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Who ya gonna call?

Poll started 23 Jan 2006: If you were having money troubles and wanted to sort it, who'd you be most likely to call first?

a. Partner
b. Friend(s)
c. Parents
d. Financial advisor
e. Colleague
f. I'd try and sort it alone
g. I'd ignore it and hope it gets better
h. Someone else

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  • novembernovember Forumite
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    There wasn't a category for debt advice agency/bureaux :confused:

    I assumed that came under 'someone else'. Thats what I would do if we are talking technically 'calling' someone or I needed help above what I could find myself with my first choice.

    Strangely enough there is no category either for 'look it up or ask online' ;):D:confused: so that must come under 'someone else' too.

    My first choice would actually be 'Look it up/Ask on MoneySavingExpert' :D :money: but I suppose that isn't calling is it ...

    Make that one vote for 'someone else' then ;)
    I live in my own little world. But it's okay. They know me here.
  • I put someone else. Thankfully, I've never had any major debt issues and whatever debt I have had, I've been able to sort out myself. I don't like asking for help on most stuff, just the way I am and tend to sort things out for myself, circumstances have made it that way. When things have been totally [email="cr@p"][email protected][/email] a few years back, more personal than financial, I found Samaritans a great help, just to get things off your chest, and they can provide information on debt counselling agencies etc too. A trouble shared is a trouble halved, so speaking to someone neutral I find is a help.
    “Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” - Oscar Wilde
  • Although I wouldn't hide it from my partner, he's not the person I'd go to, to discuss my worries. He's the sort of person who never worries and assumes that a stroke of good fortune is about to come and rescue us. "Everything will be alright love!" "I'll get you the money, don't worry!" :mad:

    Well, I like a bit of optimism myself, but if I had real concerns, I would go to my sister or a friend and discuss it with them.

    If I was still concerned, then I'd visit a debt counselling agency. I used to work for one and I know what a relief it can be for people to get their help. :T
    :jMacwise

    :o"Proper prior planning prevents pathetically poor performance":cool:
  • phoebe03catphoebe03cat Forumite
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    Well it's obvious isn't it? Straight onto the MSE chat board and discuss it with the country!! :rotfl: :j
  • *Louise**Louise* Forumite
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    I would speak to my partner before anyone else.
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  • *Louise**Louise* Forumite
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    Well it's obvious isn't it? Straight onto the MSE chat board and discuss it with the country!! :rotfl: :j

    That's second..... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    Cross Stitch Cafe member No. 3
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  • JBEILBYJBEILBY Forumite
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    Always post it on one of the MSE's boards - there's a wealth of advice and experience amongst us MSE users, so much so that you would be hard pushed not to find someone with an answer.
  • This site thats who i call on!!!
    Lucky No27
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  • SarahjoviSarahjovi Forumite
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    When I was faced with a huge debt, I went to the Citizens Advice Beaureux. The advice they gave me was spot on and I was able to hold off my debtors (i.e) stop them taking me to court, until I could make a reasonable offer to settle the dept!

    Sarah :D
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