- Before a death
- After a death
- Information for carers
- Advice for professionals
- Homeless people
- People with learning disabilities
- People with dementia
- Useful organisations
What do death, sex and money have in common? We just don’t like talking about them.
Only one in five of us currently has someone they feel they can confide in about money? Talking about money has traditionally been taboo in this country. And while many of us are getting better at talking about other personal issues like relationships or our health, we still find it difficult to talk about financial matters.
Broaching an uncomfortable issue, but one that needs tackling, is a positive step towards breaking a taboo subject. The Money Advice Service, which was set up by government and is funded by a levy on the financial services industry, offers free, independent advice.
If you’re not sure how to start the conversation about money, their health check can give you some pointers. You can also use one of their life-stage guides and interactive money planners to help you feel more confident about money matters.
For more information, contact the Money Advice Service helpline on 0300 500 5000. You can also request printed guides on various money-related topics by emailing email@example.com