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Maddermanblue1 wrote: »
At 29 (almost 30) I had £12k in the bank, my job went down the tubes. Time for a big career change. I packed up, left my home town, moved 150 miles and went to go on a training course. 8 months later passed my course and down shy of £500. (Spent money on the course, rent, living expenses etc, didn't qualify for any benefits as over savings threshold). Went on the dole and HB, got a job 2 months after in more or less what I had trained for. Stayed in that job for 3.5 years picking up valuable experience etc, 2 months ago applied for the job I got now. Couldn't be happier.
Best decision I made getting trained up, but now thinking about moving back to my home town.
I'm 34 now, been saving properly for 4 years, now have £31k in savings, this is a deposit for a place of my own in my home town. I just started my new job with almost double annual salary. I'm hoping to save at least £43k this time next year.
OP, I hope you do well what ever you do!
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