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    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 15th Apr 10, 11:02 PM
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    Pay off mortgage and start having fun!
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    • 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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    • pink poppy
    • By pink poppy 13th May 17, 4:29 PM
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    pink poppy
    I always think your diary should be called 'Pay off mortgage whilst having fun'
    MFW...
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    Making it happen...
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 13th May 17, 4:32 PM
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    Yes probably too much fun
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 14th May 17, 10:41 PM
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    Fantastic if expensive night out yesterday, paid for by dh though A friend of best friend's dh had booked 6 live bands to play for 12 hours in a pub nearby so we went there after dinner and it was great.

    Today I did suffer the consequences a little mind and all my weight watchers weekly bonus points are gone along with a couple of paracetamol

    We did go out this morning, the local antiques centre was hoisting a classic car show, so we popped over thinking it would be a dozen or so cars in the field next to it and it was massive, 100's and 100's of cars, if I'd known it would take a couple of hours to walk around I may not have gone with a hangover!

    Tomorrow we have a builder dad has used before coming to take a look at moving the bathroom and box room around, he will hopefully give us a quote for a downstairs extension, even a rough idea would be helpful as I have really no idea of costs.
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 16th May 17, 7:07 AM
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    I don't want to get out of bed today, I'm really tired and have work and then food shopping, then tonight is a girls night at the Indian restaurant around the corner for a cancer charity, tons of food and unlimited wine, not helpful being the second night out in less than a week and all my extra weightwatchers points are gone! I get 30 points a day and have made a 4 point breakfast and a 0point lunch for work today to balance it out.

    I've been think about to how to budget to live and what to do re the mortgage end date if we get an extension which looks fairly likely if it comes in at under £65k ish which hopefully it will.

    Currently we are scrapping by (or not !) on £500 pm as it ends next August, but taking out all of the offset and saving for the next 4 months would leave a balance of about £105,700 ish from memory, so I'm thinking of stretching it out to actual term end date of April 2022 and making that a standard direct debit payment, allowing £1000 to live off pm and oping anything left over which will hopefully knock a year more off.

    I have to allow more to live on as scrapping by on £500 might be feasible for the very short term but not for longer as the kids will want driving lessons, I want to have holidays during that time and I don't want life on hold in that respect, plus uni costs are still an unknown factor, ds1 doesn't not want to go he has said already he would prefer to try and get an apprenticeship, ds2 probably will go but on the higher budget we could probably scrape by and pay the living costs.
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • themadvix
    • By themadvix 17th May 17, 5:23 PM
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    We did go out this morning, the local antiques centre was hoisting a classic car show, so we popped over thinking it would be a dozen or so cars in the field next to it and it was massive, 100's and 100's of cars, if I'd known it would take a couple of hours to walk around I may not have gone with a hangover!
    Originally posted by newgirly
    I've done this before - after a wedding... where do all these cars come from? So many must spend most of their lives stuck in garages!

    That's a lovely offer from your Dad, NG, and hopefully will mean you stop looking at other houses I agree with Alex... you don't seem to want to pay this mortgage off! You know you don't need to leave if you've paid it off - it seems some people never leave!
    OPs 2017 = £2603/£10000
    S&S ISA = £300/£600
    OPs made 2016 = £6142.12
    Starting balance 2012: £132000; balance June 2017: £99,974
    MFW2017 no. 38
    • greent
    • By greent 17th May 17, 6:28 PM
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    greent
    You know you don't need to leave if you've paid it off - it seems some people never leave!
    Originally posted by themadvix
    I don't know what you mean......

    MFW board is one of *the* most friendliest places on MSE
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) Bal 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    Next: BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2017 OPs (#18) £3000/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £657.00/£500 PAYDOX17 £9887/£10k Decluttered 865/2017 items
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 17th May 17, 7:30 PM
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    I don't think I will ever leave the mfw board, mortgage free or not
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • AlexLK
    • By AlexLK 17th May 17, 9:38 PM
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    Far too many old cars spend their lives sat rotting in garages, themadvix.
    Money saved 2017: £3330. Overpayments 2017: £500.
    Saved £11,000 in 2015, £9,800 in 2016.
    From £32,000 in debt on 2/9/2013 to debt free on 12/1/2015.
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 19th May 17, 7:04 AM
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    Weigh in day last night, after feeling like I really hadn't lost anything it showed a loss of 5&1/2 pounds so happy with that 24 left to lose.

    Still no quote from the first builder that has come over, I have another one in mind to book in a visit too, best friend's parents have just had something similar built so I'll pop round to see theirs first.
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • Firegirl
    • By Firegirl 21st May 17, 6:23 PM
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    Firegirl
    5 and a half pounds!!!!!! Well done!!!!
    Mortgage balance Feb 2015 start of MFW Journey-£245316.06/Aim to be mortgage neutral 2022
    Current Mortgage Balance £201695
    Target for May 2018 - Somewhere inbetween 2 figures below!!
    19 Year Target Balance MF55= £205, 020
    14 Year Target Balance MF50= £191, 314
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 21st May 17, 7:08 PM
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    Thanks firegirl!

    I've set a new budget based on us spending £60k on the extension, we may have a problem as we need to build over a main drain in the garden, if we are allowed we will have to get pp as it will take us over the 3m permitted, if not the extension will be about 2m so I'm not sure it's worth it, although the change of use would make a big difference allowing is to have a downstairs loo and a nice big family room/kitchen. Just wish they would hurry up with the quote!

    Official end date is April 2022 so if we empty the offset and add to it for a few more months the new mortgage outstanding balance will be £105, 750 still a heck of a lot less than moving and we won't have a lot left to do in the house except cosmetic stuff and windows.

