If you need help with issues such as saving money, ensuring tax and pension contributions are correct, or dealing with debt, these websites provide useful advice and information.
You can also find books on managing your money at your local libraryor by searching the library catalogue.
Money Advice Service
Website for a free and impartial service, set up by the government to help people make the most of their money. Includes many useful articles, guides and advice.
Direct Gov Money and Tax page
Government webpage relating to tax includes links to information on income tax, inheritance tax, VAT, national insurance, debt and bankruptcy.
Money Saving Expert
The UK's biggest consumer website dedicated to finding deals and saving money. Browse the huge range of guides to saving money on household bills, insurance and much more, sign up to weekly emails offering money saving tips, talk to others in the online community and find money off deals for days out and events.
Castle and Crystal Credit Union
Financial non-profit co-operative offering savings and low cost loan facilities to members. Based in Dudley.
National Debtline – England and Wales area
A free, confidential and independent helpline for people with debt problems in England and Wales. The website contains debt advice plus links to factsheets, guides and more.
Dudley Council Links to Debt Counselling
Local and national places to contact to get information and advice about debt.
Citizens Advice Debt and Money pages
This site will provide you with the information you need to make the right choices, including help to deal with your debt problems, how to avoid losing your home and how to get your finances back into shape.
Also look at the Tax section which shows you how to work out whether you need to pay income tax and how it's collected. There are also guides to council and inheritance tax, plus information on what to do if you've paid too much tax or have other tax problems.
My money steps
My Money Steps is a free, independent and confidential online debt advice service from National Debtline. Money Steps will give you a personalised action plan setting out practical steps to deal with your debts and help you manage your finances in the future.
Free debt advice from the UK’s leading debt advice charity
Pension Advisory Service
This organisation provides information and guidance to members of the public on all pension matters, covering state, company, personal and stakeholder schemes.
You can also get help with problems, complaints or disputes with occupational or private pension arrangements.