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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Nov 14, 2:19 PM
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    beanielou
    Baby steps to mortgage freedom for beanielou.
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    • 4th Nov 14, 2:19 PM
    Baby steps to mortgage freedom for beanielou. 4th Nov 14 at 2:19 PM
    My first thread on the MFW board!!
    My mortgage has 6 & 1/2 years left to run.
    My income seems to decrease more & more & it becomes more & and more of a challange to pay my hefty(to me) mortgage.
    I have managed an overpayment last month as I got some 's unexpectedly.
    My biggest fear is not being able to pay my mortgage & loosing my home.
    So I have decided that baby steps are the way forward~even a fiver or a tenner overpaid in a month is better than nothing.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 11th Apr 18, 11:55 AM
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    Karmacat
    That sounds good, beanie, glad to hear it.
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Apr 18, 1:24 PM
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    beanielou
    That sounds good, beanie, glad to hear it.
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Yes it is indeed good
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Apr 18, 7:45 PM
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    beanielou
    In other news I have had my odd job man round.
    My wooden conservatory has a hole on one bit of it because the wood has started to rot. It is slightly worse than I thought but anyway it needs to be sorted. So he will do it ASAP so more moisture/rain doesent get in & make it even worse.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 11th Apr 18, 8:17 PM
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    Have you mended after your tumble at the crossing. The acupuncture sounds like it really helps you .

    Good to get jobs done .
    CC1 2980 Feb 2019.
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 11th Apr 18, 8:20 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    In other news I have had my odd job man round.
    My wooden conservatory has a hole on one bit of it because the wood has started to rot. It is slightly worse than I thought but anyway it needs to be sorted. So he will do it ASAP so more moisture/rain doesent get in & make it even worse.
    Originally posted by beanielou

    Yes better to get it done before it gets worse and costs more. Annoying though.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = 58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Apr 18, 8:28 PM
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    Yes better to get it done before it gets worse and costs more. Annoying though.
    Originally posted by HairyHandofDartmoor
    Yes, could certainly have done without it.
    As you say needs to be done now before it gets any worse.
    It has served me so well over the years & I love it in the summer as it is so warm.
    Anyway my odd job man is fab & will do a fab job & wont rip me off which is great
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Apr 18, 8:30 PM
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    beanielou
    Have you mended after your tumble at the crossing. The acupuncture sounds like it really helps you .

    Good to get jobs done .
    Originally posted by Cumbria lass
    Getting there slowly.
    Still quite bruised and sore but it could have been so much worse.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Apr 18, 8:34 PM
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    beanielou
    A funny wee story!!
    It got very cold in the house earlier.
    Thought on flip the heating is not working
    Well it wasent because the cat was lying on the controller & it was registering his heat
    That's my best boy
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 11th Apr 18, 8:54 PM
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    Aww even your cat is mse saving you money on heating xx
    NEXT TARGET BARCLAYCARD WAS Jan 19 4299 NOW 2995.93
    POAMAYC 2011 6382.66 POAMAYC 2012 5000.78
    POAMAYC 2013 3480.04 POAMAYC 2014 4085.14
    POAMAYC 2015 7565.24 POAMAYC 2016 8000.90
    POAMAYC 2017 7278.80 POAMAYC 2018 13039.59
    POAMAYC 2019 1568.91
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 11th Apr 18, 8:59 PM
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    Funny cat
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = 58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 12th Apr 18, 8:19 PM
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    Thought on flip the heating is not working
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I demand that the weather recognise it is Spring! not Winter!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Apr 18, 9:16 PM
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    I demand that the weather recognise it is Spring! not Winter!
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    So agree. So cold today.

    So tired today.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Apr 18, 9:17 PM
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    Big thanks to a lovely readrer.
    You know who you are
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Apr 18, 8:44 PM
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    beanielou
    I am so tired.
    Nothing to report today.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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.***
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 13th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Early night for you Miss!

    Get your best boy to snuggle you in Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 13th Apr 18, 9:22 PM
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    Hope you feel less tired tomorrow Beanie. Sleep well.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = 58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 14th Apr 18, 11:19 AM
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    mummytogirls
    So funny about the cat laying on the heating thermostat Beanie!!! Trying to help you keep costs down bless him ha xx
    Mummytogirls x

    23164.32 - 12/12/10
    5419.83 - 08/04/18 - 76.61% paid off
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 14th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    Has the sun shown its face in Scotland Beanie? It has further South and it came just when I was losing the will to live. I was at work all day but even so
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Apr 18, 8:49 PM
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    The sun put a wee appearence in.
    Got some towels dried out side.
    Meant to get much warmer next week.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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 14th Apr 18, 9:00 PM
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    Hurrah for sun
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = 58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
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