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Nick Thomas-Symonds MP is encouraging people living in Torfaen to be one step ahead with their finances by getting help from Citizens Advice.
Together with Citizens Advice, the MP for Torfaen is inviting local people to try out five tips to help them keep on top of their bills and save money.
People are advised to:
Mr Thomas-Symonds met people from across the charity’s network at an event in Parliament on Tuesday 2 February. He heard about how local Citizens Advice are working with people across England and Wales to help them work out a budget, save money on bills and build confidence using online and mobile banking. Citizens Advice can also help people understand the benefits of seeing an Independent Financial Adviser.
Citizens Advice helped 3334 people in Wales improve their financial skills between April 2014 and March 2015.
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP said:
“We can all benefit from being one step ahead with our finances.
“Developing money management skills can give a real sense of security and helps put you in charge of your money, keep on top of bills and avoid unaffordable debt.
“As local MP for Torfaen, I work closely with Torfaen Citizens Advice Bureau on many issues. I would encourage anyone who wants to improve their money management skills to contact their local Citizens Advice.”
Citizens Advice Chief Executive Gillian Guy said:
“Managing your money better can help keep your family and home secure.
“Getting help with planning a budget can put people in a better position to pay for daily costs and cope with sudden expenses such as emergency car repairs. Shopping around and negotiating with energy and broadband suppliers can also help to reduce your bills.
“Anyone looking to save money on their day-to-day costs can get help from their local Citizens Advice or checking our website www.citizensadvice.org.uk.”