From -£1,523.00 to +£50,000

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
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  • Just noticed you have a & l ,i would recommend nationwide flex account ,much better for mb.Only opened ours about 2 weeks ago,kicking ourselves now.
    PP
    Life is short, smile while you still have teeth :D
  • U4EA_2U4EA_2 Forumite
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    I actually applied for a Nationwide card but they wouldn't give me one. I asked in the branch why this was - mentioning that I already had two debits cards on healthy accounts (I have never gone into the red) - and they said that it maybe a case that their credit assesors thought that I may already have too many facilities.

    One thing is that I am not listed on the electoral roll at my current addy. My idea is to batter all the £ bookies (I've still got a few to go) and, once I am on the electoral role and have much better finances, I will reapply and see what they say. A good few months will have passed in the meantime.

    BTW I had just added "get on electoral roll" to my "to do" list.
    "So, I've decided to take my work back underground... to stop it falling into the wrong hands..."
  • Also add Bet 365 as an immediate thing to do .It can be a real money spinner.
    Life is short, smile while you still have teeth :D
  • Hey

    sounds like a brilliant idea

    i wish you the best of luck - wish i had the motivation to turn my life around in such a drastic way!


    x
  • U4EA_2U4EA_2 Forumite
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    My people,

    How would you like the updates? I am thinking I will do a summary post at least once a week like Dongle does on GIOL. I will also continue to keep the first post a "rolling post". The purpose of it will be mostly to show the figures. I will try to draw up an Excel ss tonight or tomorrow that will help and maybe give some automatic stats etc that to make things a little more interesting

    So - what you say peeps? Initial rolling post and weekly diary as standard and the rest of it can just be chat, tips etc. I will try to post as regularly as possible... which is good, because it means I have got to have a reason to post!
    "So, I've decided to take my work back underground... to stop it falling into the wrong hands..."
  • U4EA_2U4EA_2 Forumite
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    OK, now THIS is going to throw you all.

    I just had a phone call from my sister. My maternal Grandmother died 3 years ago. I had only met her once and didn't mourn her death. I have just found out that I have been bequeathed £1,048. The cheque is sitting in the glove compartment of my sister's car.

    Now what the hell was the chances of that happenening?

    That's now 1/56th of it done in day one. If I keep up this rate, I should make £382,520 in 12 months.

    That was so improbable, I wish it would have happened later on in the blog because, frankly, it sounds like BS.
    "So, I've decided to take my work back underground... to stop it falling into the wrong hands..."
  • Thats great news ,did you get put on the electoral role.
    Life is short, smile while you still have teeth :D
  • U4EA_2U4EA_2 Forumite
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    I've not had a chance. I was so busy at work today it was stupid, and I got almost no sleep last night at all as I was up late working on things. I got a bit of MBing done tonight - I will try and post an update before I go to bed.

    I pick up the cheque tomorrow! :j :j :j
    "So, I've decided to take my work back underground... to stop it falling into the wrong hands..."
  • I totally understand the no sleep part,i sleep about 3 hours a day during the week (nightshifts).
    I ll see if i can trace an online link for you to do it online.
    Get the cheque banked straight away.
    Life is short, smile while you still have teeth :D
  • U4EA_2U4EA_2 Forumite
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    Seeing as you've been with me from the start, I'll let you decide...

    Should I count the cheque towards the total? I think I should as - even though it's pretty random - so is life!
    "So, I've decided to take my work back underground... to stop it falling into the wrong hands..."
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