0300 500 5000.

Where can I get help and advice locally?

Doncaster Advice Services Partnership have a website for anyone wanting details on providers of debt/money advice, benefits advice, housing advice and other services available in Doncaster.

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