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    • There Is a Light
    • By There Is a Light 1st Apr 16, 9:22 AM
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    There Is a Light
    My "Out of the Rat Race" adventure.
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    • 1st Apr 16, 9:22 AM
    My "Out of the Rat Race" adventure. 1st Apr 16 at 9:22 AM
    As of yesterday I am totally Debt Free I also have a slight red wine head to show for it. There are some amazing people around these forums and my journey to debt freeness was made easier by reading inspirational diaries and also having the support of those who posted on my own DFD. So I have come to the conclusion that I need to stick around

    The aim of this diary is to focus my intentions of my (and Mr Light's) journey to Financial Independence within the next 5 years which includes paying off the mortgage and leaving our jobs for a frugal but free life at ages 49 (me) and 57 (Mr Light)

    The following posts will include strategies, musings, ramblings and whatever pops into my head
    "These things take time but I know that I'm the most inept that ever stepped"
    Save £12K in 2016 #150 £12858.59/£14200.00
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    • There Is a Light
    • By There Is a Light 8th Oct 16, 1:55 PM
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    There Is a Light
    Wow. You are on fire
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks Beanie, on fire with the FIRE pot
    "These things take time but I know that I'm the most inept that ever stepped"
    Save £12K in 2016 #150 £12858.59/£14200.00
    • There Is a Light
    • By There Is a Light 23rd Oct 16, 9:05 AM
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    There Is a Light
    Phew! Made it to half term.

    Lot's to update my diary with and some exciting news

    I have been on a mission selling stuff on £bay, Gumtr££ and FB selling. In total for October I have managed to clear £315 after fees and postage tis month so far These sales have literally been from our own stuff which has been gathering dust and unused for years in some cases.

    Last week I was inspired by some links to resellers (thanks Ellidee) so Mr Light and I popped to a local car boot sale to see if we could see any booty to resell for profit. Initial outlay of £10 and am hoping for a profit of around £40. Watch this space

    First @von order has gone well, over £200 in sales which will give me £40 in profit after initial admin fee and next brochures. Apparently nobody does @von at all in my village so will aim to build a customer base. I will actually be The @von lady!!

    I am really enjoying doing the whole selling thing and think it will most likely be my side hustle for when I reach FIRE.

    So what's the exciting news...........work agreed to my unpaid leave request
    "These things take time but I know that I'm the most inept that ever stepped"
    Save £12K in 2016 #150 £12858.59/£14200.00
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Dec 16, 6:11 PM
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    beanielou
    You have gone very quiet.
    Hope all well in your world.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 10th Dec 16, 9:30 PM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    ooooooooooooo I was hoping for an update

    Hope everything is ok lovely (Avon)Lady

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Saving all the money.............really I am !
    • There Is a Light
    • By There Is a Light 27th Jun 17, 4:34 PM
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    It's been a while since I have updated the state of play. I have had so much change over the last 6 months I am almost unrecognisable in many ways. There is one final piece of the puzzle which should be put in place by the end of the week then I shall return with a mega update.

    I hope that all is well with anyone who comes across this post
    "These things take time but I know that I'm the most inept that ever stepped"
    Save £12K in 2016 #150 £12858.59/£14200.00
    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 28th Jun 17, 8:01 AM
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    Pooky
    Looking forward to an update
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 28th Jun 17, 9:11 AM
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    beanielou
    Also looking forward to the update.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • There Is a Light
    • By There Is a Light 13th Jul 17, 11:32 AM
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    Hi Pooky and Beanie xx

    Unfortunately things didn't work out as I expected so I shall have to wait to update, probably the end of the month. Sorry to be so mysterious.
    "These things take time but I know that I'm the most inept that ever stepped"
    Save £12K in 2016 #150 £12858.59/£14200.00
    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 13th Jul 17, 2:08 PM
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    Pooky
    We'll let you off (for now)
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Jul 17, 5:21 PM
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    beanielou
    Only for now
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
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