Snakes and Ladders - We're at the Bottom of the Biggest Snake, but there are Ladders all Around!

Optimistic_Gardener Posts: 17
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edited 2 August 2022 at 5:19PM in Mortgage-free wannabe
As the title suggests, in the Snakes and Ladders game of life, we are currently sitting at the bottom of the most giant snake on the board. 

After a string of bad luck and life circumstances, like many people, our income has fallen significantly.
This has completely Kiboshed my efforts at becoming Mortgage Free earlier than planned. However, I am ever the Optimist and am determined that we may be down but we are not out.

Ladders are all around us, so I'm determined to climb back up!


  • powerspowers
    powerspowers Posts: 1,101
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    Welcome to the board optimist! Good luck with finding the ladders, when are you due to start the new job? 
    MFW 2021 #76 £5,145
    MFW 2022 #27 £5,300 
    MFW 2023 #27 £2,000
    MFW 2024 #27 £500/ £3,600

  • doingitanyway
    doingitanyway Posts: 8,611
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    I like the idea that there are ladders everywhere. You are right. There are. Good luck with climbing new ladders. Off to search for some ladders of my own  :)
    If you have built castles in the air, your work should not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

    Solicitor/survey savings 300/1700
    Emergency fund 0/1000
    Buffer fund 0/200
  • becky170
    becky170 Posts: 855
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    I've never thought of life being like snakes and ladders but you are spot on! Good luck on climbing ladders, hope lots of good fortune comes your way soon and that you can start tackling your CCs and mortgage!
    Mortgage-free wannabe #66 £105/4000
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