The Money Advice Trust have launched #peaceofmind focusing on how getting help to start to deal with your debts can give you peace of mind and help you to enjoy Christmas.
The campaign comprises online content, a #peaceofmind video, social media activity, and a media story around a new poll on Christmas borrowing/spending. This year’s campaign is supported by MoneySavingExpert.com whose debt forums are there to share experiences and see how others are coping with their situation.
Key messages for the campaign are:
· How getting help to start to deal with debts can give you peace of mind and help you to enjoy Christmas.
· Going online for information and support, via the National Debtline website and by joining the MoneySavingExpert Forums.
Key stats from the survey are:
· Christmas costs on credit: 37% of British adults have turned to credit to cover Christmas presents this year – up from 33% last year.
· Worry and stress: Nearly one in seven (14%) say they worry about money every day in the run up to Christmas.
· A mixed picture on money management: Over half of Britons (55%) say they haven’t saved for Christmas this year. Nevertheless, 30% say they feel ‘well prepared’ for the cost of Christmas this year.
Link to the press release: Britons worrying about money every day as more people put Christmas on credit: http://bit.ly/2zUxWFd
National Debtline webpage: http://bit.ly/1Mvvx4c
#peaceofmind video: http://bit.ly/2BaWZrB