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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 6th Nov 14, 4:53 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Three choices in life; Give up, Give in or Give all you've got!!
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    • 6th Nov 14, 4:53 PM
    Three choices in life; Give up, Give in or Give all you've got!! 6th Nov 14 at 4:53 PM
    This is my 2nd diary on MSE. My first diary, "When I asked for luck I didn't mean the bad variety!!" has to be closed as it's reached over 5000 posts!! It can be found here;

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3911061

    In 2011 my Husband had a motorcycle accident resulting in a severe brain injury, memory problems and Epilepsy. Unfortunately he is getting worse not better and I am now his full time Carer, which can be challenging, but I'm ever grateful he is still here! I also have 2 boys aged 10 and almost 5, a part time job and I'm currently a Beaver Leader but I've just given notice to leave at Christmas (as much as it pains me!) as I just can't manage that too. The last 3.5 years have been hard going for lots of reasons, but worth it. Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day!!

    At the time of the accident we owed over 23,700 on credit cards and we currently owe just over 3000. Hopefully this diary will see us getting debt free forever! I hope you'll join me.

    Lucky Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 14th Apr 18, 6:13 PM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    Lucky, you only live once, you know you will figure out the spends for the holiday, you manage it all really well - I know you don't believe it but you do.
    so hang on there. It will be ok

    Also Benbenandme has some links in her diary about surveys and stuff - might be some there you don't have?

    Take care XXX
    Frugal Living Challenge, Pound a Day challenge, Sealed Pot Challenge Debt 4990 (March)
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 14th Apr 18, 6:42 PM
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    WannabeFree
    Glad you're feeling a bit better Lucky.

    I know you're worried about the holiday and spending but try and take some time to yourself. As long as you can be fed and have a bed then you will have a lovely time. My mum always said to us growing up we'd be skint at home so might as well be skint somewhere nice

    I'm sure you'll all have an amazing time

    x
    Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 14th Apr 18, 6:42 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Can I join in with the fat and skint group
    Originally posted by Knit Witch
    The more the merrier .

    Lucky, you only live once, you know you will figure out the spends for the holiday, you manage it all really well - I know you don't believe it but you do.
    so hang on there. It will be ok

    Also Benbenandme has some links in her diary about surveys and stuff - might be some there you don't have?

    Take care XXX
    Originally posted by Buffythedebtslayer
    Thanks Buffles, will check it out.

    Mum and her partner are at the Grand National. I asked them to put a fiver on for me and they picked the winner . I think that means Im 50 up .

    Still hate the race though Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 14th Apr 18, 6:44 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Glad you're feeling a bit better Lucky.

    I know you're worried about the holiday and spending but try and take some time to yourself. As long as you can be fed and have a bed then you will have a lovely time. My mum always said to us growing up we'd be skint at home so might as well be skint somewhere nice

    I'm sure you'll all have an amazing time

    x
    Originally posted by WannabeFree
    I love this, thank you Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Apr 18, 8:46 PM
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    beanielou
    Good news on the 50 quid
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 15th Apr 18, 3:05 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Great news on the win - I didn't even have a go on the work sweepstakes this year.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 250.33
    Debt 2572.50
    April NSDs 2 AFDs 3
    Weight loss 7/10LBS Emergency Fund 2000/10,000
    Dining room fund
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 15th Apr 18, 6:41 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    DHs Best Mate has had a bike crash this afternoon. Thankfully no head injury but has a broken jaw, face, collar bone, ribs and leg Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 15th Apr 18, 6:44 PM
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    pennywisepoundstupid
    So sorry to hear about DH's mate, very scary news. xx
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
    Debt free and saving for my future
    Long term savings 10,000 Holiday spends 1000/349.02 Kitchen savings stage 1 1500/160.24
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th Apr 18, 7:01 PM
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    beanielou
    Blimey, thats not good
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
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