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How to talk money without breaking a sweat

Talking about money can feel intimidating, but having a conversation is the perfect place to start if you want to build better spending habits, pay down persistent debt or save confidently for retirement.

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Ed Monk and Iona Bain (founder of Young Money podcast) have created a podcast to help break the money talking taboo. Together they share money stories including thoughts on opening up.

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Remember, a journey of 1,000 miles starts with one small step.

So, if you have money or debt worries, you can speak to an expert as mentioned in our Podcast. Find out more direct from the following charitable organisations:

  • StepChange offer free debt advice that is based on a comprehensive assessment of your situation. They’ll then provide practical help and support for however long it’s needed.
  • National Debt Line give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.
  • The Money Charity provide education, information, advice and guidance to people of all ages, helping them to manage their money well and increase their Financial Wellbeing

And remember, these experts provide information and support around debt free of charge.

You can also contact Money Helper who offer free and impartial help with money, including the Pension Wise service for guidance on your pension income options.

Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. Investors should note that the views expressed may no longer be current and may have already been acted upon. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. 

The sample consisted of respondents with the following qualifying conditions: aged 20-75, either they or their partner were employed full-time or part-time and had a minimum household income of £10,000 annually.

The data collection, research and analysis for the above markets was completed in partnership with Opinium, a strategic insight agency. Data collection took place between July 2021 and August 2021. Reporting and analysis took place between August 2021 and October 2021.