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edited 29 December 2021 at 11:46PM in Debt free diaries
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It does sound like things are beginning to go your way, however slow it may be .
You are very aware / careful about your financial planning , but stuff happens . That's where credit card can be handy ( obviously short term / emergency / not too long to pay back ) .
I was struck in particular by one scene where he talks about death and have copied this as a reminder to myself as I'm dealing with mom (92) & MiL (95).
“To die is to be human and anything human is mentionable. Anything mentionable is manageable.”
I think that's a wonderful reassuring and something to hold close.
2023 £1 a day £54.26/365
You're doing well under the circumstances, the frogs won't stand a chance next year.
Another looking forward to hearing about your retreat. 😃
Finished Emergency Fund- £10,000 April 2017
RETIRED: MAY 2021!!!!😀🎆
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Wishing you all a Happy New Year
@Blackcats, I hope to have a similar type of retreat to the one you had. Thanks for sharing.
@Brie, that quote is so good. Thanks for sharing it.
I was not doing Christmas this year, but I felt bad so gave cash in cards to younger relatives. It felt like the right thing to do, but funds are already short so I will need to walk more and pack food and drink as these are the areas I end up overspending.
Washed a backpack that said do not wash. It was wash it or throw it and it was expensive so I washed it. it washed very well.
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It isn't that I am not thankful, but the more I think about it the less I want to stay with friends on a semi permanent basis. I really value these friendships and would hate to jeopardise them.
I have had a repeated offer of a flat. It would be minimal cost and I could stay for up to a year. The offer is from a family member, but I am hesitant as I don't want to drive them out of a space they might want to come back to, despite it being empty. I do have reservations, but this might be the best option. I explained my fears, but they said if they needed to stay for a week here or there they would let me know and I could stay with friends. I would be happy to stay with friends for odd nights just not every night
I will do some sums to see if this is even feasible. I would be paying bills + a nominal amount, but I need to add on storage fees.
The financial frog I need to eat is becoming ever more important.
I hope you all had a positive start to 2022 x
Solicitor/survey savings 300/1700
Emergency fund 0/1000
Buffer fund 0/200