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    Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk 23 - 25 April 2021

    2021-01-18T12:13:00Z

    Join Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk April 23-25. Challenge yourself from anywhere in the country and support the retail industry. All funds raised for retailTRUST will be topped up by the Hunter Foundation by 50%.

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    StepChange’s 7 Days, 7 Ways programme to take control of your finances

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    Developed by debt charity StepChange, 7 Days, 7 Ways is a simple, seven-day email programme that will help you understand how to tackle any financial issues you may be facing with confidence.

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    How talking about debt helped Jamie

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    If you’re struggling with money, it can feel isolating. Lots of people find it hard to talk about debt and financial difficulty, and it can be a very lonely experience. Jamie shares his story of how he fell into debt, and how he’s now on his way to financial recovery.

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    How does debt advice work?

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    If you’re worried about money, you might be considering getting debt advice. However, we know that talking about money and facing up to your debt situation can be difficult. StepChange answer some common questions to put your mind at ease.

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    How do I know if I need debt advice?

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    Money worries are common, and sometimes it’s hard to know if you can manage by cutting back on your spending, or whether you might benefit from expert debt advice.

  • Dealing with persistent debt
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    Dealing with persistent debt

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    If you have received communications from your creditors where they mention ‘persistent debt’, learn what this means and how you can tackle it.

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    Budgeting for beginners

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    Budgeting is the first step in taking control of your finances, but it can be hard to know where to start and can seem like a daunting task. We’ve put together a step-by-step-guide to help you go from beginner to budgeting expert.

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    Understanding and managing imposter syndrome

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    Imposter syndrome is something that many of us may have experienced. It’s that feeling that people think that we’re more experienced or knowledgeable than we believe ourselves to be. As uncomfortable as it is, there are things we can all do to build our confidence and believe in what we have to offer.

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    Understanding seasonal affective disorder

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    As the nights draw in, we can all feel ourselves becoming tired, low, and frustrated. But for about 3% of the UK population, this time of the year can cause a type of depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. This article explores the condition and treatments.

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    Financial health and wellness

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    Now is a worrying time to work in retail. Financial instability, uncertainty, constant change and social disconnection has made everyday life even more challenging. The Trust’s aim is to be there #forthefour in four retail colleagues who need financial health and wellness support. retailTRUST offers immediate help for those who are struggling and preventative support to enable individuals to manage their finances and plan for the future. 

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    Talking to others about your debt

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    Talking to others about debt can be very difficult, especially with those closest to you. If you are dealing with debt on your own it can impact your wellbeing and make it an even bigger burden to carry.

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    Budgeting and organising your finances

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST partnered with the Money Advice Service

    Budgeting lies at the foundation of every financial plan. You need to know where your money is going if you want to maintain a handle on your finances.

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    Debt and vulnerability

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST partnered with PayPlan

    Debt can impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing. These vulnerabilities can affect your ability to deal with finances, especially if you are experiencing mental health problems, a physical disability, addiction or terminal illness.

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    Dealing with priority debts

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    There are various types of debt. Understanding each one and making sense of your financial situation is really important when working out the best method of dealing with your priority debts.

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    Nine ways to save money when in debt

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    Reducing your outgoings can feel an overwhelming challenge, especially if you’ve already made compromises to your lifestyle to save money, however with a little help you might be surprised at what you can save.

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    Bereavement and debt

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    The death of someone close to you can have significant impact on your wellbeing. Not only does it affect you emotionally, bereavement can also have repercussions for your plans for the future, and your finances

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    Saving money the right way

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    Whether you’re saving for a holiday, building a mortgage deposit, creating a fund for your children, or thinking about retiring in comfort, it is vital to make your money work as hard as it can.

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    Understanding the grants available from retailTRUST

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    If you find yourself in urgent financial need for whatever reason, you may be eligible for a non-repayable grant from retailTRUST. All enquires are confidential, and no one will know that you’ve applied unless you choose to tell them.

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    How to apply for a non-repayable grant

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    Applying for a retailTRUST grant is confidential and does not affect your credit rating. Learn more about the process and eligibility criteria.

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    The importance of financial wellbeing

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    The term financial wellbeing is becoming used more frequently. We will look at what financial wellbeing is, why it is important and offer some simple tips that will allow you to be more aware when it comes to your own finances.