Marple Moneywise

Marple Moneywise offers an entirely confidential and voluntary service, free to anyone in the greater Marple community, to help individuals or families prepare a budget of their finances. A team of trained volunteers who can offer a confidential listening ear to your money worries. There are currently five stewardship-trained personal budget coaches. Freephone helpline: 0800 027 4995, Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm

In the current financial climate, many people are worried about how they will manage on less income with an ever rising cost of living. It can be surprising to see in a budget how small amounts of money, for coffees or lunches for example, add up over a month to a more substantial amount. A review with a personal budget coach can help to identify any areas like this and also help you to work out your income and your outgoings. Income should be greater than expenditure to avoid getting into debt. Anyone with serious financial difficulties will be given information on options of free debt advice and their personal budget coach will give any help and support as needed to follow these through. You are just a call away from free practical debt advice.

The aim of the Marple Moneywise service is to help prevent people overspending and getting into escalating debt and to help them learn to live within the money they have available to spend each month.

Being in debt can lead to worry and ill health whereas being in control of your finances gives rise to wellbeing and contentment.

We can guide you through the process of putting together a realistic budget, offering money saving tips and, if necessary, help you obtain free debt advice. We can assist you every step of the way.

If you are concerned about your own finances, then ring the Marple Moneywise (tel: 07954 099 177) for a review. If you know someone who is worried about their finances then give them this link and encourage them to give the Moneywise team a ring on the telephone number above.