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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • Seeing as I've only got £14,393 worth of debt it's only fair that I clear it off and make £607 worth of savings to make up the £15k, as I really want that hat!!! :D
    First to £15k hat challenge!
    Debt £14,393 / £10.49
    Savings £607 / £0
    That hat is mine!!!
  • CAFCGirlCAFCGirl Forumite
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    Oh.... it will be the most rocking paper hat you have any seen...

    I'll even ask Martin to sign it xx
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  • Doodledo reporting for duty :D

    I desperately need to increase my income so maybe we can use this thread to share all our money making schemes as well :D

    Do you think we should try and set a target date too or am I pushing it a bit lol
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  • CAFCGirl wrote: »
    Oh.... it will be the most rocking paper hat you have any seen...

    I'll even ask Martin to sign it xx

    Wonder how much that'll get on ebay?!?! ;)
    First to £15k hat challenge!
    Debt £14,393 / £10.49
    Savings £607 / £0
    That hat is mine!!!
  • CAFCGirlCAFCGirl Forumite
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    I did wonder about a date but I think getting it done as soon as possible suits must LOL

    I'd love it gone by Xmas 2009 but that means payying 1k a month.... now I can manage about £650, not sure where I can find the other £350 YET! but maybe we could use that as vague date aim?


    And maybe the paper hat could be answer to it all, reckon I could get 15k for it?lol

    So far my ideas have been to control my food spend and then spend the savings from my budget there on overpaying the debt.
    One income, home educating family life
    Fashion On The Ration Coupons 2019 46\66 Excess Spent 28/2/2020 YARN
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  • PurplerosesPurpleroses Forumite
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    not joining in as i only(!) have about £5k to clear but wanna wish you all good luck and i'll be lurking too :D
  • Hi

    This is great, such a good motivator, I'm determined to pay off mine first!!!

    I have 5 credit cards with the debts on, one only has about £100, one has £1,000 at 0% for another 5 months, one has £2,600 at 7.9% for 2 years (year and a half left), one is £7,435.18 at 6.9% until paid off and one is 6,080.74 which is reverting back from a 0% deal next month.

    I've done £7 of extra payments the last week, I'm going to try and pay the minimum plus the monthly interest on each card and if I have any spare cash will pay a bit more off, am starting with the A&L which is 6,080.74 as that is the highest APR so any extra money will be thrown onto paying more off of that one.

    I'm saving 1ps, 2ps, 5ps, 10ps, 20ps and £2 coins in a tin so when that gets full will open and pay off of a debt, will make sure it is an extra payment rather than instead of a payment.

    I'm going to be uploading lots to Turbolister tonight and over the weekend for the cheap listing weekend. I'm doing the free money on Moneybackmadness (searches for 2p etc). I currently have £44 on there so when it is confirmed in my account I'll get it paid into my bank account, so when it gets to £20 confirmed I'll get that at the start of the next month.

    I've done all my kids xmas shopping so that is a relief, they are away next Friday until Wednesday so will wrap everything up that I have.

    Can someone please tell me how I update my signature, I can't seem to find where to do it? Thanks
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  • Ok CAFCgirl,

    Do you buy your dinner everyday from say a supermarket (Sandwiches etc?)

    I did until yesterday, and I was spending around £5 per day!!! :eek:

    So I've decided to buy a loaf of bread a week and some meat and make my sandwiches which will save me loads!! (Around £80 to £100 per month!!!)

    You should join the lunchtime challenge which Naomi set up!

    I'm going to see how much I can save by not buying lunch everyday!
    First to £15k hat challenge!
    Debt £14,393 / £10.49
    Savings £607 / £0
    That hat is mine!!!
  • milliemonstermilliemonster Forumite
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    Updated my sig, woohoo, am I in the lead?
    Aug GC £63.23/£200, Total Savings £0
  • milliemonstermilliemonster Forumite
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    !!!!!!, Mike's in the lead, better raid the penny jar!!!
    Aug GC £63.23/£200, Total Savings £0
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