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    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 25th Jun 13, 6:23 PM
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    When I'm 64!
    • #1
    • 25th Jun 13, 6:23 PM
    When I'm 64! 25th Jun 13 at 6:23 PM
    Hello everyone, I have gained so much inspiration from reading various diaries, that I have decided to post one of my own.

    In February 2012, I purchased a house of my own following the break up of my long term relationship. House was 162,500 with a mortgage of 127,000 over 20 years meaning monthly repayments are 716.48

    The 20 year term meant that I would be mortgage free age 64 . It was always my intention to over pay, as I didn't want to be working to pay for a mortgage into my sixties.

    I have taken the first year to get used to paying bills and budgeting. I now have a plan of action in mind to overpay, save and enjoy life

    I need to build up an emergency fund, as all of my savings were wiped out purchasing the house. I currently have 2,690 in an ISA, need to try and fill it by the end of the tax year.

    Since May, I have rounded up the mortgage payment to 750, I think that is known as a Tilly Tidy A small overpayment, but a start nonetheless.

    I want to be mortgage free before my 60th birthday, so I can retire, this is definitely achievable and I am hopeful that I can knock a few more years off along the way
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    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 14th Mar 14, 9:08 PM
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    So I have noticed an unauthorised visa debit payment has left my account

    A dispute has been raised and I have asked for the card to be cancelled and a new one with a new number to be issued. Sometimes it seems like it is one hassle after another.
    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 25th Mar 14, 6:43 PM
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    Managed an overpayment of 385 this month the only problem is I don't know how I managed it. Mortgage now stands at 116,852.
    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 25th Jun 14, 12:40 PM
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    I joined this site a year ago today. At the time my mortgage stood at 120,745, it now stands at 115,306. I have also had to buy a car this year, which affected my overpayments, but I have kept plugging away and hope to up the overpayments over the next year. My current mortgage free date is October 2031, so I have knocked off 5 months so far, again I hope to improve on this over the coming year.
    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 28th Aug 14, 5:56 PM
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    I have scraped together 1000 and moved it to my offset, so feel like I am moving in the right direction. I have also helped OH with sorting out her mortgage and she is now due to finish in 4 years rather than the 11 she had left. I think she now understands why I have been trying to overpay as much as possible.
  • hanging_on_in_there...
    Well done! That's allot of money to put by!
    Trying our best!
    1st mortgage: was 23,127.00 now 22,480.00.
    Offset 20,100.00.. MF Jan 2015.
    2nd mortgage: was 13,900.00. Now 13,608. MF March 2016 or sooner!
    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 8th Nov 14, 10:44 AM
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    I have had a lot going on recently, but the upshot of it has meant that I have been able to move a large amount to my offset, clear my car loan and put some money into a couple of 5% interest current accounts.

    Mortgage balance = 113,991.68
    Offset balance = 32,305.76
    This means that I have 81,685.92 outstanding

    I have cleared over 45,000 since February 2012. I'm pleased with this, but definitely need to keep going.

    Thanks to all of you who are regular posters on the MFW board, you are keeping me going.
    • Tilly MFW in 6 YRS
    • By Tilly MFW in 6 YRS 8th Nov 14, 11:25 AM
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    Tilly MFW in 6 YRS
    That's brilliant progress

    Tilly x x
    2004 387k 29 years - MF March 2033
    2011 309k 10 years - MF March 2021.
    Achieved Goal: 28/08/15
    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 25th Jun 15, 11:33 AM
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    Time for my anniversary update.

    Current mortgage balance is 110323, of which 33711 is offset leaving 76612 owing. Daily interest is 5.96 down from the original 11.18 in February 2012.

    In addition to the offset, I have 5000 earning 5%, although this will reduce to 4000 once my Flexdirect year is up. I also have around 1000 set aside for yearly bills etc.

    Since July I have been investing in a S&S ISA and have invested 3700 so far. Current monthly contribution is 200 but this is under review as I had a pay cut of 170 net per month

    I tend to browse the forums most days and am grateful for the regular posters who have helped keep me on track.
    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 3rd Apr 16, 10:17 AM
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    In the dim and distant past I was persuaded to take out an endowment for my first mortgage. Through various moves I kept paying into this and this month it paid out. While it was not enough to clear that original mortgage it has made a healthy contribution to my offset.

    I now have just over 62,000 offset, which leaves me with just 40,000 left to pay. I have various scenarios worked out, but if all stays the same then I should be fully offset by March 2020, which would be fantastic and hopefully allow for retirement three years later at 57.
    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 28th Jun 17, 6:27 PM
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    Well over a year since I last posted, although I do read a few diaries on a regular basis.

    I remortgaged in February and currently owe 52340, offset is 20000 so 32340 owing in total. The fix will finish in Feb 2020, and by my calculations I will be left with a balance of around 7300, I currently have this in accounts earning more than my mortgage interest.

    All being well the mortgage will be done and dusted in 8 years! Early retirement at 55 is not a forlorn hope after all
    • Kittenkirst
    • By Kittenkirst 28th Jun 17, 7:17 PM
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    Fab to read your progress

    You'll smash those figures!
    2018 MFW #20 - OP 3000.58/ 3000 100%
    June: 182.76 July: 356.59 Aug: 461.02

    Mortgage Oct '16 170.995 LTV 90% end: Nov 2041
    Overpayments 2016 255.50 2017 2600.40
    • Staffordia
    • By Staffordia 17th Apr 18, 11:35 AM
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    Lots of changes on the horizon. My GF retired (early I have to add) last summer, and is really enjoying the freedom she has.

    I am in the process of selling my house, and purchasing a bigger one, which means a temporary increase in the mortgage. GF will then sell her house and move up with me, house will then become ours, and the mortgage paid off.

    Only fly in the ointment is my conveyancer who is holding things up, we are now 3 months into the process!

    Keeping my fingers crossed that it won't be long now, I initially specified a moving date of 18th April, not going to happen!

    If this all pans out, I will be on track to retire early in 4 years.
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