Want to be debt free

crista1 Posts: 2
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edited 27 December 2018 at 3:21PM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
Hi.Could I join please?
New to this. Just had a shock. Went online to tot up all my credit card debts.£17,000 in total :(!
Would like to pay a large chunk off by Xmas 2019, but due to study and part-time work will probably be a struggle :) .
No mortgage. Have a part time job.
Student (may have to leave for a year to concentrate on finances : () :o

Thank you in advance x


  • datlex
    datlex Posts: 2,237
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    Anyone can join. It's a great first move towards becoming debt free. Trying joining challenges- the frugal challenge might be good for you.
    Paid off the last of my unsecured debts in 2016. Then saved up and bought a property. Current aim is to pay off my mortgage as early as possible. Currently over paying every month. Mortgage due to be paid off in 2036 hoping to get it paid off much earlier. Set up my own bespoke spreadsheet to manage my money.
  • Thank you. I will look at the challenge you mentioned,
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