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DMP & Mutual Support Thread - Part 9

edited 9 February 2013 at 12:29PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • Dmb wrote: »
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know what the max allowances are for basic stuff like petrol etc that Stepchange use. I know food is £340 (I think) Are these standard or does it depend on income.

    Enjoy the weekend folks

    For how many people? All depends on number in the family and not the income.
  • Mossop01Mossop01 Forumite
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    Hi patator, mbna were my first to respond last week too freezing interest, i was over the moon, had a few more less positive letters from others this week, but its early days. Fingers crossed with the job application!
    LBM Dec 2012 total debt 33,889 :eek:dmp started March 2013 DFD Dec 2024
    Nov 2015 balance £22,679 going in the right direction!!
    Onwards n upwards!:T
  • Mossop01Mossop01 Forumite
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    Hi dmp, our food allowance for 2 adults and 2 children is £280 a month if that helps, but i dont know actual limits
    LBM Dec 2012 total debt 33,889 :eek:dmp started March 2013 DFD Dec 2024
    Nov 2015 balance £22,679 going in the right direction!!
    Onwards n upwards!:T
  • Mossop01Mossop01 Forumite
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    Sorry misread ur name -dmb! Got dmp on the brain!!!
    LBM Dec 2012 total debt 33,889 :eek:dmp started March 2013 DFD Dec 2024
    Nov 2015 balance £22,679 going in the right direction!!
    Onwards n upwards!:T
  • NaughtySpotNaughtySpot Forumite
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    Dmb wrote: »
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know what the max allowances are for basic stuff like petrol etc that Stepchange use. I know food is £340 (I think) Are these standard or does it depend on income.

    Enjoy the weekend folks

    If you do their debt tool on the website I think this automatically puts in their recommended amounts.
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  • NaughtySpotNaughtySpot Forumite
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    Welcome t the thread.

    Interesting user name! Mrs TTFTM has been known to be sent to sit on the naughty step. :rotfl:


    HHx

    Does she sit on the naughty spot though? :rotfl:
  • Hopelessly_HopefulHopelessly_Hopeful Forumite
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    Does she sit on the naughty spot though? :rotfl:


    I wouldn't dare comment, I think we thought we may be in danger of getting thrown off when the thread was turning into a book review of the 50 shades of grey era. I wouldn't want to stir all that up again would I?!:D

    HHx
  • Hopelessly_HopefulHopelessly_Hopeful Forumite
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    Mossop01 wrote: »
    Sorry misread ur name -dmb! Got dmp on the brain!!!

    That will soon swap to become DFD I can assure you. Still you will be in good company until then.;)

    HHx
  • Hopelessly_HopefulHopelessly_Hopeful Forumite
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    patator wrote: »
    *subscribed* :D

    I just had my first letter today - MBNA accepting the offer from StepChange and agreeing to freeze my interest. Oh, MBNA, I do love you (for the first time in a couple of years). Now, if everybody else would just do the same...

    My DFD is 6 years and 4 months (beginning from 1st March 2013)...I'm selling the contents of my house to try to bring that down faster. Still hanging on to that £450 I have set aside to pay off a priority debt, as I'm applying to an energy trust to see if they'll help out. If they can do some and I can clear the rest, fast, it'd mean I can start paying more to creditors MUCH sooner than anticipated. Fingers crossed! I want to start dragging that DFD towards me like Bruce Almighty with the moon :p. I'll be taking advantage of the free listings on eBay this weekend, that's for sure.

    In other news, I've been for the meeting to discuss my vocation (went very well) and I've found that there should be plenty of time in the interim to go back into good ol' paid employment. Dropped off an application for the PERFECT job yesterday. Closing date is Wednesday...more crossed fingers would be appreciated!

    Hope you're all having good, happy and relaxed days!

    Welcome.

    Most of us start like that but DMPs wanting DFD as early as possible at any costs but DMPs have to be sustainable. Good way to think about it is a marathan rather than a sprint. Someone used to say they can have my money but not my life etc.

    Fingers crossed on the job front for you.

    HHx
  • GrowurownGrowurown Forumite
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    :hello: Just wanted to say hello to all the newbies joining our shiny new thread no. 9

    When I started out we were still on no. 7

    Lots of good advice and support for everyone new to the DMP.

    HH I still haven't read that book!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
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