Christmas fun…and money advice

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City of York Council’s Family Information Service (FIS), Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual Ltd and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be hosting a morning of fun crafts and information on Wednesday 10 December between 9am and 12noon in the reception foyer at West Offices.

There’ll be a host of crafts for little ones (and not so little ones) to get stuck into, including making Christmas decorations, colouring in Frozen characters and decorating paper Christmas trees. Explore York Libraries will also be on hand to provide information about the discounts available through York Cards and representatives from York CAB will be available to help with information on sensible festive spending.

The CAB’s top ten tips to avoid a Christmas Debt Hangover are:

 

1.   Plan early

2.   Don’t forget everyday bills

3.   Don’t bank on an overdraft

4.   Keep things simple

5.   Shop around

6.   Buy safe to be safe

7.   Read the small print

8.   Do your own credit checks

9.   Be Organised

10. Start planning and saving for next Christmas once this one is over

(http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/partnerships/financialskillsforlife/fsfl_projects/fsfl_projects_toptipschristmas.htm)

From Wednesday 10 December, York’s FIS will be posting Christmas facts and advice on social media. Search for #12daysofFIS.

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