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The Good News Thread...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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D&DDD&DD Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
can you tell I've got too much thinking time on my hands today.. :D
I've had an idea sparked mainly by some of the wonderful and inspiring threads on here this week from all of us DFW's shall we have a good news thread on here so when we do happen on some good news concerning our debts we can all share the news with everyone.I know it definately inspires me to chip off that little bit more and it does brighten the day a little when we are struggling to cope..and lets be honest we all have days like that!!
It may help a lot of new posters also to have something a little more lightweight to read when they first join so they know there is hope :D

I'll start the ball rolling with my good news that I paid off my overdraft this month this is the first time we haven't had one since we've been married and we've been married a loooooong time :rotfl:



  • My good news is:

    For the first time in many months i finally feel in crontrol of my debt instead of it controlling me.
    I feel positive about the future. I WILL do this :j
    Yesterday i posted a load of stuff on ebay and if it sells for what i'm hoping, i should make enough money to clear one of my store cards in full :D
    I have loads more stuff to get on there too, hopefully i'll make enough to clear the other store card soon :D
    Why is there always so much month left at the end of my money? :doh:
  • Sorry, forgot to say, well done on clearing your overdraft, you must be over the moon.

    What a great feeling :)
    Why is there always so much month left at the end of my money? :doh:
  • tapladytaplady Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    Well done on the overdraft D&DD:beer:

    I know how you feel, we're in an IVA at the moment but it's great not to see DR on your bank statements!;)

    I like your idea for the good news thread! nice to have some good news for a change and to be able to share it with people who know what it's like!:grouphug:
    Do what you love :happyhear
  • Well done on the overdraft, that's great :T

    My good news - my cheque for shares has now cleared (company takeover @ work so my shares have been purchased) The money is now sitting in my ISA so after the 6th April, this will be used to clear my (interest free) credit card.

    Debt free gets closer and closer.
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 027

    Debt free: 6th April 06 :T Proud to have dealt with my debts
  • Good news! :think: Erm..............! :o :rotfl:

    Well I paid another £297.62 off my debts today as my loan payment came out! :confused::p
  • what an excellent idea D&DD. Perhaps it could run in the same format as what have you spent today ( what good thing has happened today ?)

    My good news is .........................

    Oh yeah I started my new job so i have earnt some money and my OH earned £10 for ref a footy match. and my son got 5 out of 5 for his spelling test he is only 5 bless him
  • mom23mom23 Forumite
    746 posts
    My good new is:
    we got a 15% bonus which means i can clear my Next balance at the end of the month !! :j (i would normally have frittered this away!)

    I have paid cash for everything this month instead of using cc especially my sons b/d present of a bike!!!

    And my son is back with his girlfriend after he "dumped" her(his words not mine!!!) He's 6!!! :rotfl:

    Well done with the OD D&DD :T
  • BatgirlBatgirl Forumite
    2K posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    My good news is similar to Little Miss Broke, I feel really good about money at the momnet. I remember for a long time feeling that the only way out was the lottery and we were so far in a tunnel that there was no light to indicate any end. We are now about 21months tops til we are out of debt then we are going to start hacking off the mortgage. :T I'm only 26 ( i know thats still old for many) and feel so grateful to have learnt so much about money over the last few months at a young age. I hate to think where we would be in 10 years time if we hadn't changed our thinking so much. Before spending money used to be my hobbie and give me a real buzz, now I get such a buzz seeing our savings go up, debt go down and getting a REAL bargain.

    Also received my first mystery shopping assignment yest, and made my first 80p :rotfl: doing an online survey. I now look at pennies instead of pounds and it feels great _party_

    Thanks for the great thread and congrats to everyone for their good news and taking control of their finances :D
    May 2015 £10 a day currently £208
  • tigerlilytigerlily Forumite
    1.2K posts
    Hmmm, good news for the week.......
    My elecricity supply will be changed over next Friday so cheaper bills.
    I finally got round to returning faulty and non-fitting items bought before my lightbulb moment to the shops yesterday.
    I had a £20 rebate from my water company (if you are with south west water all customers should get this!!) not much but better than nothing!!
    Debt free = December of March 2006 it is now January 2010..... as of December 2008 it is now December 2009 :j hopefully sooner!!
    :jDEBT FREE:j January 2012, took longer but I got there, all by myself, through sheer hard work and pride!
  • Chortle_2Chortle_2 Forumite
    403 posts
    Well done with the overdraft D&DD :T and fab idea for a thread!

    My good news... well. Properly back on the wagon after a small blip around Christmas, when I'd paid around £35k off of my debts, and convinced myself (:doh: ) that the remaining balances were 'manageable' and stopped fighting to reduce them :o
    Sig says my debt-free date is Nov 07 - but if I carry on paying in what I am at the moment, it'll be May-07 (want to give myself a few months to see if it is actually sustainable before I reduce it on my sig - would hate having to push it back!)
    And... this week I got copies of my bank statements for the last 6 years, and calculated that they owe me over £2k in punative charges!! Letter requesting payment has been sent, and when they pay up, it'll be another £2k off of my debt, and bring that debt-free date forward to before Christmas!!!
    Highest Debt (Sept 04) -> £41,300 :(
    Debt Free - August 2006!! :D

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