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    • gregorypeck
    • By gregorypeck 30th Aug 16, 11:52 AM
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    If you had £100
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    • 30th Aug 16, 11:52 AM
    If you had £100 30th Aug 16 at 11:52 AM
    If you had £100, what would you do with it to improve things?
    Invest it?
    pay off a debt?
    Improve yourself by doing a course in a craft so you could develop and make and sell stuff?
    Gamble it / Spread bet?
    Buy wholesale goods and try resell to make a profit?

    Just wondered what people would do, I have Manageable debts but just want to turn some money around to speed things up.
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    • JustAboutThere
    • By JustAboutThere 12th Oct 16, 6:51 PM
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    £100.

    I paid that yesterday to a nominated charity appeal. A friend's child has just passed away to their life-limiting disease and this was their way of 'in memoriam'.

    It's money - I'll get more.

    They no longer have their child.

    My heart breaks for my friend and her family.
    • sleepymans
    • By sleepymans 12th Oct 16, 6:56 PM
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    Spend it on goodies at Christmas
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    • tealady
    • By tealady 13th Oct 16, 5:28 AM
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    £100 quid ?

    I'd go down the pub for the weekend !!!!
    Originally posted by sourcrates
    Really? It would take you that long? Must drink in some cheap pubs!
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    • lumpyspaceprincess
    • By lumpyspaceprincess 13th Oct 16, 8:58 AM
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    I'd get my new winter coat and some boots ahead of schedule. It's getting too chilly out for my current jacket!
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    • poppasmurf_bewdley
    • By poppasmurf_bewdley 13th Oct 16, 9:02 AM
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    I'd get my new winter coat and some boots ahead of schedule. It's getting too chilly out for my current jacket!
    Originally posted by lumpyspaceprincess
    Don't you have one from last year? Mine's at least four years old and has another four years left in it. And if that wears out there's the one from the 90's still in the wardrobe.

    This is the Money Saving Forum!
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    • tibawo
    • By tibawo 13th Oct 16, 9:10 AM
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    I like this thread. DD1 is raising money for an event for school. She has to raise circa £100. She started with doing chores for me to raise a £5. She is now upto £50 ish and has enough stuff for another stall so should hit the mark soon.


    Inspired by this I have looked into giving myself a challenge but splitting the money earned into reinvest, debts and treats. This way when i am at home i am keeping myself busy and reducing the amount of time i have to get anxious and depressed about my debts. This time of year is great for crafts.
    • lumpyspaceprincess
    • By lumpyspaceprincess 13th Oct 16, 10:17 AM
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    Don't you have one from last year? Mine's at least four years old and has another four years left in it. And if that wears out there's the one from the 90's still in the wardrobe.

    This is the Money Saving Forum!
    Originally posted by poppasmurf_bewdley

    I do, however I live in an old rented house with damp problems which we thought was under control, but it got covered in mould As for the boots, that's the joy of being a pedestrian / public transport user. Holy footwear!
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    • Helvetica Van Buren
    • By Helvetica Van Buren 13th Oct 16, 11:30 AM
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    I've got a £100 and I'm at a loss as what to do with it.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Oct 16, 1:23 PM
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    I've got a £100 and I'm at a loss as what to do with it.
    Originally posted by Helvetica Van Buren
    Give it to me??


    I guess it depends on how much debt you have and what your income is like.
    If you only had £100 left to pay then thats where it would go for me.

    However in this instance if I had £100 it would pay for a weekend away.
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    • Beautiful-Moose
    • By Beautiful-Moose 13th Oct 16, 3:33 PM
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    If I had £100 right now I would probably put it away in to the Xmas fund to spend on the boyfriend and family Xmas presents.

    Can't believe how quickly Xmas is coming!
    • DD265
    • By DD265 13th Oct 16, 4:14 PM
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    When I originally posted on this thread I said that in week 2 after pay day I'd be likely to bank it.

    That's still true this month because we may have some larger purchases coming up. I have a couple of hundred in my PayPal account, and rather than withdrawing that to pay against a credit card like I would normally, I'm letting it sit there for the time being until I know what's what expenditure wise.
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    • Houseplant26
    • By Houseplant26 18th Oct 16, 6:40 PM
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    Put it in my savings account. Be nice to have more than £25 in there.
    • katy_ann
    • By katy_ann 19th Oct 16, 9:31 AM
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    If I still had debts to pay I would put the £100 towards my debts, however at in my present circumstance I would be putting the £100 into my ISA for when I'm getting statutory maternity pay
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    • hohum
    • By hohum 19th Oct 16, 10:48 AM
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    Right now, as a windfall? Prob add to £75 credit card repayment this month (slightly concerned won't reach repayment before 0% period ends). The other £25 to make up the money I've set aside for someone to reattach our down pipe to gutter. It's a simple job but I don't fancy being up a ladder, and winter is coming.....
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