Money Saving Advice
The weekly food shop is getting more expensive and making sure you are not paying over the odds for your gas bill is a challenge. But thankfully there are many experts who can make sure you do not overspend and stay within your budget.
Our money advisors are here to help
Bron Afon’s money advisors can give you the latest advice and suggest ways to save money on your bills. The service is free. To speak to one of them call 0800 111 42 42 or 01633 620 111. In the last couple of years the team has helped get around £170,000 back into the pockets of Torfaen residents.
Advice for Young People
Get a head start with your finances by getting advice now. If you are planning on leaving school or moving into further education these videos from the Money Advice Service could help with some helpful tips on looking after your money.
Advice from other experts
Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. Their expert advisors can save you money and make sure you are getting the benefits you are entitled to claim.
CAB also have great advice available online such as this video looking at the rules that pay day lenders must follow:
Citizens Advice Torfaen have an office in Cwmbran and one in Pontypool where you can arrange to see an advisor.
43a, 44 & 45 Gwent Square (in the bus station), Cwmbran, NP44 1PL
Castle Mews, George Street, Pontypool, NP4 6BU
Money Saving Expert
Martin Lewis, the Money Saving Expert, has a website packed with 1000s of tips and links to make sure you are getting the most out of every £1 you spend. Keep an eye on his website or even sign up for his weekly email. He also runs a popular Facebook page and Twitter account.
Keeping more money in your pocket
The Money Advice Service has lots of other free guides and tools that can help you save money and keep up to date with changes to benefit, such as:
You can call them on 0300 500 5000 or visit their website for lots more useful information.