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Consider these tips for managing your money to help you stop or cut back on gambling.
- Have someone trusted to help you with your day-to-day money management.
- Only carry a limited amount of money and avoid carrying bank or credit cards.
- Arrange with your bank to reduce your daily cash withdrawal limit from ATMs.
- Contact your bank to remove cash withdrawals on your credit card, and/or block gambling transactions on your credit and debit cards
- Cancel bank and credit cards or give them to someone you trust.
- Consider having two people as signatories on your bank accounts.
- Tell family and friends about your current situation and ask them not to lend you money.
- Pay bills by direct debit or cheque on the day you are paid or if possible, arrange for your payroll to make important payments like rent or mortgage.
- If dealing with other people’s money tempts you, avoid jobs where you handle cash.
- Avoid keeping large sums of money in the house.
- Consider paying some bills in advance or make regular payments towards water, gas and electricity bills.
- Consider something you would really enjoy and regularly put money away for it.
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