Spend more than you earn? Our tips for Taking Control

Spend more than you earn? Our tips for Taking Control
Written by Mark Grimley
Published on 21st August 2018
Updated on 9th December 2019
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You’ve probably seen on the BBC that couples on the government’s so-called ‘Living Wage’ are still £49 a week short of living a ‘basic, no frills lifestyle’.

We’re not sure if a ‘basic, no frills lifestyle’ for MPs includes a skiing trip to the Alps and Fortnum & Mason tea bags but still, for most people, money is a concern. Now’s the time to do something about it...

At Choose Wisely, we believe in Money for the Many. We’re helping you take control of your finances. Here’s a few tips to get you started:

Get on top of what’s coming in and what’s going out.

If you haven’t already, use our Budget Planner tool to get on top of your spending. We’ll help you work out how you can make the most of your money.

Check you’re getting the help you deserve.

Check that you’re claiming all the benefits you’re due with our guide. From childcare to tax credits, there’s often help available for those that need it most.

Give your wallet some tough love.

We’re certainly not here to tell you not to buy that essential diamond encrusted dog lead. But perhaps you’d better do the weekly big shop first. Read our guide on How to reduce your debts and save money.

If we make it sound easy, that’s because it can be. Follow the above tips and you’ll be in much better shape financially, the most difficult is often making a start… it’s up to you now!
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Mark Grimley
Written by
Mark Grimley
Head of Partnerships & Take Control Author at Choose Wisely

Mark joined Choose Wisely in 2015. He continues to work in close contact with the providers, brokers and journalists operating in the world of consumer credit.