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The Good News Thread...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • moozie_2moozie_2 Forumite
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    What a wonderful, uplifting, positive thread! Thank you :T

    My good news for today is that I've just now checked all our accounts online - good news in itself as I NEVER used to check anything regularly before I joined MSE - and saw that the £50 from winning post for February for this post: Too scared to work out what I owe, has arrived!

    £50 off our joint OD :D That makes me feel very very happy and grateful. A little bit closer to being debt free :T Thank you MSE and MSEs!

    I also went through my mobile phone bill for the first time and found that T-Mob had charged me incorrectly £4.90 plus VAT. I phoned them and they agreed to refund it next month. Obviously that's good news but the best bit is that I actually checked the bill - first time ever :T

    So, lots of positive stuff! :j :j :j GREAT DAY :j :j :j
    Leason learnt :beer:
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    I just want to say that i think this is a great thread. :T
    Thank you all for sharing and that I find it a great pick me up when i am getting a wee bit down.
    Thanks D&DD for starting the thread :T
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
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    MFW. 10 months to go. B)
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  • D&DDD&DD Forumite
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    :T Wow well done everyone it so nice to come on and see some really positive posts here today there's some wonderful good news posts thankyou to all who have shared and keep them coming!! I think its lovely to see how people are starting to take control of their debts rather than the debts controlling them :T I hope we all continue to have more good news to share its been a great week :beer:
  • mom23 wrote:

    And my son is back with his girlfriend after he "dumped" her (his words not mine!!!) He's 6!!!

    :rotfl: :rotfl: Made me chuckle!!!

    Fab idea for a thread D&DD, I really like it.

    My good news is: I sold 4 things on EBAY...not for a lot but it means I am £15 better off than I would have been if I had just left those things sitting on the shelf/in wardrobe.

    I took a top back to be refunded because I was honest with myself & said it didn't suit me...whereas before I would have kept it anyway "just in case" OR worn it a couple of times then given it away or sold it on EBAY for a fraction of the cost :mad:

    I received x2 recommendation cards from my old hair salon which will earn me £10 off my next treatment if I pass on two names :j

    I have just checked Quidco & I have £12 waiting to come to me :smiley:

    I swapped energy suppliers this week to a green electricity (a big thing for me) and I should save money. But even if NPower Juice goes up, I don't think I'll be paying any more than I am now with British Gas AND I will be using a green source of electricity which is important.

    I haven't gone out tonight - just spent £0.10 on a hour & half phone call to one of my best mates (using redial after an hour!!) which was lovely.

    Hooray!!! Quite a lot there...I hope to post more good news soon!
    Bank Balance: In the black for the moment.
    Sainsburys Loan: Cleared July 2010
    Credit cards: AMEX Airmiles Card: direct debit set to clear balance monthly
  • By the end of this month I will have paid an extra £250 off our debt on top of our normal monthly snowballing figure of £300.

    Just found out the total outstanding is now £6 less than I thought too - (not much but still pleased me :) )
  • D&DDD&DD Forumite
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    in*the*red wrote:
    By the end of this month I will have paid an extra £250 off our debt on top of our normal monthly snowballing figure of £300.

    Just found out the total outstanding is now £6 less than I thought too - (not much but still pleased me :) )
    Wow thats brilliant Red! Must be a great feeling :D SS redid the snowball thing when he paid some extra off so might be worth doing and seeing if your DFD is a bit closer still?
  • skintchickskintchick Forumite
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    Debt-free and Proud!
    My good news was/is that my debt is below 2k now. :j

    And that my hair behaved itself and actually looked nice for my first night out in weeks last night :p :rolleyes: :D
    :cool: DFW Nerd Club member 023...DFD 9.2.2007 :cool:
    :heartpuls married 21 6 08 :A Angel babies' birth dates 3.10.08 * 4.3.11 * 11.11.11 * 17.3.12 * 2.7.12 :heart2: My live baby's birth date 22 7 09 :heart2: I'm due another baby at the end of July 2014! :j
  • D&DD what a brilliant idea. It is lovely to hear everyones good news. My good news is I paid off the last bit of the Halifax CC on Friday, it will be moved back but at 6.95% and not 19.95%. So All my debt will be on 6.95% and 0%. Total interest will now be about £40 per month instead of the original £150 per month. How great it feels not going into their pockets and pays the debt off quicker. Can't wait to change my signature :j
  • I got a Virgin Credit card at 0% to pay off our overdraft. I've now paid off the credit card and we still have no overdraft. We have changed our bank account from Barcays additions, where you had to pay them about £10 a month to an ordinary Barclays account. Had to take out a loan though to pay back loan from DH's father as he wanted his money back quickly. Have learnt a great deal off this site, thanks to everyone.
  • Lydia.42Lydia.42 Forumite
    384 posts
    Every little helps....
    I was tidying some of my paperwork this weekend, and found 2 old pass-books for savings accounts :D . Went to bank yesterday to get them updated. Nearly £10 in them - not much i know, but it all helps make a dent in the mountain. I asked for them to be closed, and the money added to bank account.
    When my e-bay funds clear on the account this week, i will write a cheque to go onto Halifax cc, including this money from old savings accounts.

    The lady in the bank made me smile. She asked if i was sure i wanted to close the accounts, and was there a problem??

    My reply.......'too many debts to save!' Made her smile too!! :o

    What's he building in there???
    Debt at highest £30,450 (Dec 05)
    Debt at lowest £9, 113 (Jul 07)
    How much did we over spend whilst on maternity leave :mad:
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