Help with the cost of living

Right now, there seems to be a never-ending narrative around the rise in living costs which, for many, might leave us feeling uncertain about our financial futures. There is so much help, advice and support out there, but it’s just knowing where to look for this.

Here, you’ll find information on what support is there for you, hints, tips, and tricks on how to make your money go further as well as expert financial guidance from our friends at Wesleyan, all to help you manage your money better and create financial fitness and resilience.

Financial Budgeting Tools

Money helper: pension calculator

How much do you need in retirement and how much are you going to have? Those are the questions Money helpers’ pension calculator will help you answer.

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Mental health and money advice

Clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.

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Citizens Advice: Get help with the cost of living

Check out what help you might be eligible to receive from the Government or your local council to afford the essentials.

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Money Helper budget planner

Money Helpers’ budget planner is an effective tool to help you keep track of where your money is being spent and how much you’ve got coming in.

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Financial Planning

Economic turbulence – what should dentists be doing in response

Iain Stevenson, Head of Dental at Wesleyan Financial Services, shares considerations on how to keep your finances stable during times of market volatility.

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Podcast – Spring Budget and changes to pension allowances

In this podcast, Paul Barnfather, Specialist Financial Adviser from Wesleyan Financial Services, talks about the 2023 Spring Budget and how the changes to Annual and Lifetime Allowances will impact those planning for retirement.

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Q3 market commentary

Read the expert opinion from our friends at Wesleyan on what’s happening in the market and how it affects you.

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Financial behaviours

Listen to certified financial coach Catherine Morgan chatting to our friends at Wesleyan to explain how your current financial behaviours and spending habits can impact your future finances and how to take positive steps now to secure your money.

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Ways to Save Money

How to save on insurance as the cost-of-living increases

Insurance is something that can often be overlooked when budgeting. Kabir Ahmed, Commercial Manager at Wesleyan, looks at ways you can save on your insurance costs.

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103 frugal living tips that will save you thousands

Being resourceful with our finances and saving money is key for many of us right now, especially those with a family. Becoming ‘frugal’ is a good way to do this and here are some excellent tips to do just that from Savings 4 Savvy Mums. These tips could save you thousands.

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Money Saving Expert: cost of living help page

Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, shares all the cost of living budgeting help and advice you need to feel in control of your money in the bank and in your wallet.

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Coping with the rising cost of living

With prices rising steeply, visit where you can find out what one-off payments are available, how you can reduce the impact of the crisis on your finances and where to go for help and support.

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Ways to Save on Energy

Energy saving tips and tricks

Read Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ commonly asked questions he put to specialists at the Energy Saving Trust on how to save on your energy bills this winter.

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6 budget-friendly tips to save on your energy bills

Energy-saving efficiency measures don’t have to be expensive. Here,, provide their favourite cheap and free ways to help lower your bills.

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Struggling with energy costs?

Energy prices are already at an all-time high and will leave many struggling. This guide from Martin Lewis covers all the help available right now and where to go for one-on-one support.

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Energy saving tips checklist

Read Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, round-up of tips on how to cut your energy usage, including simple changes to your boiler and appliance settings you can make to save large, mixed in with some thrifty crowd-sourced tips.

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