This series of articles from Living Cheap helps provides a useful guide to how to live life on a low income. They are ideal for those of us living on benefits, although not all of the tips will help all of us. Living on a low income needs planning, and the ten tips will help you plan not just for the everyday, but also how to deal with financial emergencies.
'Number 2 - You're Not Alone
There will be those among you reading this now that have racked up huge amounts of debt, whether it be through credit cards, personal loans, student loans and mortgages etc and are simply looking for a way out. One of the things you need to realise is that you are one of many people doing the same thing and there are lots of people out there who have already gone through what you are about to and those people are more than willing to help you on your journey.
These people could be friends, family or even other people you have never met in person who are sharing their experiences online. Never give in to the feeling of hopelessness. There is always hope and there is always something else that can be done to get you out of your situation.'