7th November 2023

Talking about money and our financial well-being can sometimes feel embarrassing, taboo, or even awkward, even though it’s a crucial part of our lives.

According to the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), around a quarter of UK adults have less than £100 in their savings account, with one in six people having no savings at all. They also found that found that four in every five people avoid discussing their finances with someone*.

That’s why Talk Money Week was launched by the MaPS, to address the need for improved financial education and awareness. This year, the event runs from 6 November to 10 November 2023.

We believe it's a great opportunity to encourage open conversations about building a healthy relationship with money and taking the first step towards financial confidence.

Tips on how to improve your financial confidence and get involved in Talk Money Week:

·         Talk to someone you trust: If you feel able to, speak to a family member or friend about your concerns. They may be able to offer advice, or you could set goals together.

·         Figure out your money goals: Do you have long-term or short-term goals and aspirations? It’s important to measure your success and celebrate your achievements.

·         Use resources: Take advantage of workshops, online articles, and books to enhance your knowledge.

·         Speak to a professional: If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to someone you know or you don’t know where to start, that’s okay. Financial advisers, including those here at National Friendly, can support you with any questions or concerns you may have.

How we can help

Did you know we have a sister company that can provide financial advice? At National Friendly Financial Solutions, we offer a telephone-based financial adviser service with diploma-qualified Independent Financial Advisers, who can help you make sense of your money.

We also provide a non-advisory comparison service to help you find the right solution for your needs. Our customers' best interests are always at the forefront of our thinking, and we're here to assist you in achieving your financial goals and aspirations.

We’re a friendly voice at the end of the phone. If you’d like to find out more about National Friendly Financial Solutions, get in touch with one of our financial advisers by calling 0333 014 6267 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, or email us at

Other resources

There are a number of free helplines and advisory services to contact if you find conversations around money difficult or overwhelming, it is important to reach out if you are struggling.

National Debtline - Call 0808 808 4000 Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9.30am to 1pm

Mental Health & Money Advice also offers information and advice on their website for anyone struggling with money because of mental illness, or whose financial situation is affecting their mental health. You don’t have to suffer alone.

* (February 2023)

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