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    • shangaijimmy
    • By shangaijimmy 13th Mar 15, 12:18 PM
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    shangaijimmy
    New Diarist - Attacking the Banks!
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    • 13th Mar 15, 12:18 PM
    New Diarist - Attacking the Banks! 13th Mar 15 at 12:18 PM
    Hi all,
    I've knocked about a bit off and on for the last few years and a bit more heavily in the last 4 months. I've threatened a diary, but also found an excuse not to. Excuses are now fully exhausted so here goes. Remortgage complete, which i'll detail later, bank accounts organised (again i'll discuss later), spreadsheets plentiful and i'm learning on the go with these.

    Overall goal - pay off in 10 years, so 120 payments
    Dream goal - pay off in 8 years, so 96 payment

    Targets
    March 2015 - Balance at start of diary - £136,000
    • Feb 2017 - End of Yr 2 Balance £109,000 (£27k reduction since diary began) - Actual £110,520 (£25.5k reduction since diary began)
    • June 2017 - £106,500 - Actual £106,378 (£122 ahead)
    • July 2017 - £105,400 - Actual £105,296 (£104 ahead)
    • Aug 2017 - £104,300 - Actual £103,922.28 (£378 ahead)
    • Sept 2017 - £103,200
    • Oct 2017 - £102,100
    • Nov 2017 - £101,000
    • Dec 2017 - £99,999
    • Jan 2018 - £98,700
    • Feb 2018 - End of Yr 3 Balance - £97,500 (£38,500 reduction during diary & MFW journey)
    Last edited by shangaijimmy; 03-09-2017 at 8:47 AM. Reason: Updated Goals
    MFW: Turning June 2036 into March 2023... 30//120 Payments Challenge, Diary Reduction £32,077.72
    Aug 2009: £163,051 // Current: £103,922.28 // Avg Daily Interest £4.67
    MFiT-T4 #8 - 47.86% of £41,000
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    • shangaijimmy
    • By shangaijimmy 1st Dec 16, 1:50 PM
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    Well flooring finally done in hall, so apart from tidying up we're done for 2017, yay!! It looks great and Mrs SJ is made up and likes our house again. Been off today so have got decorations out the loft and built the tree ready for Mrs SJ to dress it with the boys tonight.

    I've managed to do financial this afternoon so will post in next 10 mins. We didn't quite OP as much as id hoped but still an impressive amount.
    MFW: Turning June 2036 into March 2023... 30//120 Payments Challenge, Diary Reduction £32,077.72
    Aug 2009: £163,051 // Current: £103,922.28 // Avg Daily Interest £4.67
    MFiT-T4 #8 - 47.86% of £41,000
    • shangaijimmy
    • By shangaijimmy 1st Dec 16, 2:06 PM
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    shangaijimmy
    November Accounts
    This was our worst overpayment month for 2016 which is slightly disappointing, but with lots of house work going it hardly surprising. Still i am very pleased with progress, though not pleased with my lack of postings and diary readings!!

    Highlights
    Closing Balance - £113,533.22
    Total OP's - £505.17
    Net Reduction - £1,005.09
    Daily Interest - £6.19 (5p reduction)
    LTV - 51.37%

