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    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 11th Apr 19, 7:33 PM
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    The Last Furlong
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    • 11th Apr 19, 7:33 PM
    The Last Furlong 11th Apr 19 at 7:33 PM
    Been round these parts before , just want a home now for the final push to be debt free . Not putting a definite date on it , but roughly around Summer 2020 would be good.

    I have around £2900 left to go ,not a lot in the scheme of things but enough to keep me on with the budgeting and being careful with the spends . Have learnt lots of useful tips and used advice from these forums over the past while.

    Here's to getting the Sunshine girl over the finishing line
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    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 13th Apr 19, 7:47 PM
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    Well I am snookered if it rains now as my wardrobe is full of sandals ! All my winter stuff is packed away in the suitcase.

    I have done tons more washing , bedding , mattress protectors on all both beds . Cleaned my windows , I only have 4 .

    Went to the beauticians for waxing and had a free eyebrow wax from loyalty visits so saved £6. I am limping into payday now , which is Friday but will be Thursday .

    eBay is going well , have had a few bids already.

    Need to wash up now and settle down for the evening.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Apr 19, 8:55 PM
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    Happy shiny new diary
    Scotland for Easter sounds good to me xx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 13th Apr 19, 9:02 PM
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    Happy shiny new diary
    Scotland for Easter sounds good to me xx
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Very much looking forward to it.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Apr 19, 9:05 PM
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    Very much looking forward to it.
    Originally posted by Sunshine girl2
    Good
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • Seasidegal58
    • By Seasidegal58 13th Apr 19, 9:20 PM
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    Good luck with the eBay bids!

    Have a well earned rest now after all that activity!
    Finally Debt Free! - July 2016
    Finished Emergency Fund- £10,000 April 2017

    MONTHS TO RETIREMENT: 18
    My diary: “Paid off the £31,000! BUT- still scrimping!”
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 13th Apr 19, 9:26 PM
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    Have subscribed Good luck with your journey. I've also got all my sandals out hence the cold, albeit very sunny weather!
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 £539.37
    Emergency Fund £3300/£10,000
    • BalanceBy50
    • By BalanceBy50 13th Apr 19, 9:40 PM
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    Have also subscribed! I am aiming to get 5 things in eBay tomorrow - I just don't enjoy taking the photos!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 14th Apr 19, 7:02 AM
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    I'm not brave enough for sandals yet!

    Happy Sunday xx
    September 6th 2017 - Updated February 2019
    Credit Card £0 now: £0 Dad £1500 = £0 Consolidation £15,000 = £8,200 Total = £25,330 £8,200 67% gone EMF #252 = £500/£1000
    Sealed pot challenge #024
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #071
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Apr 19, 1:09 PM
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    I dont do sandals
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 15th Apr 19, 6:34 PM
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    Now then which silly person put all her winter clothes away over the weekend ? Well that would be me , who had nothing warm to wear this morning, yes guilty of that as well . Compromised and went to work in jeans which I never normally do. I popped to Matalan on the way home to buy a hoodie with a zip for my forth coming trip to Scotland.

    Tomorrow I have a funeral to attend in the morning and am meeting up with a friend in the afternoon .

    My eBay items are going well , most have watchers and bids on them.

    Need to factor in spending money for this weekend, hoping not to need much .
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 15th Apr 19, 6:49 PM
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    I hope you get on all right at the funeral tomorrow.

    It's far too cold here for sandals and it rained late afternoon .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = £3,000/£5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = £855/£5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = £244.37/£500
    PREMIUM BONDS ME = £250. PREMIUM BONDS DH = £200
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th Apr 19, 7:13 PM
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    Hope funeral goes well & enjoy meeting your friend
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 15th Apr 19, 9:12 PM
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    At least you have it in that order. Hope your meeting with your friend is a welcome reprieve
    Car costs savings: 600
    Xmas savings 150
    IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN?
    • milann
    • By milann 17th Apr 19, 10:05 PM
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    Brave lady putting your winter clothes away already.
    Good luck with the last furlong - I’m. Sure you’ll do it.
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 18th Apr 19, 7:00 AM
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    Hope the funeral went well. x
    September 6th 2017 - Updated February 2019
    Credit Card £0 now: £0 Dad £1500 = £0 Consolidation £15,000 = £8,200 Total = £25,330 £8,200 67% gone EMF #252 = £500/£1000
    Sealed pot challenge #024
    Pay off all your debts by Christmas #071
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 18th Apr 19, 2:17 PM
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    Funeral was a great tribute to a lovely person, around. 200 people were there. A lovely catch up with my oldest and dearest friend with lunch thrown in.

    Yesterday was a work day , with volunteering in the evening , so not home until around 8pm, but a NSD to boot.

    Today is payday , I have finished at lunchtime to pack for early start tomorrow to Scotland. I am packing for every type of weather , but hope the sun is shining on me.

    My fuel bill has dropped by £8 a month and my pension increased by £4 a month . With the rise in C Tax I think I may have broken even! .
    To save money I am taking a packed lunch for the journey and will probably buy a hot drink en route . I am hoping to spend as little as possible , most meals are provided as is transport.

    EBay is going well , most of my items finish over the weekend.

    All have a great Easter with plenty of sunshine.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 18th Apr 19, 2:39 PM
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    Have a lovely trip to Scotland
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 16 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • Seasidegal58
    • By Seasidegal58 18th Apr 19, 5:34 PM
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    Enjoy your break Sunshine. Good idea to pack various weather type items just in case, but It looks like we're getting some glorious weather at the weekend so looking like you'll have a lovely time.
    x
    Finally Debt Free! - July 2016
    Finished Emergency Fund- £10,000 April 2017

    MONTHS TO RETIREMENT: 18
    My diary: “Paid off the £31,000! BUT- still scrimping!”
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 18th Apr 19, 9:26 PM
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    Have a lovely trip to Scotland
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thank you
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 18th Apr 19, 9:27 PM
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    Enjoy your break Sunshine. Good idea to pack various weather type items just in case, but It looks like we're getting some glorious weather at the weekend so looking like you'll have a lovely time.
    x
    Originally posted by Seasidegal58
    Thank you.
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