Citizens Advice Bournemouth expecting 12th of January to be the busiest day for advice on finances

Citizens Advice Bournemouth is expecting 433 people to seek advice on financial matters in January as the national charity reveals that people are more likely to research financial decisions in January than any other time of the year.

Analysis by the national charity shows that across the country, demand for money and debt advice is highest in January and February, with one person contacting their nearest Citizens Advice for help every 11 seconds and people visiting the Citizens Advice website every 3 seconds in January.

Citizens Advice Bournemouth is predicting demand for advice on finances to peak on 12th of January,  which was the busiest day in January 2016

While January is often associated with squeezed budgets and debt worries, Citizens Advice Bournemouth is also expecting people to contact them with money queries as people take stock of their money situation and plan their finances long-term.

Citizens Advice Bournemouth anticipates that the most popular money queries will be organising surrounding insurances, savings and personal pensions. While the most common questions around managing debt will cover credit cards, council tax and rent arrears.

To help people get started, Citizens Advice Bournemouth is sharing its eight top tips to help people get their finances in order for the New Year.

Zoe Bradley, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Bournemouth said:

“January is a great time to take stock of your finances and think about your priorities for the future, not just for the next month but for the next year and beyond.

“Although many people will be focusing on their next paycheck after the busy Christmas period, people can also use the time to review whether they can save money on their bills or set a savings goal.

“Whether you’re looking to deal with debts, cut your costs or budget better, Citizens Advice can help you review your overall money situation so you can make decisions that improve your financial security.”

For information and advice, contact Citizens Advice Bournemouth on Dorset AdviceLine 03444 111 444.