Young people feel financial stress more than anyone. Budgeting, jobs, studying and making money now and for the future are always big worries. Now the pandemic has hit them hardest of all.
Low pay, unemployment, job insecurity, the gig economy, debt and insecure housing have multiplied those fears. And not knowing what to do when facing redundancy and lockdown piled stress and mental ill health on top.
So the need to find new jobs, security, and smarter ways to budget and handle money are more urgent than ever. This is why The Big Issue launched our RORA Jobs and Training Toolkit. It has hundreds of thousands of jobs, free training courses, a weekly newsletter and a free three-month subscription to The Big Issue. It’s free and easy to sign up here.
And with our Big Issue Financial Health campaign – under Experian’s ‘United for Financial Health’ programme – we’re working with partners and experts to bring advice and tools to help navigate the months ahead.
Budgeting: sorting out your money
There are simple tips and tricks anyone can use to get your finances in shape using your credit score as a tool to get better deals.
And Experian has good advice on what to do if debt is causing you stress during the coronavirus pandemic.