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    • monz
    • By monz 16th Sep 14, 1:38 PM
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    Need to get myself together: The beginning
    • #1
    • 16th Sep 14, 1:38 PM
    Need to get myself together: The beginning 16th Sep 14 at 1:38 PM
    Hi all

    I am back. Short story, I was in this position before though holding a baby in my arms and his dad left us with a loan I got for him (I naively believed there was people after him) and such a bad overdraft. I managed to scrape it back and pay it all off and was on a high (figuratively) of being debt free.

    Four years on I have been left (no baby this time) and foolishly beleived this guy was decent. No need to tell me off or should have known better, believe me I am my own worst enemy.

    So now my debts are :

    £1,000 overdraft (hope to clear by Christmas or least by January)
    £200 odds Next (Yeah this is me I cannot blame anyone but myself here) I want it cleared by Christmas at least
    £5,000 loan ( I am mad I know for having got it for him and he "says"will help with this but will not hold my breath as he is already asking for more money - probably for the girl he left me for...) I hope to pay this back in 2.5 years not the 5 year plan I was given.


    Anyway, I am determined and I will not fail

    Also need to put money aside for America in May 2015. (£125 a month) and also 52 week challenge. The reason I am going to America is its my 30th and my mum and dad are paying for this.

    The first post is longer than I thought it would be I am so sorry!!

    Hopefully I will be back on track soon xx
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit £6,356.28/10,000
    mums xmas vouchers boots 50/50 sisters xmas vouchers topshop 30/30 Dads xmas voucher amazon (surveys) 30/30
    holiday - £402.62/1064.72
    Australia 2019 - /5000
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    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 13th Sep 17, 1:49 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    I got a 3 part £21 total one on Monday - it's taken me 1 hour 10 mins to do the first 2 parts but the 3rd part is longer apparently - I can cope with that for the reward

    I don't think it's picked up as much as I expected though! x
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    Mortgage - £161,000.00 (2017 O/P £2221.94) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £17,409.18/14,539.71
    • monz
    • By monz 13th Sep 17, 2:13 PM
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    monz
    oooo a 3 part one!!! would love that :P xx

    My VO is now at £3.40, hoping to get above £5 tomorrow x
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit £6,356.28/10,000
    mums xmas vouchers boots 50/50 sisters xmas vouchers topshop 30/30 Dads xmas voucher amazon (surveys) 30/30
    holiday - £402.62/1064.72
    Australia 2019 - /5000
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 13th Sep 17, 4:25 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Oh I got that one too kirsty!

    Super chuffed.

    Just spent all my survey money on my Granny's 90th birthday present so need to start replenishing so that will help.

    Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £1,980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 3lbs
    • monz
    • By monz 14th Sep 17, 9:10 AM
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    monz
    My PA is currently sitting at £19.80 nothing pending. Hoping I get evena 20p survey

    VO is at £3.40 hoping to get this £6 today.

    Also got some sad news last night. A friend of mine from uni who I talk to most days messaged me last night apologising not getting back to me about help regarding my sons bullying other day. She took her kids to school Monday morning and came back found her husband had ended his life. The poor woman has nothing to apologise. Going to pop round to hers after work in a loss for words, three kids (one a baby) just cant imagine her poor grief </3

    2 weeks to payday xx
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit £6,356.28/10,000
    mums xmas vouchers boots 50/50 sisters xmas vouchers topshop 30/30 Dads xmas voucher amazon (surveys) 30/30
    holiday - £402.62/1064.72
    Australia 2019 - /5000
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 14th Sep 17, 9:55 AM
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    Such a sad time for her, how lovely that you are going to offer support and a shoulder to cry on

    I just tried to cash out of OW for the first time after I got a 150 point survey but they said I violated terms and conditions and have had my account terminated how did you get on so well for so long with it?!
    £250/3000 OH BC(91.66% PAID)
    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: £250/31010.23 (99.19% paid)
    Mortgage - £161,000.00 (2017 O/P £2221.94) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £17,409.18/14,539.71
    • monz
    • By monz 14th Sep 17, 10:10 AM
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    monz
    omg email them demand why!!! I never ever had a problem with them, I only moved to Opinion Post due to them stopping doing the points on them. Thats not right!!!!!xx
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit £6,356.28/10,000
    mums xmas vouchers boots 50/50 sisters xmas vouchers topshop 30/30 Dads xmas voucher amazon (surveys) 30/30
    holiday - £402.62/1064.72
    Australia 2019 - /5000
    • misstara
    • By misstara 14th Sep 17, 10:27 AM
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    misstara
    So sorry to hear about your friends sad news, glad she's got you for support.

