Vital advice on money and finances thanks to Asda and StepChange

Throughout Talk Money Week Asda Money launched a series of webinars as part of their financial advice event in association with StepChange.

Every lunchtime of Talk Money Week, Asda Money released a different talk covering an important money related topic with expert speakers on Asda’s YouTube channel – all of the five talks are available to watch back now.

What’s on the Lunch Money agenda?

  • Episode 1Money at home

How to talk to your loved ones about finances, and what is economic abuse?

Featuring: Andy Shaw, Debt Advice Policy Officer from StepChange and Jasbinder Kaur, Training Officer from Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA).

  • Episode 2The work-money balance

What employers can do to support employee financial wellbeing.

Featuring: Andy Shaw, Debt Advice Policy Officer from StepChange and Jenny Wright, Regional Manager from Money and Pension Service (MaPS).

  • Episode 3Back to school

Teaching children and young people about money.

Featuring: Andy Shaw, Debt Advice Policy Officer from StepChange and Jenny Wright, Regional Manager from Money and Pension Service (MaPS).

  • Episode 4Health, wellbeing & financial freedom

The connection between money and health .

Featuring: Andy Shaw, Debt Advice Policy Officer from StepChange and Rhiannon Long, Senior Editorial Officer from Mind.

  • Episode 5Managing household finances

Staying on top of household bills and understanding money pitfalls.

Featuring Andy Shaw, Debt Advice Policy Officer from StepChange.

Talk Money Week is an annual campaign, run by The Money and Pensions Service, to get the nation talking about money, this year the theme is ‘money secrets’.

The Money and Pensions Service found in a recent study that 55 per cent of people don’t feel comfortable opening up to others when they have financial worries, despite 48 per cent admitting they have regularly worried about money recently.

Katie Walley, Senior Director at Asda Money commented, “This Talk Money Week, Asda Money wanted to help break these taboo subjects, especially as we understand that many people, including some of our customers, will face financial difficulties this winter due to current economic events.”

“Our webinars will provide real practical advice from experts on important topics, ranging from educating young people on money to managing household bills. We hope that through our Lunch Money event we can help encourage people to manage their finances and seek debt advice when they need it.”

Andy Shaw, Debt Advice Policy Officer at StepChange also commented “Whether it’s sharing budgeting tips with friends, or discussing household bills with someone your family, having a good relationship with your finances starts with being able to talk about them. Our clients often tell us they wish they’d got in contact with us sooner, which is why this Talk Money Week we wanted to get the conversation around debt and finances started, so people feel more equipped to speak up and seek help when they need it. “

If you are interested in watching any of the sessions from the Lunch Money event, you can watch them on Asda’s YouTube channel here.