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2020 Mortgage-Free Wannabes

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  • Suffolk_lass
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    #6 finishing off my challenge with an OP total of £2169.56 and very pleased to say that I have also paid off the mortgage this week so this will be my last MFW challenge.
    Thanks so much for arranging the Mortgage-Free Challenge it has been such a help on focusing on our goal over the last 5 years :smile:

    Ooh, well done you too. Many congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉
    Save £12k in 2024 - #2 target is £5000 £2679.64 so far, just over half way
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  • Throwaway1
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    #50
    I know I said it was the last payment of the year but we have just had some unexpected inheritance. My new total for December is £3333.62.
    Thank you julicorn, that really is the last one now.
    MFW - OP 10% each year to clear mortgage in 10 years!
    2019: £16,125/£16,125
    2020: £14,172.64/£14,172.64
    2021: £12,333.62/£12,333.62
    2022: £10,626.55/£10,626.55
    2023: switched tactics to saving in a higher interest rate account than mortgage interest rate
    2024: mortgage neutral!
  • julicorn
    julicorn Posts: 2,290 Forumite
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    #6 finishing off my challenge with an OP total of £2169.56 and very pleased to say that I have also paid off the mortgage this week so this will be my last MFW challenge.
    Thanks so much for arranging the Mortgage-Free Challenge it has been such a help on focusing on our goal over the last 5 years :smile:

    That's fantastic news, congratulations! What a great way to end the year <3
    Original mortgage: December 2017, £203,495
    MFW start: April 2018, £201,800
    Mortgage neutral: September 2022, mortgage redeemed: December 2022
    New house, new mortgage: December 2022, £276,007
    Current balance: £215,400 minus £10,300 overpayment savings pot
  • SandyShores
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    edited 28 December 2020 at 11:05AM
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    #150 paid another £94  (so total for 2020 so far is £329.26)

    Decided to make a lump sum final payment for 2020, so this is my final payment for 2020.  It means I can start 2021 with a mortgage total of £304k, but I will need to find a bit more for January 2021 now.  Thanks Julicorn.
    Mortgage 31 July est. £256,455 £309,749, Ends Jan'38 Jun'39 (target Feb'31)
    EF £6,325; Personal savings (PBs/ISA new car fund): £2,314
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  • cod3
    cod3 Posts: 805 Forumite
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    #53

    My December OP is £415.96 bringing my year's total to £3,025.42. 

    Missed my target because I lost confidence in overpaying when the lockdowns started.  Put more into an emergency fund instead so not all bad.  Will be starting the new year with a mortgage balance of £10.5k exactly.  See you on the other thread  :)

    Thank you Julicorn for keeping me in line and helping me focus x
  • danby22
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    #117 managed a £350 top up to sign off 2020.  Didn't get to the targets as desired, but extremely grateful to get to this point given how the year went.  Hope it's a much better 2021 to one and all.

    Happy New Year all!
    And thanks Julicorn & others for pulling us all through!
  • Squirrelz92
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    #152 reporting for the last time (again!). My final overpayment amount for 2020 is £1.55 short from £700 so I HAD TO overpay this last tiny amount to get my round number for the year. Total amount for December is £101.55 :) 
    Debt Free Date: 24th October 2023! £7402.10 Paid Off In 6 Months!
    3 Month Emergency Fund: £3500 / £3500
    #60 2024 Mortgage-Free Wannabes: £200/£2500
  • Tartan_Mum
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    After a lot of discussion we decided, for the first time, to OP the max 10%. As a result we have OP £12,750 today. This will be my last update for 2020 and blasts my target out of the water. Does put us in a good place for kicking off 2021 though :)


    #26 MFW 2023 challenge Small OPs are better than no OPs! Feb 2018 £231,000 / Apr 2042 Current £133,700 / March 2036
  • yogavibes
    yogavibes Posts: 99 Forumite
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    #69 here reporting for my last OP of the year DEcember OP of £825.70 made taking my year total to £10000. I can't believe I made this target - having it really helped this year so thanks for letting me join the thread. EDITED: have just realised my original target was £10800 not £10000! oh well, it's near enough for me to still be excited with what I have saved! next year I am going to add my target to my signature so I don't forget it!
    MFW #69 Mortgage remaining Jan 2021 £221,644; Jan OP £1000;
  • bigbeff
    bigbeff Posts: 1,119 Forumite
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    Just done a final payment of £33.49... meaning Decembers payment was total £614.91. I have hit my total for the year :)  Thank you - looking forward to overpaying more next year! 
    Debt busting 2022 Total £15842.68 £0 (100% paid since 1/1/22)
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