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    • takingcontrolatlast
    • By takingcontrolatlast 1st Apr 19, 11:46 AM
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    Debt Goals
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    • 1st Apr 19, 11:46 AM
    Debt Goals 1st Apr 19 at 11:46 AM

    I haven't posted in a very long time - I'm getting older and it feels like an eternity that i've been in debt and i really don't want to carry it on towards my retirement. My dreams for retirement do not include debt.

    Today is the 1st April and I have been the fool. I don't want to use this diary as a negative platform. i feel a new surge of inspiration as this time I have positive GOALS. I want to get out of debt because I want to plan my retirement and actually have some enjoyment from life, with my family and not just exist pay day to pay day.

    OK... so I'm breaking things down for me to manage and move forward with my goals.

    GOAL 1: Get Current with Bills

    The first goal to tackle is my car insurance which today will bounce. Stupid decision as I rely on transport for work.


    Liaise with the company to see if I can pay double next month. My budget next month will take a big hit as this is a double expense.

    I need to cut back on the food budget or try and bring in some additional income. I do have money gifted to me for Mothers Day which I can utilise towards the payment.

    Good to be back x
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    • foxgloves
    • By foxgloves 10th Jun 19, 7:03 AM
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    Sorry things are stressful with your Mum. I remember the stress of trying to get care plans up & running...... I lost my Mum last year, & Dad barely a year before that. You are right that all the hospital visiting is mentally & physically exhausting. We tried to take in packed lunch & snacks when we could, but I will freely admit we also used the hospital 'C*stas' more than we could really afford. We need to try & keep our good financial habits going in difficult times, but it does make it harder.
    My best wishes for you & your Mum anyway.
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    • takingcontrolatlast
    • By takingcontrolatlast 12th Jun 19, 8:59 PM
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    Thanks for your good wishes Foxgloves

    Yes I know you have been through the sad loss of your parents and you do understand the stress and difficulty of juggling everything. I'm finding it difficult to try and please everyone and I've just come to the conclusion that I can't.

    The unexpected extra finances that come with hospital visits (extra petrol, parking costs, canteen visits so that mum is out of the ward) etc have to come from somewhere... I have had to "dig into" the savings I have been putting away to pay my family member back. All my personal savings for the month are well spent!

    Everything is really stressful and I'm on automatic pilot at the moment.

    Hopefully the care plan will be finalised soon and life will become a little more relaxed.

    I have learned that an emergency fund needs to be put in place sooner than later!

    Weekend is nearly here - lets hope i can have NSDs till then

    Family Member Debt:30/1000 - August deadline

    Debts paid off
    Loan - 1400 Overdraft - 1700 Phone - 360 Loan - 2109 Provident - 1760 MBNA - 8000
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