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The 'squeeze' families

Meet our panel of families charting how the squeeze on household incomes is affecting them.

They gave us their first instalment in July and we have been checking back with them every month to see what they are doing to make the most of their money, and if they are making any changes to their spending habits.

As the months have gone by, they have experimented with new ways to save some money and we have seen how their financial situation changes as they move home, change jobs, have babies and how the interest rate cuts have had an impact on their mortgages, savings and pensions.

Colin McCormick

Colin McCormick

| near Plymouth, Devon | Married with one child

Karen Norris

Karen Norris

| Peterhead, Scotland | Stay at home mum

Mary Ann Day

Mary Ann Day | Leeds | Divorced pensioner

Barrie Lester and his partner Natalie

Barrie Lester

|Bournemouth, Dorset | Lives with his girlfriend

Stuart Kidman

Stuart Kidman

| Oxfordshire| Proud new father

Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth

| Belfast N. Ireland | Lives with partner

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