How do money worries and mental health affect each other?

There’s a strong relationship between money worries and mental health. If you’re struggling with your mental health, it can make managing your finances harder – and if you’re worrying about money, it can take its toll on your mental health. It can be a vicious cycle, and money problems can spiral out of control, but for many people it can feel too overwhelming to face the problem head-on.

There are many ways that your money concerns and mental health could have an impact on each other, such as:

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Why it’s important to read the small print

A recent survey by Paymentshield revealed that 46 per cent of people failed to read their policy thoroughly, because it was too time consuming, with 31 per cent saying they felt they didn’t need to, 31 per cent admitting it was too complicated, and 25 per cent saying it was too boring.

Most people can probably put their hands up to having done one of these, but why is it so important to read the small print?

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Why waste your time with home insurance?

Contrary to what some people think, not all home insurance is the same. So if you want to separate the wheat from the chaff, you need a lot of time and patience… or, like Erwin Miranda, you could just have a quick chat with your local financial adviser.

When Erwin decided to relocate from London to Lincolnshire, he arranged his mortgage through a local financial adviser in Grantham. What he didn’t realise at the time, was that she would be able to help him with other aspects of his finances – including his home insurance.

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Five tips on buying Insurance

For many of us, insurance isn’t something we think much about – until we really need it, usually after a loss, damage or another unexpected event has occurred.

Unfortunately, for some people this is when they realise that their insurance policy doesn’t cover what they needed it to cover, leaving them seriously out of pocket. Before you commit to a new policy, here are our top tips for choosing the right insurance.

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What to ask an adviser when seeking financial advice

You’re about to buy a house, purchase important insurance cover, or enter the world of investments – and made the wise decision to get some professional advice but how do you choose an adviser that’s right for you so you can feel comfortable they’ve got your best interests at heart.

Your conversation about purchasing a new home or selecting the right investment could be one of the most important conversations you’ll ever have, so it’s essential that you go armed and ready to ask the right questions, meaning you receive the sort of advice that will stand you in good stead for the future.

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It’s Good To Talk…About Self-Confidence

Dr Bessam Farjo, a leading hair transplant surgeon, discusses the importance of opening up about how you feel about your appearance, and how speaking to professionals about the different options available can do wonders for self-confidence

Having been in the hair loss field for over 25 years, I’ve witnessed a real evolution in terms of how willing we are to discuss our appearance, self-esteem and confidence. While this applies to both sexes, the change in attitude has been particularly noticeable amongst men.

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The Big Cs: Cancer & Conversation

To mark National Conversation Week, Prevent Breast Cancer supporter Jan Greenwood, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, shares her story and explains how speaking with her loved ones has helped her through over the past 12 months.

Having a ridiculously positive personality did not prepare me for the dreadful diagnosis of breast cancer. Deep down I feared the worst, but convinced myself that my inverted nipple was due to a minor problem with my milk ducts. The power of positive thinking would resolve everything. If only it was so simple.

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Communication – The Glue That Holds A Family Together

Kids Pass is a digital membership platform offering discounts at UK attractions to millions of families across the UK. To celebrate National Conversation Week, Michael Kilmartin, Partnerships Director, explores the importance of quality communication at home.

Picture your living room or dinner table on an average evening… How does it look? Do laptops, iPads or smartphones feature at all? Thought so. More and more, technology is invading our private lives and at what price?

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Speaking Up At Work

Mitrefinch is a leading provider of time and attendance and workforce management software. To celebrate National Conversation Week, they offer their advice on making your voice heard in work.

In the workplace it can be impossible to tell when is an appropriate time to voice your opinions or concerns, especially if you are just starting out on your chosen career path. Whether it’s holding back an idea during a brainstorm for fear of being shot down or biting your tongue over a system or process that just isn’t working out, most of us could do with learning how to speak up at work.

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