Once you start earning, whether it is money you earned from employment or even just pocket money, it can be difficult to know the best way to manage your finances.
In this day and age it is very easy to get into debt so it is advisable to avoid borrowing money you don't really need. You might end up paying high interest on store cards, credit cards and loans and find your debt spiralling out of control.
Saving money is a good way of ensuring you are covered when unexpected big costs occur, such as your computer breaking or the cost of getting your car fixed.
Your money is your responsibility so it is helpful to know the essentials about sorting out your finances.
The Mix - for information on how to manage your money well
The Money Advice Service - advice on how to take control of debt
National Government - information on the national minimum wage
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