Ready for the next stage!

edited 20 September 2020 at 9:25PM in How much have you saved?
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  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Nothing much exciting to report here, have mostly been lying in bed watching SVU! Yesterday was a bit of a spendy day as I ordered some new leggings and a dress to wear to an upcoming wedding off ASOS (student discount though!) and then my little sister came round in the evening so I treated her to some pizza. Had a no spend day on Sunday so hoping for my 3rd one today as I'm just hanging out at home and eating leftovers. 
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    No spend day no.4 today! Doing alright! Got a morrisons order in yesterday for £60, £20 of which was just nappies. Chicken Kiev’s, new potatoes and green beans for tea tonight. Riotdude is at work so I get to watch trashy tv on the big telly :) 
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    Well done on the no spend days so far. Shopping sounds great for £40 that’s a big saving 
    0% credit card £1360 ~ paid in full
    0% Car Loan £7500 ~ paid in full
    JAN 2020 = NOW DEBT FREE

    House sale/ purchase costs
    First house purchase offer accepted 20/5/22 fell through 8/7/22 due to sudden serious illness of seller
    Insurance 2 x £90 Searches £300. Survey cancelled/refund received
    Offer accepted on another property 2/8/2022
    £90 solicitor insurance
    £300 searches

    Aiming to retire early age 60 🥳
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Another no spend day yesterday, so that's 5 now :) Would be good to get to 10 by the end of the month. 
    Today I spent £20 on some storage containers from Argos, hoping to organise my overflowing xmas decorations and extra pantry items. I really appreciated having a few extra stocks of essentials in when lockdown started and I want to try and slowly build those supplies back up a bit. 
    £115 spent on groceries so far this month and it looks like we're pretty much on track in all categories :) 
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    It's all looking good. NSD should be doable and your grocery bill looks to be on track 🤗
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    I've started picking up bits here and there for Christmas, I like to a. spread the cost a bit and b. be done by December so that I can chill out xD Mini riot's main present this year is going to be my childhood dolls house (fisherprice- bloody indestructible!) which is obviously free, but need to furnish it. I've also picked her up some dinosaur figurines and a board game. I'm honestly excited already! 

    Another blood test today, so should hear back about that early next week. 
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Another Morrison's delivery today, £80 this time. Riotdude complained last week that I didn't get him his usual haribo and beer so I've included a few more treats and also restocked some pantry goods. Still got £120 in the grocery budget to last us until the end of the month, which is plenty :)  I'm also loving Emma as a budget tracking app- it's working much better for me than YNAB did and so easy to see how much money we have left for things. 
    I spent most of this morning lying on the sofa feeling sick and had a 3 hour nap this afternoon ( :s ) so today has been a bit of a write off. Trying to catch up on a bit of work now before I go and pick up the little one. 
  • Sorry you are still feeling poorly riotlady, hope you get your results, so they can diagnose you and get you well again.... :(

    Given the rumblings about restrictions, don't forget the toilet rolls!
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    "Mastering a low budget lifestyle now, means you are set for life" quote by 'Miss Babs'

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  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    I hope they discover what’s making you so ill soon. Nothing worse than feeling sick. 
    0% credit card £1360 ~ paid in full
    0% Car Loan £7500 ~ paid in full
    JAN 2020 = NOW DEBT FREE

    House sale/ purchase costs
    First house purchase offer accepted 20/5/22 fell through 8/7/22 due to sudden serious illness of seller
    Insurance 2 x £90 Searches £300. Survey cancelled/refund received
    Offer accepted on another property 2/8/2022
    £90 solicitor insurance
    £300 searches

    Aiming to retire early age 60 🥳
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Thanks folks! Fingers crossed I’ll get some answers soon. 

    I have loo roll on a subscribe and save from amazon so we’re well stocked :) 

    Today has been a nice day, just pottering around the house and yard. Mini riot loves splashing in puddles and it hasn’t rained much recently, so I got the watering can out and made a puddle for her to splash in. Between that, putting pegs on the washing and jumping off a big plant pot, she was entertained for nearly 3 hours. 

    Cajun chicken linguine for tea tonight, looking forward to it! 
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