Desperate_Housewife wrote: »
-got rid of my car (lost 2 stone in weight!)
-premium brands (shop at lidl and buy whoopsies from co-op)
- coffee in coffee shops
dont miss any of them, paid off the mortgage and saving up now, dont owe anyone a bean...and its a great feeling
HappyEnough wrote: »
:T I so would like to be able to get rid of the car, but i just cant bring myself to do it! We live in a fairly localised small town, everything could be accessible by bus, or a good lengthy walk! The only drawback is the cinema is about 3 miles away and i have an unlimited card which i cant get out of having to pay for another 8 months (believe me, if i could get out of it, i would, i only go now as I feel I have to as they take the money out of my account each month).
Household is made up of myself, DH, and 4 teenagers. DH is all for not using the car, even suggested SORNing it until diesel goes down and income goes up, but kids seems horrified at the mere mention of not having a car, apparently ALL their friends have cars and what sort of family doesnt???!!!!
Does anyone really think that it is possible to actually get rid of it altogether? I have to take DD to uni interviews, and DS to apprentice interviews in the next month, and just dont think it viable just by using public transport?
*Maya* wrote: »
Don't you have 10 kids? I don't know how you managed to get rid of that debt with all those mouths to feed, (guess there must be a decent wage coming in) but well done to you. :beer::T
pigpen wrote: »
9, but close enough it sometimes feels like 90!
I am just really really miserly lol.. I refuse to have the heating on, lights on, etc.
I bulk buy most stuff so it is really cheap.
apparently I am the one everyone calls for recommendations on where to buy stuff because I know the cheapest places.. I don't think I do.. but I always check for cashback and codes etc.
As for wages.. OH (who has worked since he was 13) has been made redundant (IT jobs have disappeared it seems) and there is nothing at all available at the moment.. he is considering retraining come September, but that costs huge amounts too, but I am encouraging him all the same, he really needs to work so I can get on with the cleaning and decorating.
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