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    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 15th Apr 10, 11:02 PM
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    newgirly
    Pay off mortgage and start having fun!
    • #1
    • 15th Apr 10, 11:02 PM
    Pay off mortgage and start having fun! 15th Apr 10 at 11:02 PM
    I have been reading other peoples posts for a while,trying to get myself in the right frame of mind to start overpaying on the mortage.DH and I have a house worth about £220,000 with a mortgage of £159,000 although we only paid £120,000 for it (£93,000 mortgage) to start. So as you can see we have been not so great in the past! Last year we also owed about £20,000 on credit cards which is now down to £10,000. I really want to get rid of the mortgage before our youngest turn 18, the twins are nearly 10 now. So any words of encouragement would be great, I need keeping on the straight and narrow.

    Xmas paid for by saving £1 a day minimum in a sealed tin, plus homemade/sale stuff.
    Birthdays now in monthly budget, plus extra vouchers earned

    I am taking part in the earn £2012 in 2012 challenge on the up your income board, so whatever earned from that will be split between op's and holidays fingers crossed.

    Budget from may 2012 onwards:

    income.................2092.00
    child benefit..........188.60
    child tax cr..............0 no longer!
    total....................£2280.60

    mobiles x 2...........32.00
    tv licence..............12.37
    elec/gas................140.00
    water....................60.00
    council tax............125.83
    home insurance.......11.83
    pension..................21.90
    life ins....................15.17
    sky ........................21.00
    car tax....................15.83
    car ins.....................22.00
    car maintenance.........8.33
    petrol.......................60.00

    school dinners............48.00 (1 dinner/1 bacon sarnie each pw)
    pocket money.............20.00
    clothes.......................30.00
    birthdays....................50.00

    grocery.......................250.00
    (food/pets/cleaning)
    DH's money.................100.00
    0%cc ................................32.35
    mortgage interest.........425.00
    mortage overpayment....778.39


    money in: £2280.60
    money out:£2280.60







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    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 10th Feb 18, 7:30 PM
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    newgirly
    She wrote some of her novels there didn't she? They do a murder mystery dinner it says online, not my usual cup of tea but I imagine it's the perfect location.

    A terrible tragedy has happened, I am very lucky to have received four bunches of flowers this week (from dh, best friend, mil and the guy from work who's party I organised, it's not a usual occourence!) so I didn't have enough vases, went to mum's and borrowed a couple along with a bottle of wine as it's cold and wet to go out and smashed a vase and worse still - the wine, on the way home. The boot stinks of merlot now.

    We are off to york next month to help kit the flat out, however my mum has decided it's not worth cleaning it all up and putting all the new bedclothes on for one night then having to change them, so they want to stay in a hotel They want to treat us to the hotel so i may say yes as a birthday present. That is just so them , buy a flat, renovate it to use as a holiday home, stay in a hotel
    MFW 21
    Target for 2018 £40k/£7,386.01 paid so far

    Mortgage £40,818 4yrs 3mths left. Total owed £54,603.99 plan to clear in 14 months
    Weight loss target 2018- 21lb /4.5 lost
    • Kittenkirst
    • By Kittenkirst 11th Feb 18, 8:04 AM
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    Kittenkirst
    Oh man- not the wine?!?

    You did make me chuckle about the flat & hotel!!
    2018 MFW #20 - OP £669.60/ £3000 22% Jan: £417.42 Feb: £252.18

    Emergency fund £4K/ £6k
    Mortgage Oct '16 £170.995 LTV 90% end: Nov 2041
    Overpayments 2016 £255.50 2017 £2600.40
    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 11th Feb 18, 8:08 AM
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    JAMIEDODGER
    Boo to the loss of wine, Yay to the night in a hotel
    #82 12k in 2018 - £1603.62/£12000 - 13.36%
    House Deposit Fund £2000.00/£50000 - 4.00%
    Travel Fund £42.01/£2500 - 1.68%
    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 11th Feb 18, 8:23 AM
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    XSpender
    Hope you can get the wine stink out. I dumped a bag and a bottle of wine on my bed once before going out and it rolled off and smashed on the carpet during the night. It took me ages to get rid of the smell and that was a bottle of white.

    How lovely to receive all those flowers.
    Action Plan Part 1 - Clear First 3 Balances
    Target Debt Lloyds (Me) Part 1 £666.22/£510.80
    Target Debt Virgin (Me) Part 1 £1176.49/£652
    Target Debt Virgin (Me) Part 2 £1038/£1038

    Big black hole of debt - £53,515.15 @ 16.12.17 £53,997.55 @ 31.01.18
    • CathT
    • By CathT 11th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
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    CathT
    The York hotel story is amusing.

    Your post about your house struck a chord with me as we had that dilemma here for years until we finally took the plunge to extend. We are now perfectly happy here and don!!!8217;t consider moving. My stress over secondary schools has reduced as we are not in the right catchment area for the best schools but they do operate a bus from ny our house. For us it was definitely worth extending but our children were 8 and 5 when we did it. Will the house feel too big once your children have moved on? Could you renovate/rejig the space for much less?
    Feb 2018 -
    part 1 - £78,989
    part 2 - £45,748
    Total - £124,737
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 11th Feb 18, 10:50 AM
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    Oh dear xspender

    The wine was In the boot and it's a saloon so hopefully it won't filter through too much

    Hi cath, we debated over the loft room for years due to the then stamp duty threshold, it was the best thing we did.

    Our house currently (in places) is shabby, all the flooring is very old laminate down stairs and is coming up in places, the kitchen is an old b and q value one dh fitted when we moved in. The conservatory was also a cheap one built by dh and a builder for about £3k fifteen years ago.

