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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
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    smallholdingsister's strivings
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    • 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
    smallholdingsister's strivings 10th Aug 15 at 11:39 AM
    Righto, so as Ed says later (ooh I can time travel!) One can't rebrand oneself on MSE. However...
    I do feel - and partly because of the experiences of another MFW who was getting somewhat robust criticism for not being hard core enough - that, well, I'm not nearly hardcore enough.
    So here I am. 43. Mortgage due to expire when I'm 55.
    I am going to try for getting rid of it by 50. Including a move to a smallholding as that's what I am aiming for (no s h i t!).
    I am planning a LOT of storecupboard challenges and a LOT of fiscal fasts.
    Here goes!
    Last edited by smallholdingsister; 10-08-2015 at 6:00 PM.
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    • greent
    • By greent 19th Apr 17, 8:21 PM
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    Whoop! Whoop! May this be the start of something good! xx
    Repaid mtge early (orig end 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 up: BTL Mtge 12/16 Bal £69786. 2017 OP target (18) £2000/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £457.00/£500 PAYDOX17 £9435/£10k Decluttered 721/2017 items
    • AlexLK
    • By AlexLK 19th Apr 17, 11:27 PM
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    So please to hear your news, Smallholding.

    NG, re. offers ... I would and the rest. We got our house for £55,000 less than the seller originally wanted.
    Savings 2017: £2000. 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.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 20th Apr 17, 10:12 AM
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    SHS, brilliant news! Snap their hands off!
    Retired August 2016

    Goal: earnings of £25k from new opportunities from September 2016 to December 2020 when my state pension kicks in.Save
    • Watty1
    • By Watty1 20th Apr 17, 10:14 AM
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    Wonderful news!
    Mortgage at start of diary Sept 2013: £132,995 Aug 2015 £0
    Overpaying next mortgage. £79,491 now £52963
    • Moneyfordreams
    • By Moneyfordreams 20th Apr 17, 5:59 PM
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    Wishing you lots of luck
    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 £162190
    Car loan finished oct 16
    h@lifax CC £4800 0% until May 2018.. will pay minimum for now, slow stooze
    xmas, chairs, hoover, computer and holiday clothes cc
    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 20th Apr 17, 8:43 PM
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    Great news
    PAYDBX 2017 #99 from 1/6 - £0.00/£10,000
    Total Owed £39,547.78 May '17 Total owed now £38,210.10
    Savings goal £500 - £325
    DFD - May 2021 goal June 2020
    • CathT
    • By CathT 21st Apr 17, 7:27 AM
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    This is brilliant news! So so happy for you.
    June 2010 £121,287
    May 2017 - part 1 - £81,782
    -part 2 - £46,814
    Total - £128,596
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 21st Apr 17, 5:03 PM
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    We are sale agreed!

    Onward purchase not quite but nearly sorted.
    • greent
    • By greent 21st Apr 17, 5:33 PM
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    We are sale agreed!

    Onward purchase not quite but nearly sorted.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Oh, shs, I am genuinely soooo pleased for you xx
    Repaid mtge early (orig end 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 up: BTL Mtge 12/16 Bal £69786. 2017 OP target (18) £2000/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £457.00/£500 PAYDOX17 £9435/£10k Decluttered 721/2017 items
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 21st Apr 17, 6:44 PM
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    FANTASTIC news

    Sending positive vibes for everything going well, it's been a long time coming and you deserve it

    Hope you are celebrating tonight
    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 5.5lb lost
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 21st Apr 17, 8:40 PM
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    Wow - it is all moving quickly! Yippee!
    NST May #18; NSD 16; Ex 14; craft 70; remove 304
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £1803/£4000; 2
    017 sell 30

    Mortgage £25,317 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • AlexLK
    • By AlexLK 21st Apr 17, 10:37 PM
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    Fantastic news.

    Have you been to see anywhere for yourself yet?
    Savings 2017: £2000. 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.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 22nd Apr 17, 4:11 AM
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    We have Alex and offer accepted (now to afford it!).
    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 22nd Apr 17, 7:22 AM
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    How exciting! That's brilliant news. Is new house nearer to field or have land attached?
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 22nd Apr 17, 7:33 AM
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    Hope you are sleeping ok?
    NST May #18; NSD 16; Ex 14; craft 70; remove 304
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £1803/£4000; 2
    017 sell 30

    Mortgage £25,317 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 22nd Apr 17, 8:12 AM
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    Nope. mocksted looming.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 22nd Apr 17, 9:15 AM
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    Brilliant SHS, I'm really pleased for you!

    How exciting! That's brilliant news. Is new house nearer to field or have land attached?
    Originally posted by EatingTheElephant
    This is the question I want answered too!

    When you're ready, no trouble
    Retired August 2016

    Goal: earnings of £25k from new opportunities from September 2016 to December 2020 when my state pension kicks in.Save
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 22nd Apr 17, 11:24 AM
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    Has land attached. Will be attempting to sell field today before resorting to agents.

    Earthie I have asked for your airbnb advice on faceache.
    • greent
    • By greent 22nd Apr 17, 12:52 PM
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    greent
    yeay!
    Repaid mtge early (orig end 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 up: BTL Mtge 12/16 Bal £69786. 2017 OP target (18) £2000/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £457.00/£500 PAYDOX17 £9435/£10k Decluttered 721/2017 items
    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 22nd Apr 17, 1:07 PM
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    I'm so excited for you, no more travelling to the field every day will be amazing!
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