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The Good News Thread...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • nabowlanabowla Forumite
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    Took my head out of the sand on Saturday. Yesterday was the first day of 'positive action'. Rang Orange to change from pay monthly to PAYG (should save £25 per month), and cancelled a couple of direct debits (saving £21 per month). More significantly, I filled out a couple of outstanding overtime and expense sheets - expenses come to c.£200 and overtime comes to c.£300 (gross). Should be a couple of nice fat cheques arriving in a couple of weeks :D

    Here's hoping that my new money saving outlook leads to lots more days like that...........
  • D&DDD&DD Forumite
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    Well done everyone its so nice to share in all your great news! I think since finding MSE a lot of us have 'found' money we never knew we had laying around in old accounts and insurance payments!My ppi was one of the things I found out about and it chunked a load off our debts :D I would never have thought of even going through my old paperwork til I came on here..My good news today is I made it to £100 on my £2 coins thanks to Michael(Greenfingers) and his inspiring idea...I have never saved in my life before without 'dipping' off to change my siggy woohoo :rotfl:
  • skintchickskintchick Forumite
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    Mine is that my weekly food shop for yesterday only cost me £2.92!!!! I think I've finally got the hang of menu-planning...!!! :)
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  • VerbatimVerbatim Forumite
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    Wow Skint chick! What are you eating? Air pie with water sauce?

    Share!
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  • D&DD wrote:
    My good news today is I made it to £100 on my £2 coins thanks to Michael(Greenfingers) and his inspiring idea...I have never saved in my life before without 'dipping' off to change my siggy woohoo :rotfl:


    wow that is fantastic i still only have £2.00

    keep it up
  • mom23mom23 Forumite
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    My mum bless her has just given me 50.00 to "treat myself" .
    So the question is do i treat myself or treat my debt :think:

    I really love my mum!! :heart:


    Wow can't believe i've had so much good news since this thread started thanks D&DD it just proves it's not all doom and gloom!! :T
    (well apart from my blocked sink this morning which i have now fixed :j )
  • skintchickskintchick Forumite
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    Verbatim wrote:
    Wow Skint chick! What are you eating? Air pie with water sauce?

    Share!

    Nope!!! :rotfl:

    I have stuff in the freezer so am planning menus round what I already have, and only buying a few bits to use in the meals.

    Last night I had haddock in olive and tomato sauce with fennel and potato wedges, and there's another portion in the freezer for another time.
    Tonight I'm having chicken in white wine sauce with sweetcorn and rice.
    :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
  • Petal_3Petal_3 Forumite
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    Hi everyone

    My good news is that on 19th April I will have paid the last payment of a 5 year loan! Woohooo! :D That frees up £279 pm. The even better news is that the extra £279 pm will go towards the credit card debt :( lol

    x
    Owned by [STRIKE]4[/STRIKE] 4 cats: 2 x Maine coon cross males, 1 x Pixie Bob male and[STRIKE] 2[/STRIKE] 1 x Norwegian Forest male....cute!

    R.I.P Darling Jackson 11/7/09 - 15/1/10 :(
    Miss u sweetie... :heart:
  • KlericKleric Forumite
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    I made some great money last week which has allowed me to pay off one of my credit-cards today! Now i've paid it off I've cancelled the card so I can't use it anymore :j
    YAY!!! Self-employed & working-from-home :T
  • My good news is that I've been accepted for the HSBC 0% for 9 months card! :j

    The bad news is that the credit limit is only £2,250 and I've got £4,400 on a 0% card that ends this month! :doh:
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