“I wanted to know what the number was, and in some ways I wanted to feel it,” she adds. “I think it’s all the more real to know the exact position you’re in. From that you can draw a line and make a plan.”
Yasmine says she has been really surprised to discover how many people are struggling with debt in the UK after talking about it on her channel.
She got into debt when she was with her children’s father but has had to start budgeting since she became a single parent.
“Budget has changed my life completely for me,” she says. “I think having been in a long-term relationship with my children’s father, and with the fact that we both worked and had a reasonable income between us, was something I never had to think about.”