    Hoping you get a PA survey so you can cash out.
    Debt at LBM Jan 2014 £10458.09 Now £0
    New flat debt Jan 2017 £2302.75 Now £1349.50 (41.4% paid)
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    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 14th Sep 17, 10:39 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    omg email them demand why!!! I never ever had a problem with them, I only moved to Opinion Post due to them stopping doing the points on them. Thats not right!!!!!xx
    Originally posted by monz
    It's really wound me up, I sent a harsh email demanding to know what excuse they were going to come up with for scamming me. Probably a bit harsh but I was angry - I'd saved up 1700 points for this x
    £250/3000 OH BC(91.66% PAID)
    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: £250/31010.23 (99.19% paid)
    Mortgage - £161,000.00 (2017 O/P £2221.94) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £17,409.18/14,539.71
    • monz
    • By monz 14th Sep 17, 10:59 AM
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    monz
    no dont let them away with it!!! They have always been nice with me so let me know once you get a reply!!!xx
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit £6,356.28/10,000
    mums xmas vouchers boots 50/50 sisters xmas vouchers topshop 30/30 Dads xmas voucher amazon (surveys) 30/30
    holiday - £402.62/1064.72
    Australia 2019 - /5000
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 14th Sep 17, 12:10 PM
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    Also got some sad news last night. A friend of mine from uni who I talk to most days messaged me last night apologising not getting back to me about help regarding my sons bullying other day. She took her kids to school Monday morning and came back found her husband had ended his life. The poor woman has nothing to apologise. Going to pop round to hers after work in a loss for words, three kids (one a baby) just cant imagine her poor grief </3
    Originally posted by monz


    Your poor friend and her kids, he really must've been at rock bottom to consider doing something so drastic xx
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    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 14th Sep 17, 1:40 PM
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    Your poor friend can't imagine what she's going through xx
    NEXT TARGET HALIFAX CC WAS July 17 £3572.57 NOW £4781.47
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    • monz
    • By monz 15th Sep 17, 8:59 AM
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    Saw her last night. I brought them over a McDonalds for dinner and some colouring in books etc for kids. Words can not express how pained she is, its heart braking. Will be stopping by tomorrow will do a food shop, when she went to bathroom I checked kitchen and took note what shes needed and told her I will get these for her ( will not under any circumstance take money) , I would today after work but shes starting to plan his funeral and staying at her mums. I cannot fathom how hard this must be for her. She keeps saying she will do my head in asking about being a single parent but will never in slightest.

    my VO is at £5.15 will try above £7 today. Saw a holiday for Tenerife 10 days all inc £667 each for me and my son. Gonna try book this for next year its amazing price.

    Cashed out £20 from PA this will go to bank as I do need this.

    13 days until payday xx
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit £6,356.28/10,000
    mums xmas vouchers boots 50/50 sisters xmas vouchers topshop 30/30 Dads xmas voucher amazon (surveys) 30/30
    holiday - £402.62/1064.72
    Australia 2019 - /5000
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 17th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
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    Hiddenidenity
    Sorry to hear about you're friend

    Hope you've had a lovely weekend x
    • monz
    • By monz 21st Sep 17, 9:06 AM
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    Sorry I have not posted all week. I have been struck down the norovirus. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Lost 8 pounds in 3 days and I am quite small so its a lot for me. Abso dying with it.

    No updates for this. Not been well enough to do surveys or that 7 days to payday xx
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit £6,356.28/10,000
    mums xmas vouchers boots 50/50 sisters xmas vouchers topshop 30/30 Dads xmas voucher amazon (surveys) 30/30
    holiday - £402.62/1064.72
    Australia 2019 - /5000
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 21st Sep 17, 9:11 AM
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    What a lovely friend you are xx

    I hope you're feeling a bit better, drink plenty of fluids xxx
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    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 21st Sep 17, 11:26 AM
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    Hope you feel better soon Monz, norovirus is a vile thing!! xx
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    Mortgage - £161,000.00 (2017 O/P £2221.94) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £17,409.18/14,539.71
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 21st Sep 17, 12:00 PM
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    Oh no hope you're ok xx
    NEXT TARGET HALIFAX CC WAS July 17 £3572.57 NOW £4781.47
    POAMAYC 2011 £6382.66 POAMAYC 2012 £5000.78
    POAMAYC 2013 £3480.04 POAMAYC 2014 £4085.14
    POAMAYC 2015 £7565.24 POAMAYC 2016 £8000.90
    POAMAYC 2017 £6039.74 / £6000
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 22nd Sep 17, 10:38 PM
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    Hope you're feeling better x
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 25th Sep 17, 12:09 PM
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    Monz where are you.........hope you're feeling better my lovely xx
    NEXT TARGET HALIFAX CC WAS July 17 £3572.57 NOW £4781.47
    POAMAYC 2011 £6382.66 POAMAYC 2012 £5000.78
    POAMAYC 2013 £3480.04 POAMAYC 2014 £4085.14
    POAMAYC 2015 £7565.24 POAMAYC 2016 £8000.90
    POAMAYC 2017 £6039.74 / £6000
    • monz
    • By monz 26th Sep 17, 9:46 AM
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    Hi sorry I ended up in hospital with the norovirus and on a drip. It got the worst of me I am ok now though


    Better than ok I booked me and my sons holiday. A week in Majorca all inclusive me and my boy £1,064.72. I set up a direct debit to pay, but I will be throwing every penny to try get this done quicker like Abba does

    I know I am saving for our house and did dip into £100 savings but you know what me and my boy didnt go on holidays for years due to debt and me being depressed I want him to grow up with our holiday memorys. It has kids clubs, kids discos every night and entertainment after. All inclusive so wont need much spending

    2 days until payday but got so much to save for (esp now) and things like that

    Hope you are all well xx
    Debt (1/9/14) £6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house deposit £6,356.28/10,000
    mums xmas vouchers boots 50/50 sisters xmas vouchers topshop 30/30 Dads xmas voucher amazon (surveys) 30/30
    holiday - £402.62/1064.72
    Australia 2019 - /5000
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