My debt has ballooned...

edited 29 June 2019 at 3:41PM in Debt-free wannabe
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edited 29 June 2019 at 3:41PM in Debt-free wannabe
My debt is now £7800 instead of £4000 as it was at the start of the year :(


However, I have started a new job and I'm determined to cut this down substantially before christmas and i hope you can help me on the way :beer:


My debts are as follows:


CREDIT CARDS


Amazon £1900


HSBC credit card £2500


LOANS



HSBC personal loan £2200


OVERDRAFTS


HSBC overdraf 1200 (maxed out)





Total debt = £7800.00

I would appreciate your advice on how to tackle this debt efficiently....


I am now working two jobs (7 days a week) which will hopefully bring in £1800 a month (after tax)



OUTGOINGS:


Gym - £21.00/month

Mobile contract - £40.00/month (due to run out this September)
Rent - £500/month

Council Tax - £51.00/month

Socialising - it varies but roughly £60-£100/month
Netflix - £7.99/month

Amazon - £7.99/month
Food/toileteries - £100/month

Total outgoings = £828.00

Total amount left = 1800 - 828 = £972.00

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  • nic_cnic_c Forumite
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    You need to post a statement of affairs to also work out what you have coming in and other expenditure, just so people can help better :).
  • armouredbeastarmouredbeast Forumite
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    nic_c wrote: »
    You need to post a statement of affairs to also work out what you have coming in and other expenditure, just so people can help better :).


    I will do that this evening :)



    Thank you :beer:
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    What we're you earning before?
  • JayRitchieJayRitchie Forumite
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    Looks like you are well on track. The SOA should be useful - particularly the minimum payments and interest rates on the various balances.
  • enthusiasticsaverenthusiasticsaver Forumite, Ambassador
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    We need to know the interest rates you are being charged and if you are able to move any to 0% if you are paying interest. Do you have defaults or a bad credit record? That soa is basic so filling out a more detailed one will be useful. Saving for things like Christmas, car expenses if you have one and emergencies is also important.

    I would tackle the HSBC overdraft first as that can be withdrawn at any time.
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  • katsukatsu Forumite
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    What made your debt nearly double? Are you on top of that? It's important to have the whole situation under control.
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