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'I was in £16k of debt and too ashamed to tell anyone'

'I was in £16k of debt and too ashamed to tell anyone'
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Could you tell us about your life and career so far? I’m 34 and have been with my partner for over 10 years. We live in the South of England in a 1-bed rented flat. After I graduated from university I worked in retail for a few years as

Scarlett Worsfold
‘I think I might be in a financially abusive relationship’

‘I think I might be in a financially abusive relationship’
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Can you tell me a bit about you, your life and your relationship? I’m a 30 year old professional in a high earning job. I’ve been in a long term relationship with someone I’m very much in love with. We started dating when he was in graduate

Scarlett Worsfold
My husband blindly accepts handouts from his family and it's ruining our marriage

My husband blindly accepts handouts from his family and it's ruining our marriage
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Can you tell me a bit about you, your life and your relationship? I am a stay at home mum (SAHM) with 3 young kids, and have been married for 11 years. I’m currently seeking secure employment. After almost two decades being with my husband, I am seriously doubting

Scarlett Worsfold
My cancer diagnosis at 35 crippled me financially

My cancer diagnosis at 35 crippled me financially
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Could you give me a little background about you, your life and career so far? I studied Law at university but took a break after I graduated to go travelling. When I got back I wasn't ready to go back into studying for my LPC so I took

Alice Tapper
'Gifted house deposit from father-in-law was too good to be true'

'Gifted house deposit from father-in-law was too good to be true'
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Can you tell me a bit about you, your life and your relationship? I live with my husband, our newly adopted daughter, and our dog and cat. We own our previous home, but it's no longer suitable as my husband is now a wheelchair user, so now live

Alice Tapper
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The untold financial pressure of being made a godparent

The untold financial pressure of being made a godparent
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Can you tell me a bit about you? I'm 30 and single, living in the city. Most of my friends are getting married and having babies. Its been lovely sharing these life moments with them and I'm super proud to be a godparent for two of

Scarlett Worsfold
The GFY Community Gift Guide 2023 - Charity retailers

The GFY Community Gift Guide 2023 - Charity retailers
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Welcome to GFY’s annual gift guide series! This is a crowdsourced project where we look to you for the best gift ideas of 2023.

Alice Tapper
My partner's family hosted Christmas... and sent me an invoice

My partner's family hosted Christmas... and sent me an invoice
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Can you tell me a bit about you, your life and your relationship? I've been with my partner for over 10 years. We live together and have frequently spent time with his family over past Christmases. What happened that Christmas? One year we were invited to my partner’

Scarlett Worsfold