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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
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    smallholdingsister's strivings
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    • 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
    smallholdingsister's strivings 10th Aug 15 at 11:39 AM
    Righto, so as Ed says later (ooh I can time travel!) One can't rebrand oneself on MSE. However...
    I do feel - and partly because of the experiences of another MFW who was getting somewhat robust criticism for not being hard core enough - that, well, I'm not nearly hardcore enough.
    So here I am. 43. Mortgage due to expire when I'm 55.
    I am going to try for getting rid of it by 50. Including a move to a smallholding as that's what I am aiming for (no s h i t!).
    I am planning a LOT of storecupboard challenges and a LOT of fiscal fasts.
    Here goes!
    Last edited by smallholdingsister; 10-08-2015 at 6:00 PM.
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    • pavlovs_dog
    • By pavlovs_dog 10th Aug 15, 12:03 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 12:03 PM
    Happy new diary
    know thyself

    MFW 2018 #22 - 2180.08 /6,000 (36%)
    MFi3 v4 #29 target 75,000

    Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus...
    • Radish72
    • By Radish72 10th Aug 15, 12:04 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 12:04 PM
    Hello and welcome to MFW
    Mortgage Aug12 165K, Apr18 34500
    OP's in 2017 3000 ish
    ISA challenge start 2017 3000/500 (16%)
    • lippy1923
    • By lippy1923 10th Aug 15, 12:18 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 12:18 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 12:18 PM
    Good luck with the new diary. I have just started mine too. I will be lurking
    Total Mortgage OP 25,000
    House Value 280,000 Mortgage 81,316
    Emergency Fund 25,000

    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 10th Aug 15, 1:05 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 1:05 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 1:05 PM
    You're a newbie all over again! Looking forward - as always - to your posts.
    NST Survive July #4; NSD 9/15; Ex 13/20 ; craft / (77); remove 29 (509)
    2018 Pay off: 2334; 2
    018 sell 49.10; WLOSW /10

    Mortgage 20,809 (01/14: 78,201; 01/15: 59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • CathT
    • By CathT 10th Aug 15, 1:23 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 1:23 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 1:23 PM
    Hello shiny new diary
    June 2018 -
    part 1 - 77,571
    part 2 - 45,272
    Total - 122,843
    • AlexLK
    • By AlexLK 10th Aug 15, 1:33 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 1:33 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 1:33 PM
    I'd only just found your other diary ...
    2018 totals:
    Savings 11,200
    Mortgage Overpayments 5,500
    • Watty1
    • By Watty1 10th Aug 15, 2:17 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 2:17 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 2:17 PM
    Waving hello to reincarnation
    Mortgage at start of diary Sept 2013: 132,995 Aug 2015 0
    Overpaid next mortgage. 79,491 down to 27152
    Changing focus for now
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Aug 15, 2:34 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 2:34 PM
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    • 10th Aug 15, 2:34 PM
    Ha ha Alex.

    The feedback is
    garden too small
    garage too small
    where's the drive?
    Kitchen too small.

    They are true, false, WTF? and false IMHO.
    • earthgirl
    • By earthgirl 10th Aug 15, 3:42 PM
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    Oooh love a new diary and the positivity it seems to bring! Feeling inspired already!
    15/5/12 Paid off Mortgage 1 (220k) Bought Dream House Dec 13 - Mortage 2 -116,508. 15/7/18 Mortgage Free Again
    Kids savings 13,578/36k
    2k Monthly buffer 1.2 /2k 5k Travel budget 0/5k
    • edinburgher
    • By edinburgher 10th Aug 15, 3:45 PM
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    It's impossible to rebrand yourself on MFW, too many people figure out how you are

    *Welcome* to the board mystery poster!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Aug 15, 6:06 PM
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    Cheers Ed.

    Well left home at 7.30, sat down finally at 5.45.
    All children exhausted and the Puppylove and Plops.
    I would post a pic but am not allowed yet.
    Here are five rules of etiquette for PC parents
    * do not insist your child moves up a group
    * do not coach your child during the lesson
    * do not take an infant in the arena
    * do not sit randomly in the middle of the arena and then play on your 'phone for an hour
    * do not try to flog totally unsuitable ponies to smallholding sister for her seven year old because you have forgotten she has seen them kicking, bucking and broncing.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 10th Aug 15, 6:43 PM
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    Hurray you're on a roll! Welcome to MFW, Oh Newbie

    As for hardcore ... I always think about Hypno, who was repaying huge amounts of debt, sometimes with interest rates of 25%, but she insisted her kids shouldn't suffer, and they got their skiing holidays and school trips etc. And you're not even in debt in that way! But you're sort of doing the same thing, so good luck to you
    Retired August 2016
    • Watty1
    • By Watty1 10th Aug 15, 6:51 PM
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    Pony club mothers
    Mortgage at start of diary Sept 2013: 132,995 Aug 2015 0
    Overpaid next mortgage. 79,491 down to 27152
    Changing focus for now
    • Mrs_E
    • By Mrs_E 10th Aug 15, 7:25 PM
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    Not sure what I missed, but welcome to your new diary
    • Goldiegirl
    • By Goldiegirl 10th Aug 15, 7:50 PM
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    Ooh, a nice new home

    Regarding hardcore-ness.

    If there's no debt emergency situation going on, I think a MFW person can be as hardcore or soft core as they like, the decision is theirs and nobody else's.
    Early retired - 18th December 2014
    If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough
    • Secret Saving Squirrel
    • By Secret Saving Squirrel 10th Aug 15, 10:19 PM
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    I agree with Goldie. However, if your small holding dreams are to come true, at the same time as your children become more and more expensive, then going hardcore with the other expenses is pretty much necessary....! Don't get me started on the costs involved in growing three small people into big, strong, accomplished adults!
    Paid off mortgage nine years early in 2013. Now picking and choosing our work to fit in with the rest of our lives!
    Still thrifty though, after all these years
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 11th Aug 15, 9:34 AM
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    ... growing three small people into big, strong, accomplished adults!
    Originally posted by Secret Saving Squirrel
    Thats a great way of putting it, I love it
    Retired August 2016
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Aug 15, 10:27 AM
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    Me too. Please God we can actually achieve that!
    • misscousinitt
    • By misscousinitt 11th Aug 15, 10:35 AM
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    Welcome SHS!

    Looking forward to reading your new adventures.

    I second Goldie about being hardcore - it's your own decision.

    MCI
    Mortgage Free x 1 03.11.2012 - House rented out Feb 2016
    Mortgage No 2: 89, 489.14 (20.06.2018)
    OP's to Date 6000

    Renovation Fund:736.95;
    Nectar Points Balance: approx 2.50 (after microwave purchase
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