Asda Money and StepChange launched financial tips for Debt Awareness Week

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Asda Money launched a series of webinars as part of a financial advice event in association with a debt charity Stage change.

Debt Awareness Week 2022 runs from March 21-27, and the free lectures on offer are more relevant than ever as more people face the challenges of rising living costs this year. Each of the lectures covers an important topic related to money with different expert speakers providing insight. All five lectures are available to watch now on Asda’s YouTube channel.

What’s in the Lunch Money program?

  • Episode 1money at home

How to talk about finances to loved ones, and what is economic abuse?

With: Andy Shaw, StepChange Debt Advisory Policy Manager and Jasbinder Kaur, Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) Training Manager.

  • Episode 2work-money balance

What employers can do to support the financial well-being of employees.

With: Andy Shaw, Head of Debt Advisory Policy at StepChange and Jenny Wright, Regional Director at Money and Pension Service (MaPS).

  • Episode 3Back to school

Teach children and young people about money.

With: Andy Shaw, Head of Debt Advisory Policy at StepChange and Jenny Wright, Regional Director at Money and Pension Service (MaPS).

  • Episode 4Health, well-being and financial freedom

The link between money and health.

With: Andy Shaw, Head of Debt Advisory Policy at StepChange and Rhiannon Long, Managing Editor at Mind.

  • Episode 5Manage household finances

Master household bills and understand money pitfalls.

With Andy Shaw, Head of Debt Advisory Policy at StepChange.

Debt Awareness Week 2022 is an annual event that aims to help people open up about debt worries and get the help they need.

The Money and Pensions Service found in a recent study that 55% of people do not feel comfortable opening up to others when they have financial worries, although 48% admit they have worried regularly. for the money recently.

Katie Walley, Senior Manager at Asda Money commented, “Asda Money wanted to help break taboo topics around money, especially as we understand that many people, including some of our customers, will be facing financial hardship at this time due to current economic events. .”

“Our webinars provide real, practical advice from experts on important topics, from educating young people about money to managing household bills. We hope that with the information available, we can encourage people to manage their finances and seek debt advice when they need it.

Andy Shaw, Head of Debt Advisory Policy at StepChange also commented, “Whether it’s sharing budgeting tips with friends or discussing household bills with someone in your family, having a good relationship with your finances starts with being able to talk about them. Our clients often tell us they wish they’d contacted us sooner, so we wanted to start the conversation about debt and finances around Debt Awareness Week, so people feel better equipped to get started. express and ask for help when they need it. this.”

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