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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 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. MFW 2018. No 144
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Oct 18, 8:47 PM
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    It's done now so try not to worry about it. How quickly can you pay off the loan?
    Originally posted by HairyHandofDartmoor
    Not quick enough


    All depends on how much I can afford to overpay.
    Which at the moment is diddley squat.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 11th Oct 18, 8:48 PM
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    Sun Addict
    What's done is done. Sometimes we learn the hard way ....
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
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    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Oct 18, 8:49 PM
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    beanielou
    What's done is done. Sometimes we learn the hard way ....
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    .

    We do indeed.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 12th Oct 18, 8:47 PM
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    Cumbria lass
    What's the civic reception about ? Are you able to take a guest with you , who could perhaps drive .

    As everyone has said what's done is done.

    Hope you have been ok in the wind and rain today x
    CC1 3609
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 12th Oct 18, 8:49 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Hope you are feeling a bit more positive today Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 37/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Oct 18, 8:55 PM
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    What's the civic reception about ? Are you able to take a guest with you , who could perhaps drive .

    As everyone has said what's done is done.

    Hope you have been ok in the wind and rain today x
    Originally posted by Cumbria lass
    Celebrating volunteering.
    I have declined the invitation.
    No guests were allowed

    It certainly was very windy & very very wet.

    Did manage to get to the library & pick up my books so that was good.
    So if I dont get out over the weekend all will be well
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Oct 18, 8:58 PM
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    Hope you are feeling a bit more positive today Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Thanks Lucky xx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 12th Oct 18, 9:07 PM
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    No point in going then if you don't know anyone . A guest would at least been someone to speak to. Glad to hear you got to the library. I have put my plant pots near my door , we have canopies and bin sheds outside so at least they don't blow over.
    CC1 3609
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Oct 18, 9:15 PM
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    beanielou
    No point in going then if you don't know anyone . A guest would at least been someone to speak to. Glad to hear you got to the library. I have put my plant pots near my door , we have canopies and bin sheds outside so at least they don't blow over.
    Originally posted by Cumbria lass
    Indeed
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • milann
    • By milann 13th Oct 18, 5:20 PM
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    Has been very windy here too - a tree blew over in the school grounds over the path the parents bring the kiddy winks - thankfully all the children were safely in school at the time and council cleared it before the end of the day. Dh boss had the windows blown out of his house -he is quite high on an exposed hill -again luckily no one was around to be hurt by the debris...

    Stay safe and warm this weekend Benaie xx
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Oct 18, 5:50 PM
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    Thanks Milann xx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 13th Oct 18, 9:22 PM
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    Hope you've had a good day Beanie and didn't need to go out in the rain.
    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 13th Oct 18, 10:05 PM
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    Hope your weekend is going well
    Emergency fund 700/1000
    If not now then when?
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Oct 18, 11:06 AM
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    Hope you've had a good day Beanie and didn't need to go out in the rain.
    Originally posted by HairyHandofDartmoor
    I did not go out & a friend popped in
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Oct 18, 11:08 AM
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    Hope your weekend is going well
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    It is ok thanks

    Going out for tea tonight with my mum.
    It will be dark when I come back but I know the road & it will be fine.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • edinburgher
    • By edinburgher 14th Oct 18, 11:25 AM
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    I hate driving in the dark, particularly motorways around rush hour. My particular phobia is overly confident lorry drivers who drive up your !!!! because they're happy doing 60 mph on a slip road in the !!!!ing rain
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Oct 18, 11:35 AM
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    I hate driving in the dark, particularly motorways around rush hour. My particular phobia is overly confident lorry drivers who drive up your !!!! because they're happy doing 60 mph on a slip road in the !!!!ing rain
    Originally posted by edinburgher
    I just really really hate it & usually try to avoid it at all costs.
    I get very anxious too which certainly does not help.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Oct 18, 11:36 AM
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    I hate driving in the dark, particularly motorways around rush hour. My particular phobia is overly confident lorry drivers who drive up your !!!! because they're happy doing 60 mph on a slip road in the !!!!ing rain
    Originally posted by edinburgher
    They certainly dont help
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Oct 18, 12:31 PM
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    So I have made my peace with my decision to move some of the loan to the 0% interest credit card.
    So I now have the loan, one 0% credit card & the mortgage.

    Did think about going back to DFW but will stay where I am
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 14th Oct 18, 12:47 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    So I have made my peace with my decision to move some of the loan to the 0% interest credit card.
    So I now have the loan, one 0% credit card & the mortgage.

    Did think about going back to DFW but will stay where I am
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Glad you've made peace with it. Enjoy your tea with your mum.
    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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