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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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    • milann
    • By milann 18th Apr 19, 9:39 PM
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    milann
    Have fun
    • BalanceBy50
    • By BalanceBy50 18th Apr 19, 10:05 PM
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    BalanceBy50
    Have a fab time in Scotland & fingers crossed you won't need all the clothes you have taken only the summery ones!

    Xx
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 18th Apr 19, 10:10 PM
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    beanielou
    Remember to look out for the new forth crossing~~ The Queensferry Crossing
    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.***
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 19th Apr 19, 7:44 AM
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    Nicnak
    Enjoy Scotland 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
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 19th Apr 19, 8:13 AM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Have a lovely weekend in Scotland Sunshine . I hope the weather is as sunny as it is where I am .
    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 = 2,560/5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = 150/5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = 244.37/500
    PREMIUM BONDS ME = 250. PREMIUM BONDS DH = 200
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 19th Apr 19, 8:47 AM
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    doingitanyway
    Off to Scotland. Lucky you! Enjoy
    Car costs savings: 600
    Xmas savings 150
    IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN?
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 19th Apr 19, 2:36 PM
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    Sunshine girl2
    Writing this on the coach , have been at Gretna Services and watched a wedding at the famous chapel. Tomorrow Inveraray and Sunday Glasgow , it appears Scotland doesn't follow England and it's shops are open and many other tourist places. The coach is very comfortable and air con is very welcome. The weather is just brill.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Apr 19, 8:01 PM
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    beanielou
    The weather has been great today
    Enjoy
    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.***
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 19th Apr 19, 8:09 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Have a fab time. Shamefully I've never been to Scotland but would love to go one day. Glad the weather has been so fab everywhere
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 539.37
    Emergency Fund 3300/10,000
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 19th Apr 19, 9:22 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Scotland is lovely SA you should go. I'm glad the coach is comfortable Sunshine .
    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 = 2,560/5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = 150/5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = 244.37/500
    PREMIUM BONDS ME = 250. PREMIUM BONDS DH = 200
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 19th Apr 19, 9:48 PM
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    Sunshine girl2
    Loch Lomond is vast , it's beautiful, can't wait to go on it tomorrow. We have had Scottish dancing tonight and now a singer. It's been a long tiring day so bed for me soon.

    Looking forward to tomorrow's outing Inveraray.
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 20th Apr 19, 7:28 AM
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    Sunshine girl2
    Just a check in before breakfast ,my things on eBay have done ok , nearly all sold. I will have to wait until I get home and posted everything to work out my profit.

    The weather looks like a sunny day again, we will see.
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 20th Apr 19, 7:30 AM
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    Sun Addict
    Well done on the eBay sales. Enjoy your trip
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 539.37
    Emergency Fund 3300/10,000
    • Onebrokelady
    • By Onebrokelady 20th Apr 19, 10:49 PM
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    Onebrokelady
    Enjoy your trip to Scotland,what perfect weather for it,I've always wanted to visit but not had the chance yet
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = 17,630 Paid To Date = 2,230 Total Now Owed = 15,400
    Emergency Fund = 1000 Xmas savings = 400
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 21st Apr 19, 4:59 PM
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    Sunshine girl2
    Fabulous day in Glasgow, Easter Sunday Service in the cathedral then a walk round the city. The weather of course has helped, but I would say Scotland is on my list to see more .

    Money wise I have only spent about 15 which is wonderful. I am dreading the journey home tomorrow as the traffic was horrendous coming.

    The upside is I am off the rest of the week, so can have some downtime at home .
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 21st Apr 19, 8:07 PM
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    beanielou
    Safe home tomorrow.
    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.***
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 21st Apr 19, 8:10 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Glad you've enjoyed your Scottish visit I agree that Loch Lomond is lovely. It is a beautiful country. I hope the traffic home isn't too slow.
    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 = 2,560/5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = 150/5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = 244.37/500
    PREMIUM BONDS ME = 250. PREMIUM BONDS DH = 200
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 21st Apr 19, 8:13 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Have a safe trip home, hope it's not too bad xx
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 539.37
    Emergency Fund 3300/10,000
    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 22nd Apr 19, 8:03 AM
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    Nicnak
    Hope your journey home is ok. 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
    • Sunshine girl2
    • By Sunshine girl2 23rd Apr 19, 12:12 PM
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    Sunshine girl2
    Made it back from Scotland and the traffic wasn't as bad as expected. Scotland is definitely on my return to destination list.

    Money wise not so bad, I spent 38 over 4 days, mostly lunches, couple of souvenirs and taxis to and from pick up points. Today sees my car in the garage to have some work on its suspension. Not sure how big the bill will be yet . Fingers crossed for under 150 . Have grandson staying tonight and tomorrow we are going to a football ground for a tour round.

    Have got all my holiday washing on the line , posted all eBay parcels , still have 8 items on so hoping for more sales. Have bought more premium bonds with the profit .
    Off for lunch now.
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