We heard in the Chancellor's Budget that the economy is picking up but for many individuals the reality is very different. Money is still extremely tight and it will take much longer for them to feel like they've finally got a hold of their finances.
– Kevin Mountford, head of banking at moneysupermarket.com
Those relying on credit of some kind to pay their way need to start doing all they can to break that habit and get themselves into the black. It is encouraging to see that some people have recognised this and are seriously committed to clearing their debt, and using cost saving measures to do this. Debt needs to be tackled head on; simply working out a realistic monthly budget and cutting out unnecessary expenditure should be the first step.