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Current (Apr 22): £168,307
MFW start (Feb 22): 14y 8m (Oct 36)
MF goal: 9y 9m (Dec 31)
Feb 22: £500.00
Mar 22: £446.50
Apr 22: £250.00
OP 2022: £1,296.50/£5,000
OP Total: £1,296.50
I will try looking in the box one more time as that really is my last chance. I'm the sort of person who knows where everything is in my house except for these bloomin' PB!
Wish me luck!
I read through your thread and something that really resonated with me is what you said about unnecessary spending. Back in August last year I came across @fundacjaocalenie- it's a Polish charity helping refugees. I was watching their insta stories of night patrols in forests, bringing food and medical help to people that had nothing and I could just feel that my mindset completely shifted. I was a terrible spendaholic before that and suddenly felt so stupid for not being grateful for everything I have and always wanting more. I went cold turkey, haven't bought any new clothes since and only buy something if it's absolute necessity. I decluttered my house (to be truthful I'm still decluttering ), started listening to The Minimalists podcast and to be honest all of those changes have a very positive impact on our life. Hope it doesn't sound too preachy I just wanted to share it as I never thought I would change my attitude to money.
Fingers crossed you'll find your DH's bonds!
I should be grateful for what I have instead of "rewarding" myself with gifts and food especially with what is going on in the world at the moment. I have cut up the cc and taking a few of my purchases back to store for a refund. Going to try to be a bit more mindful of my spending.
I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment (when I'm not unnecessary spending) but it's won't last. I have car mot and a few other bits coming up over the next few months so just got to try to stay focused.
So, I have cut the cc up – I just can’t trust myself with it. I now owe over £400 on it so will need to take money away from OP on the mortgage at the end of this month to settle up. I’m so annoyed at myself!
I had a good look for the PB slips but couldn’t find them anywhere. I will assume they have been accidently thrown away – such a shame as I’m sure something would have been won in 56 odd years!
Going to spend the next 4-5 weeks decluttering the house ready to do a car boot around Easter time when the forecast is a bit better. It will be a good opportunity to have a good spring clean and have a tidy up whilst making a few quid.
No more op on the mortgage until the beginning of April now as that is when I can draw money from the BTL house account.
Having done some calculations, I don’t think I can reach my target of paying 10% off the mortgage this year which is really frustrating. I may have to see what dh has in his accounts!
So, mortgage balance now stands at £65,525.46!!! 😁💃