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One in four feel pressure to overspend at Christmas

Guest blog post from National Debtline, the free debt advice service run by the Money Advice Trust.

MCC logo-350Do you ever get the feeling that you overspend at this time of year?

Research carried out by National Debtline has revealed that one in four people feel under pressure to spend more than they originally planned this Christmas.

Promotions such as Black Friday, as well as the expectations of children, partners and other relatives are cited as common factors contributing to overspending.

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Making Christmas Count this year

Staying on top your finances at Christmas can be tough, especially when there’s a lot to pay for, and a lot of time to fill.

Many people feel under pressure to spend more than they originally planned this Christmas, and the New Year can often be the time when people struggle with bills and money worries the most.

New research from National Debtline has showed that almost a quarter of Britons surveyed (23%) said they felt under pressure to spend more.

Making Christmas Count
Our friends at the Money Advice Trust are #MakingChristmasCount through December, which aims to show that you don’t need to spend a lot to give a thoughtful gift, or a great Christmas experience.

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