Consumers need to be aware of the upcoming VAT increase on the 4th January 2011. Being aware and planning is one thing, but we would advise against panic-buying before the increase. We’ve put together a table to give you a clearer picture of how much extra you’ll be paying at a 20% VAT rate.
Spending on plastic has taken over cash when it comes to spending according to a new report this week. This could be bad news for some as spending on cards can make it difficult to keep a track of spending.
A recent report has suggested talking about the bargains you’ve managed to hunt down is becoming more of a talking point than having splashed the cash on expensive purchases. Is the same true for people talking about their debts rather than how much money they have saved for a rainy day?
Another article has been published recently in a national newspaper about the rising levels of women in debt. We challenge the view that all women are in debt due to irresponsible spending.
New reports show an increase in the number of Brits using pawnbrokers to get cash for their possessions. We take a look at this new trend and other ways in which people are trading/swapping their possessions.
Research from uSwitch is giving the impression that the UK is full of a shopaholics. We look at the case for people who aren’t shopaholics and are working to reduce their debts.