January 17th, 2011

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#debtday

As you may know, I work for the CCCS (the Consumer Credit Counselling Service).

Today at work we're posting hourly updates of the number of calls we receive, and the total debt reported, as it happens. The numbers are staggering. Remember, this is just one day.

Current status:
9:10am: The first figures are through, with 71 calls from people with money worries, discussing £2,836,939 debt. This equates to around £40,000 debt reported in each call.

update: 10am - 164 calls from people with money worries, discussing £12,406,015 debt


Follow the running total on our blog, or on Twitter with the hashtag #debtday, or follow @moneyaware
beach

#debtday

As you may know, I work for the CCCS (the Consumer Credit Counselling Service).

Today the CCCS (the Consumer Credit Counselling Service) are posting hourly updates of the number of calls they receive, and the total debt reported, as it happens. The numbers are <i>staggering</i>. Remember, this is just <i>one</i> day.

Current status:<blockquote>9:10am: The first figures are through, with 71 calls from people with money worries, discussing £2,836,939 debt. This equates to around £40,000 debt reported in each call.</a>

Follow the running total on our blog, or on Twitter with the hashtag #debtday, or follow @moneyaware

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More presents arrived on Saturday for my birthday - made it feel like my birthday just kept going!

I got Engineering Infinity, by Charles Stross and The Road to Bedlam: Courts of the Feyre vol 2 by Mike Shevdon. Plus a copy of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit for the XBox, an awesome t-shirt from @darkbunnytees (the Inception one), and a notebook & fountain pen from my godmother, who in the last 40 years, has managed to remember my birthday... once? twice? :-D

We also had a big chinese takeaway on Friday night - our traditional "It's someone's birthday!" meal. Saturday was a roast pork dinner at K's parents' house, followed by some IT support for K's dad's laptop and shiny new netbook, then on Sunday we had a roast chicken dinner.

Mmm, I love roast dinners.

Salad for me for the rest of the week though! Am very full.
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#debtday

update:
Since 8am today the UK CCCS Helpline has taken 907 calls from people with money worries, discussing £58,311,376 debt.
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so, today was #debtday at work. Much twittering was had. Talk turned to music with @flamingjuneuk and instruments, the learning thereof.

So yeah. Now I want a guitar. We even tweeted about it, to see if any #Leeds people had a spare guitar they didn't want. After all *loads* of people start to learn the guitar...