Feeling the pinch? Wondering how you're going to make your money stretch? Help is at hand. BBC Radio Newcastle is running a series in conjunction with BBC Raw which will offer financial hints and tips that might ease the squeeze.
The economy might be floundering and the purse strings tied tighter than a Victorian lady's corset but it doesn't have to be the end of the world.
There are ways to eke out your wages, cut your debt and pay for those things you thought you'd never be able to afford again.
The BBC Raw Money website has all sorts of advice that might help:
Over the coming weeks BBC Radio Newcastle's midmorning show will be looking at a range of topics including credit cards, loans, budgets, planning a wedding, dealing with redundancy and more.
Jonathan Miles will be sharing both expert advice and listeners' experiences and tips.
Click on the links below to find out about each week's topic. More links will be added as the weeks progress.
last updated: 30/03/2009 at 12:36