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Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally

edited 18 November 2017 at 10:49AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • HairyHandofDartmoorHairyHandofDartmoor Forumite
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    You need to check the site frequently for surveys. I did get an email about a survey today. When I went on the site that one was full, but I was able to do another one. It does seem to pay better than You Gov so far, as You Gov takes me a year to get to £50.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 😱 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017 :T 🎉
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = £800/£5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = £10/£5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = £183.57/£500. SEF = £2,050/£12,000 PREMIUM BONDS ME = £500. PREMIUM BONDS DH = £500.
    HOLIDAY MONEY = £1,000 TIME LEFT TO PAY OFF MORTGAGE = 6 YEARS 4 MONTHS
  • Seasidegal58Seasidegal58 Forumite
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    :j to the food budget!

    I do find the Prolific surveys the best. Although I think they got their wires crossed today with me. They gave me a survey all about baby milk formula and whether I'd use it. DD is aged 44! :eek:
    Finally Debt Free! - July 2016 🌟
    Finished Emergency Fund- £10,000 April 2017
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    RETIRED: MAY 2021!!!!😀🎆
    My diary: “Seasidegal's Scrimpy Retirement Diary!”
  • DebtFreeDuoDebtFreeDuo Forumite
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    You need to check the site frequently for surveys. I did get an email about a survey today. When I went on the site that one was full, but I was able to do another one. It does seem to pay better than You Gov so far, as You Gov takes me a year to get to £50.

    Ah thank you, will keep an eye on it whenever I get some time. I've been on YouGov around a month or so and I think I only have around 800/5000 (I think) so probably a year here too for the £50.
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  • HairyHandofDartmoorHairyHandofDartmoor Forumite
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    :j to the food budget!

    I do find the Prolific surveys the best. Although I think they got their wires crossed today with me. They gave me a survey all about baby milk formula and whether I'd use it. DD is aged 44! :eek:

    Hilarious :rotfl: Did you have to think back and remember what you did all those years ago? Mine was all about tasks and decision making and it was so complicated I had trouble making decisions :D
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 😱 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017 :T 🎉
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = £800/£5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = £10/£5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = £183.57/£500. SEF = £2,050/£12,000 PREMIUM BONDS ME = £500. PREMIUM BONDS DH = £500.
    HOLIDAY MONEY = £1,000 TIME LEFT TO PAY OFF MORTGAGE = 6 YEARS 4 MONTHS
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    You Gov is not my friend.
    I do wonder if for a quid a week if it is worth it :o
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  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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    Life's too short to drink bad coffee/tea :) I can't drink instant, I'm such a diva :)

    Sounds like you've got some good plans in place.
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  • Seasidegal58Seasidegal58 Forumite
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    Do you know I didn't bother doing It! I got a better one which was all about the why's and wherefores of working offsite rather than in the office and does your firm encourage this (no!) :rotfl:
    Finally Debt Free! - July 2016 🌟
    Finished Emergency Fund- £10,000 April 2017
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    RETIRED: MAY 2021!!!!😀🎆
    My diary: “Seasidegal's Scrimpy Retirement Diary!”
  • HairyHandofDartmoorHairyHandofDartmoor Forumite
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    A wise decision SG :)

    You Gov does take ages to get points beanie, but at least they never screen me out after loads of questions so I keep plodding on. DS1 gets loads more surveys than I do from YG, he must be a desirable demographic.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 😱 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017 :T 🎉
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = £800/£5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = £10/£5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = £183.57/£500. SEF = £2,050/£12,000 PREMIUM BONDS ME = £500. PREMIUM BONDS DH = £500.
    HOLIDAY MONEY = £1,000 TIME LEFT TO PAY OFF MORTGAGE = 6 YEARS 4 MONTHS
  • PurplebonniePurplebonnie Forumite
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    That would be really interesting, thank you :)
    31/12/19 - £26684.24 - DFD 01/04/22 - January food budget £200/£34.25
    Weight loss goal 56lbs - 0/56 - Emergency Fund £1000/£428.26 NSD/3
  • HairyHandofDartmoorHairyHandofDartmoor Forumite
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    Today's goals are walk, followed by work.

    I'm also hoping for a NSD after a spendy day yesterday!

    Have a great Thursday everyone :)
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 😱 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017 :T 🎉
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = £800/£5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = £10/£5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = £183.57/£500. SEF = £2,050/£12,000 PREMIUM BONDS ME = £500. PREMIUM BONDS DH = £500.
    HOLIDAY MONEY = £1,000 TIME LEFT TO PAY OFF MORTGAGE = 6 YEARS 4 MONTHS
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