    My main worries are :

    Downstairs toilet , no room for this except by bricking up the front and losing lots of light and space in the hall

    Kitchen, paying to have a new one and then extending later thus wasting money

    Conservatory- needing replacing in the future, would be a waste of money as I don't like them and would replace with some form of extension

    However except the conservatory being cold, the space works how it is, its big enough that we have a 12 seat size table that can be pulled out to even bigger.

    It the long term cost implications of the conservatory being replaced I guess that's the main issue.

    I don't know!
    MFW 21
    Target for 2018 £40k/£7,386.01 paid so far

    Mortgage £40,818 4yrs 3mths left. Total owed £54,603.99 plan to clear in 14 months
    Weight loss target 2018- 21lb /4.5 lost
    • Goldiegirl
    • By Goldiegirl 11th Feb 18, 4:25 PM
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    Goldiegirl
    I was pleased to see you had some cruises on your to do list!
    Early retired - 18th December 2014
    If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 11th Feb 18, 5:47 PM
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    newgirly
    But of course GG
    MFW 21
    Target for 2018 £40k/£7,386.01 paid so far

    Mortgage £40,818 4yrs 3mths left. Total owed £54,603.99 plan to clear in 14 months
    Weight loss target 2018- 21lb /4.5 lost
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 14th Feb 18, 7:09 AM
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    Supposed to be on my way to work in a minute but can't seem to get out of bed, it's freezing!

    No romantic plans for Valentine's Day, it's the anniversary of when we lost our first Dd so we will leave work early and take some flowers. Not going out tonight so I bought dh some "posh" aldi steak and claret pies for dinner, the kids and dds boyfriend have aldi valentines pink smarties each- not for dinner of course , ds1 says it's weird buying your kids stuff on Valentine's Day but I've not always bought them chocolate of some sort, he doesn't have to eat them

    Pancake day as hard work 75 mins after work cooking a huge stack (bearing in mind I can't eat any on my diet!) the two boys had 1 each and were doing to eat some later, until I found dd and her boyfriend upstairs working their way through the whole lot dh not pleased when he got in, they must have had over 20 how can my dd be such a piglet when she is a size 6/8?
    MFW 21
    Target for 2018 £40k/£7,386.01 paid so far

    Mortgage £40,818 4yrs 3mths left. Total owed £54,603.99 plan to clear in 14 months
    Weight loss target 2018- 21lb /4.5 lost
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 14th Feb 18, 8:04 AM
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    Thinking of you today NG. x
    • try harder
    • By try harder 14th Feb 18, 8:30 AM
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    try harder
    And me too ,lots of hugs.
    • edinburgher
    • By edinburgher 14th Feb 18, 8:57 AM
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    edinburgher
    What a sad coincidence NG - thinking of you and DH today
    • greent
    • By greent 14th Feb 18, 6:45 PM
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    greent
    Big (((hugs))) for you, ng xx
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2018 OPs (#18) £36.39/£4000
    Net sales 2018 £20.45/£1000 PAYDOX18 (#15) £1429.16/£18694.38 Decluttered 273/2018 items
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 14th Feb 18, 8:26 PM
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    newgirly
    That's very kind thanks, it feels like it's been a really long day although it's still early, so I'm off to bed
    MFW 21
    Target for 2018 £40k/£7,386.01 paid so far

    Mortgage £40,818 4yrs 3mths left. Total owed £54,603.99 plan to clear in 14 months
    Weight loss target 2018- 21lb /4.5 lost
    • themadvix
    • By themadvix 15th Feb 18, 9:25 AM
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    Sorry to hear that Valentine's is always a sad day for you NG. Hope you were gentle on yourself (and are today too).
    OPs 2017 = £3103
    S&S ISA 2017 = £626
    OPs 2016 = £6142.12
    Starting balance 2012: £132000; balance Dec 2017: £96,822
    MFW2017 no. 38
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 15th Feb 18, 9:39 AM
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    Thanks vix

    Day at home planned today, tons of washing and cleaning to do (and lots of internet mooching!) going to see fifty shades with best friend, Dd and her stepdaughter tonight, not my cup of tea but I have been told I must go

    Hanging in there with the budget so far, approx £65 left but i need to pay for Nando's for Dd and I tonight before the film. Unless I've missed something it's not going to last until march!
    MFW 21
    Target for 2018 £40k/£7,386.01 paid so far

    Mortgage £40,818 4yrs 3mths left. Total owed £54,603.99 plan to clear in 14 months
    Weight loss target 2018- 21lb /4.5 lost
    • CathT
    • By CathT 15th Feb 18, 11:50 AM
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    CathT
    I'm supposed to be being productive but still on here
    Feb 2018 -
    part 1 - £78,989
    part 2 - £45,748
    Total - £124,737
    • edinburgher
    • By edinburgher 15th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
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    edinburgher
    Shhh - me too
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 15th Feb 18, 12:10 PM
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    newgirly
    Feel free too hang out here whilst pretending to be productive
    MFW 21
    Target for 2018 £40k/£7,386.01 paid so far

    Mortgage £40,818 4yrs 3mths left. Total owed £54,603.99 plan to clear in 14 months
    Weight loss target 2018- 21lb /4.5 lost
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 15th Feb 18, 1:40 PM
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    wishingthemortgaheaway
    Ooh I'm hanging out here too (whilst watching the olympics and trying to 'create' money just by fiddling with ynab)
    The 100 payment countdown (each payment = £400) 2018 Starts at 13/100 o/s £34,750.
    Jan 18 14/100 o/s £34,400
    Term Mortgage free date: October 2029 Current mortgage free date: April 2025 March 2025
    MFW 2018 Challenge Member #162 £124.36/£2,500
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