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Plan ahead for this Christmas

Posted on 29th January, 2015 by Lincoln Against Poverty

Linda Burden is the Community Development Manager for Lincolnshire Credit Union, one of the partners in Lincoln Against Poverty’s ‘Say No To High Cost Borrowing’ campaign.

I know what you’re thinking after reading the headline – Christmas has only just gone, why should I be thinking of this year’s festivities when there are 11 months to go.

It can be one of the best times of the year, but for many Christmas can also be one of the most stressful.

With household budgets already stretched by today’s cost of living, the season can bring added pressure for many families.

But by saving a little each month in the run-up to December, you could make things a lot easier for yourself and your family.

Knowing what your budget is ahead of time can really help you plan for what you want to buy, whether it’s food, presents, cards.

At Lincolnshire Credit Union we have a Christmas Saver Account where you can put money aside for the festive season with the added bonus of your savings being protected and being able to spend your money wherever you like.

If you start saving now you could potentially make your festive season debt-free.

Lincolnshire Credit Union is a financial cooperative owned and controlled by its members and our aim is to provide responsible, ethical and financial services to people living or working within the boundaries of the county.

We’ve been pleased to support Lincoln Against Poverty’s ‘Say No To High Cost Borrowing’ campaign as we believe people should not have to pay a high premium for their borrowing if it can be avoided. We help people where we can and point them in the right direction of other services if we can’t, such as the Citizens Advice Bureau.

For more information about our Christmas Saver Account, please visit www.lincscreditunion.org.uk or call 01522 873550.