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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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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 10th Sep 17, 10:13 PM
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    Wow, it's a lot, but its the full package, isn't it.

    What's the plan?
    Retired August 2016
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 11th Sep 17, 8:03 AM
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    Ouch! For normal folk that's a huge mortgage but not for an experienced mfw'er, you will get that down in no time and we will cheer you on
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £14,264 paid so far

    Mortgage £47,330 4 years 8 months left. Total owed £63,993 planning to clear in 24 months
    WW target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 16.5lb lost.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Sep 17, 6:19 PM
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    The plan is...airbnb plus livery to start with.
    • katep23
    • By katep23 11th Sep 17, 8:51 PM
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    I love our new house. Confession time. Our mortgage is now 329 k.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Not much less here, I feel your pain

    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 12th Sep 17, 7:34 AM
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    I love our new house. Confession time. Our mortgage is now 329 k.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    I love my new house too and our mortgage is in the high 200s. It's good that you have other income streams to help bring it down.
    PAYDBX 2017 #99 from 4/5 - £2664.28/£10,000 26.6%
    Total Owed £39,547.78 May '17 Total owed July 17 £36883.50 Savings goal £1000 EF - £400
    DFD - May 2021 goal Feb 2020
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 12th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    Airbnb and livery sounds great, SHS - multiple income streams are wonderful things. Good for you xx
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    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 12th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
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    How is term going for you all?
    NST Sept scrimper #2; NSD 9; Ex 7; craft 212; remove 510
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £2883/£4050; 2
    017 sell 110

    Mortgage £24,331 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 12th Sep 17, 9:35 PM
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    Good thanks. Manic. It's like you look up and a month has passed.
    • FloppyDisk
    • By FloppyDisk 13th Sep 17, 8:35 AM
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    What is the hacking like nearby? Could you do horsey b&b? £10 a stable per night on top of airbnb?
    MFW July 2012 £139,642 /
    Sept 2017 £112,174
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 13th Sep 17, 6:36 PM
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    Yep. Deffo. We have bridlepaths into a forest.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 14th Sep 17, 10:52 AM
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    It sounds absolutely fantastic, SHS - I know you're mad busy, but it would be seriously remunerative, and help that mortgage downwards no end
    Retired August 2016
    • Secret Saving Squirrel
    • By Secret Saving Squirrel 15th Sep 17, 4:34 PM
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    It does sound huge but it will soon come down. You bought the place knowing that you would have other income streams from it, so it will all work out. And it will be a lot of fun, forever! Well done on going for what you really want rather than just playing it safe.
    Paid off mortgage nine years early in 2013. Now picking and choosing our work to fit in with the rest of our lives!
    Still thrifty though, after all these years
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 15th Sep 17, 6:28 PM
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    Ha. Thanks both.

    I have a new hobby. Singing "Bat out of hell" along with DD1 as she plays it on the piano. AGAINST her wishes.
    • greent
    • By greent 15th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
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    It does sound like a fab place, shs
    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) £4151/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £1152.39/£500 PAYDOX17 £11333/£10k Decluttered 1515/2017 items
    • CathT
    • By CathT 15th Sep 17, 7:05 PM
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    It does sound huge but it will soon come down. You bought the place knowing that you would have other income streams from it, so it will all work out. And it will be a lot of fun, forever! Well done on going for what you really want rather than just playing it safe.
    Originally posted by Secret Saving Squirrel
    THIS!

    That figure will tumble SHS. Looking forward to all your plans becoming a reality.
    August 2017 -
    part 1 - £79,967
    part 2 - £46,351
    Total - £126,318
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 16th Sep 17, 11:27 AM
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    I love our new house. Confession time. Our mortgage is now 329 k.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    It'll come down soon enough! Ours is insanely large as well but you just have to keep chipping away at it.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 16th Sep 17, 1:38 PM
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    Thanks. I hope so!

    Breakthrough! DD1 has allowed me to sing!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 16th Sep 17, 5:56 PM
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    Rant alert!

    Just looking to see when the live shows start for strictly and they mention "Reverend Richard Coles". Is it me or is his title "The Reverend Richard Coles"?

    Even the beeb now?!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 17th Sep 17, 8:24 AM
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    Hmmmnnn. What do you do if a person doesn't collect a "collect only" ebay item?

    I have reminded them once (said her courier would be in touch asap, but nothing).
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 17th Sep 17, 10:54 AM
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    I'm guessing eventually if they challenge it eBay will refund? Does eBay give a maximum on how long you have to store it?

    Success on the singing!
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