    I can't bear the fact we won't have an end date near the boys 18th's anymore so thought I'd set a standard direct debit to finish 9months early July 2021 which will be their 21st's I've also allowed a much bigger budget to live on until then £1000 pm, this is to allow for extra expenses with uni and driving lessons as and when, Any surplus will go to ops or premium bonds, I'm also putting a little surplus left pm and the child benefit into bonds (that will stop next year so I don't want to use it in the budget anymore.) As well as the top budget of £60k I've allowed some for perhaps a short break with the kids I feel I can get them to go! They have a few days off in June that other schools and colleges don't so I'm hoping to find a last minute cheap deal somewhere.

    Hopefully we can still slim the term down a bit more along the way, it will be doing it a bit in reverse really, instead of setting a tight budget and trying not to go over it , we will have a lot more flexibility and will op whatever we don't spend

    Weightwatchers going ok, already used my weekly points and went over again last night drinking a bottle of champagne with dd whilst watching dr.who that I won in a raffle at the charity night Tuesday, a bit decadent but very enjoyable, I've been very good today though and will come in under my allowance
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • greent
    • By greent 22nd May 17, 1:35 PM
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    greent
    Well done on the weight loss, ng x
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) Bal 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    Next: BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2017 OPs (#18) £3000/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £657.00/£500 PAYDOX17 £9887/£10k Decluttered 865/2017 items
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 22nd May 17, 9:21 PM
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    Cheers greent, it's not easy at the moment, I'm now in bed as I can't trust that I won't eat some toast

    Posted off an eBay parcel today bought a couple of "chip" beauty and he beast mugs the other day for £5 each (limit of 2 sadly) gave Dd one and sold the other for £19 plus postage spent the money already on a couple of pairs of shorts for the boys.

    Doing WW is not cheap as I am eating a lot of salad, berries and apples. Since when did decent apples cost so much? I usually just buy whatever is on offer, most usually get chucked to be honest, now I'm buying get posh stuff they are not though
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 23rd May 17, 6:45 AM
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    Wish I had not put the tv on today to see the news before work It's terrifying that nowhere is safe, my heart goes out to those poor families.
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • AlexLK
    • By AlexLK 24th May 17, 11:48 PM
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    I wouldn't classify salad, berries and apples as expensive food. Well, I suppose if you're buying berries from the supermarket they are somewhat expensive for what they are. However, you're doing really well with the weight loss.

    I'd like to think I eat a well balanced diet and do not overindulge too often. I do think a lot is your attitude to food. My father has a bit of a strange relationship with food; if he speaks to someone in the afternoon (informal, drawing room type conversation) he will have a slice of cake and a cup of tea, expecting his companions to also indulge. The cup of tea and slice of cake play some social significance to him as he won't partake if the meeting is business related. I do wonder if you need to think as much about your relationship to food as you do about what you're eating?
    Money saved 2017: £3330. Overpayments 2017: £500.
    Saved £11,000 in 2015, £9,800 in 2016.
    From £32,000 in debt on 2/9/2013 to debt free on 12/1/2015.
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 25th May 17, 7:25 AM
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    Perhaps that's a generational thing, my gran used to put a little side plate out with biscuits on if she had guests

    You are right Alex, although my weight has crept on due to me not bothering to make time for me. I will cook meals for the kids and dh, and not make a proper meal for me, which means eating snacks instead.

    Our dog was poorly yesterday, tried a new vet very close by that's just opened, £19.99 consultation fee plus medication, lovely friendly staff and saw me straight away, a big improvement on our usual rip off vet. When she needed an operation a few years ago they wouldn't give me a price over the phone AFTER she had it done "people don't usually ask for the cost" apparently!
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • AlexLK
    • By AlexLK 25th May 17, 9:57 PM
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    Re. the biscuits, that's a "second cup of tea of the day" thing with my parents.

    I cannot understand not making food you want to eat for you, NG. It's not healthy. However, I can see how it has perhaps become as it has due to you eating a different diet to the rest of your family.

    Re. your dog and the rip off vet. Hope your dog is getting better now.
    Money saved 2017: £3330. Overpayments 2017: £500.
    Saved £11,000 in 2015, £9,800 in 2016.
    From £32,000 in debt on 2/9/2013 to debt free on 12/1/2015.
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 26th May 17, 6:43 AM
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    Dog seems better thanks Alex, although hot weather has not helped her I'm sure

    2lb off this week it felt like it should have been 10lb off as I've been so good Its best friend's mum's 70th party next week so I Might try on some of the Lindy bop dresses I bought last year that are too small, I don't want to buy something new really.

    Pay day was weds and I've still not done the money shuffle
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 26th May 17, 9:17 PM
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    It's been a horrid day, the dog seemed worse this morning so I took her back to the vets and she had some blood tests and it's either a liver infection or liver cancer (but very late stage ) as she has enlarged lymph nodes on her neck which also happens with the an infection. I am shocked at how quick she has become ill. She has been on a drip all day and is on antibiotics, either she will rally quite quickly when they kick in or not , in which case it's the worse scenario

    She is back home and has eaten a tiny amount tonight which is a good sign, it's a case of fingers crossed now.
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £10,784 paid so far

    Mortgage £49,452 4 years 10 months left. Total owed £69,512 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weightwatchers target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 8.5lb lost
    • AlexLK
    • By AlexLK 26th May 17, 10:25 PM
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    AlexLK
    Really hope she makes a recovery.
    Money saved 2017: £3330. Overpayments 2017: £500.
    Saved £11,000 in 2015, £9,800 in 2016.
    From £32,000 in debt on 2/9/2013 to debt free on 12/1/2015.
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