Lightbulb moment

Guys

I'm new to this and to be honest I'm embarrassed to start posting. I've spent the last 10 yrs getting deeper and deeper in debt, and I reckon I owe about £140,000 at present. I can still meet the minimum payments, but after reading your posts I've now realised I have to deal with the situation, and right now. I've listed my debts, and prepared a budget which I've managed to stick to for a month (about a third of my usual spending). It'll take me years to get out of this, but I want to thank you for helping me get started.
Hopefully by posting here it'll help my resolve (my face is burning as I type!).

Thanks again

Crisis
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  • Go for it mate

    Good Luck
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    S tupid!!
  • You've taken the first mega-step in "coming out", Crisis. I take my hat off to you. Well done - I'm sure you will find much inspiration here over the months and years to come.
  • elona
    elona Posts: 11,806
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    There is nothing to be embarassed about - you have realised there is a problem and you have made a plan to solve it and have started to do so.

    You should be really pleased at how well you have done in a short time.

    Have you read the money diet and the advice to pay off the highest interest debts first if you can?
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  • Guys

    I'm new to this and to be honest I'm embarrassed to start posting. I've spent the last 10 yrs getting deeper and deeper in debt, and I reckon I owe about £140,000 at present. I can still meet the minimum payments, but after reading your posts I've now realised I have to deal with the situation, and right now. I've listed my debts, and prepared a budget which I've managed to stick to for a month (about a third of my usual spending). It'll take me years to get out of this, but I want to thank you for helping me get started.
    Hopefully by posting here it'll help my resolve (my face is burning as I type!).

    Thanks again

    Crisis


    Welcome bud, if u want to see if people can help u cut it down that little bit more i wud suggest that u post ur outgoings on here as well as ur income. Also look at trying to flog what u can on ebay, £140k is a shed load of debt to be in and u prob need to talk to someone bout it if not just to stir u crazy!!!

    mine is only a tiny debt comapred to urs but i am sure that the great people on here that have been in a more comparable position like urs will come along and help out!


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  • Magentasue
    Magentasue Posts: 4,229 Forumite
    Well that's the hardest part over! :j
  • bazzaang
    bazzaang Posts: 161
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    best of luck mate i have just recently had my light bulb moment but there is plenty of great people to support you

    Lots of great advice to be had as well

    Good luck mate
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  • Hi Crisis,

    If you want to post a SOA on here we will all be willing to throw our thoughts towards helping. There maybe something you missed, haven't considered!

    Take a look at this thread and post back here.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=107280

    And I know how you feel. When I first posted my debts I to felt embarrased, ashamed, stupid, but you are not the first and unfortunately you won't be the last.
  • Thanks folks; I have read the bit about paying off the highest interest bits first, and I'll try to do that. Unfortunately I don't think I would be accepted for any 0% cards, and I don't want to further damage my credit rating by applying.

    Crisis
  • Don't know if you've seen it before mate but this calculator is excellent.

    http://www.whatsthecost.co.uk/snowball.aspx
  • tee_pee_2
    tee_pee_2 Posts: 1,674 Forumite
    how very brave of you to go online and make that statement. You should be so proud of yourself. With all that debt though maybe you should have a clear out, get some of it on Loot. I have sold loads of stuff on there. Or maybe do a car boot.
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