Did you know that even before these extraordinary times came along Money was the #1 cause of Stress in the western world? Believe it or not as well, this stress was spread throughout a vast range of incomes, jobs and lifestyles. Looks can be deceiving, and money stress can be caused by a great many things.
So, with this in mind, it's no surprise that Money continues to be a major concern and cause of stress today.
With the world reduced to essential services only (incidentally, a wonderful spotlight on who and what really is essential in today's society) many businesses have paused trading, closed, sent workers home and even laid people off. There's a complicated variety of Government support, use of holiday leave, unpaid leave, reduced wages and indeed, for many, no support at all.
Combined with the uncertainty of how long this is all going to last, it's only natural that household outgoings and earnings are under scrutiny. Many people are making quick decisions on ways to save money and increase income, at least for the short term. As I mention in the Your Business section, there's also an incredible opportunity for many small businesses to be creative in what and how they do business, to maintain an income and / or secure income once we are through this period - if you're not clear on what you can do, I'd love to discuss it with you.
So, what can you do and how can I help? The first point of call is, absolutely, to understand what both the Government and those you pay money to can do to support you. Many banks and mortgage providers, for example, are putting things into place to support you. Beyond this here is how I can help:
1) Reduce UK household bills - electric, gas, landline, broadband, mobile
2) Earn a UK income by helping friends and family reduce their household bills
3) Personal introductions to financial experts I know and trust, including my Money Coach