    In other money news i've hit the £1k profit mark on matched betting. I have no idea what to do with the money though!!
    MFW: Turning June 2036 into March 2023... 30//120 Payments Challenge, Diary Reduction £32,077.72
    Aug 2009: £163,051 // Current: £103,922.28 // Avg Daily Interest £4.67
    MFiT-T4 #8 - 47.86% of £41,000
    • debtfreeoneday
    • By debtfreeoneday 1st Dec 16, 2:46 PM
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    debtfreeoneday
    Well done on the MB!
    DFW (08/08) £64,346.53
    CC1 - GONE! ~~~ CC2 - GONE! ~~~ CC3 - £1263.18 ~~~ CC4 - £1050.00
    MFW (01/15) £118,031.21 £96,612.41
    • hiddenshadow
    • By hiddenshadow 2nd Dec 16, 10:57 AM
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    Well done on MB - I broke 1k at the year mark or thereabouts, so you're well ahead of me!
    MFW: Dec '13 £197,100 / Dec '14 £180,691 / Dec '15 £161,669 / Dec '16 £119,669 / Sept '17 ££107,383
    Payment 44/84 / 2017 MFW #56: £12,285/£20,000 61% / MFiT-T4 #15: £52,116/£90,000 57%
    • debtfreeoneday
    • By debtfreeoneday 29th Dec 16, 7:44 PM
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    Hope all OK SJ and you had a nice Christmas!
    DFW (08/08) £64,346.53
    CC1 - GONE! ~~~ CC2 - GONE! ~~~ CC3 - £1263.18 ~~~ CC4 - £1050.00
    MFW (01/15) £118,031.21 £96,612.41
    • Retro.Monkey90
    • By Retro.Monkey90 4th Jan 17, 2:11 PM
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    Hi SJ, hope you had a good Christmas and new year. I've been reading your diary over the last few months and only caught up now! It inspired me to finally make my own, especially those 1p TT! It is the TT that keep me going to be honest. You've done so well so far, keep it up
    Original Mortgage: £134k Sept 2044 Current Mortgage: £126k Neutral Oct 2039
    Ideal goal: TBC
    Bonus OPs made 2017: 7 total= £159.91
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    • A Frayed Knot
    • By A Frayed Knot 2nd Apr 17, 10:56 AM
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    A Frayed Knot
    This was our worst overpayment month for 2016 which is slightly disappointing, but with lots of house work going it hardly surprising. Still i am very pleased with progress, though not pleased with my lack of postings and diary readings!!

    In other money news i've hit the £1k profit mark on matched betting. I have no idea what to do with the money though!!
    Originally posted by shangaijimmy

    Just thought I would pop in - catch up with old friends - How's everything in SJ Towers ???
    Always have 00.00 at the end of your mortgage balance and one day it will all be 0's
    MFMarch 30 Re/M Oct 23 Target -Dec 19
    O/P's 2014/£4000, 2015/£6294.69,2016/£3186.80
    2017 £2422.71 + Phantom o/ps 2017 -£1367.81 so far
    • Moneyfordreams
    • By Moneyfordreams 2nd Apr 17, 5:15 PM
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    I've just said, Yay SJ's back then realised the lovely AFK was being thoughtful. hope all is good
    Mortgage Feb '13 £200000, end 2038. Aiming for before March 2025 (crunched to 2034)
    January 16 £182800 : minimum £360 OP but needs to be £600 to achieve 2025
    Current mortgage £159800
    h@lifax CC £4500 0% until May 2018.. will pay minimum for now, slow stooze
    xmas, chairs, hoover, computer and holiday [STRIKE}clothes[STRIKE] DD1 cc
    • debtfreeoneday
    • By debtfreeoneday 4th Apr 17, 8:42 AM
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    I think SJ's left us for the time being.. hope all is ok!
    DFW (08/08) £64,346.53
    CC1 - GONE! ~~~ CC2 - GONE! ~~~ CC3 - £1263.18 ~~~ CC4 - £1050.00
    MFW (01/15) £118,031.21 £96,612.41
    • A Frayed Knot
    • By A Frayed Knot 29th May 17, 6:59 PM
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    A Frayed Knot
    Just bumping this.

    Your name was mentioned re MB, as a few of us are looking for helpful hints and tips on how to understand MB.


    Hope everything's ok in SJ Towers.
    Always have 00.00 at the end of your mortgage balance and one day it will all be 0's
    MFMarch 30 Re/M Oct 23 Target -Dec 19
    O/P's 2014/£4000, 2015/£6294.69,2016/£3186.80
    2017 £2422.71 + Phantom o/ps 2017 -£1367.81 so far
    • lippy1923
    • By lippy1923 30th May 17, 6:51 PM
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    Ah man, I was hoping SJ was back when I saw this update. Hope everything is going ok.
    Total Mortgage OP £17,500
    House Value £250,000 Mortgage £93,703
    Emergency Fund £25,500

    • shangaijimmy
    • By shangaijimmy 14th Jun 17, 3:57 PM
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    Well I'm returning! Renewed, refreshed and reinvigorated...!

    Without making excuses Miss Baby SJ has been more time consuming than i imagined...Well that and DS2 starting school as well. Anyway we seem on an even keel again, so i'm hoping to pick up this diary again.

    As a snapshot i've still been OPing and we now stand at a balance of £107k. We remortgaged to 1.64% fix for 2yrs and our daily interest is now approx £4.70. We remain on course for MF in 7-8yrs, u less we can have some late acceleration and we may sneak in at 6-7.

    Anyway there i've done it and logged in and posted for the first time since 1st December 2016... So now i'll crack on with updating my signature, setting some new targets and hopefully posting some figures in the 3yr thread that i've also neglected.

    I'm sure none of you have really missed by ramblings, but it feels good to be back...!

    Oh and i will be catching up everyone else diaries!
    MFW: Turning June 2036 into March 2023... 30//120 Payments Challenge, Diary Reduction £32,077.72
    Aug 2009: £163,051 // Current: £103,922.28 // Avg Daily Interest £4.67
    MFiT-T4 #8 - 47.86% of £41,000
    • cookie9
    • By cookie9 14th Jun 17, 4:15 PM
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    Welcome back SJ
    MFW 91 op 2014 £410/1000
    MFW 91 op 2015 £4051/4000
    MFW 91 op 2016 £4040/4000
    MFW 91 op 2017 £812/4500
    • A Frayed Knot
    • By A Frayed Knot 14th Jun 17, 5:51 PM
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    A Frayed Knot
    Welcome back SJ
    Originally posted by cookie9

    2nd'd - We did miss your ramblings and updates, More than you know were on the lookout for your "ramblings" and expertise re MB, me included (still haven't mastered it)

    Good new deal/rate you got for 2 years. Well done
    Always have 00.00 at the end of your mortgage balance and one day it will all be 0's
    MFMarch 30 Re/M Oct 23 Target -Dec 19
    O/P's 2014/£4000, 2015/£6294.69,2016/£3186.80
    2017 £2422.71 + Phantom o/ps 2017 -£1367.81 so far
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 14th Jun 17, 6:07 PM
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    Welcome back SJ!
    MFW
    Mortgage 8.2.15 - £171,064.64 Mortgage 10.9.17 - £122,780
    Aiming to be MF 1.10.2020
    • Busy Mee1
    • By Busy Mee1 14th Jun 17, 6:30 PM
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    Hooray - you were missed !
    • CathT
    • By CathT 14th Jun 17, 10:55 PM
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    CathT
    Yay you're back! Missed your diary, good to see you posting. Final stretch until mortgage freedom now.
    August 2017 -
    part 1 - £79,967
    part 2 - £46,351
    Total - £126,318
    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 15th Jun 17, 6:46 AM
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    Good to see you back, I've missed your postings too. Glad all is well and that the mortgage figure is tumbling down
    • Moneyfordreams
    • By Moneyfordreams 15th Jun 17, 9:27 AM
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    Moneyfordreams
    yay , glad you're back
    • chumpy45
    • By chumpy45 15th Jun 17, 10:33 AM
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    chumpy45
    Great to see you back, I have missed your updates and adventures.
    Starting Mortgage 01.08.08 £171,209.24. Mortgage as at 01.09.15 - £54,780.04; 01.11.15 £49,577.04;01.03.16 £45,799.32; 01.08.16 £42,418.93; 01.10.16 £40,119.5 01.02.17 £36,584.00; 01.04.17 £34,694.71 09.06.17 £32,828.89 MFW Target date Sept 2017;
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