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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

    MoneySavingExpert.com update, Tuesday 15 Jan 2019

    Forumite please-let-me-be-lucky shared her inspirational story on the Martin Lewis Money Show this week.

    In 2011 a motorcycle accident left her husband with a severe brain injury. At the time, they owed nearly £24,000 on credit cards. Thanks to her incredible perseverance, all while being a full-time carer, they’re debt-free.

    You can watch the story of her amazing achievement on the Martin Lewis Money Show.

    Alternatively, grab a cuppa, sit down and read the thread with her diary below (or catch up on events after the show here).
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 15-01-2019 at 5:48 PM.
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 4th May 18, 2:33 PM
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    WannabeFree
    Hope today's been better for you Lucky

    x
    “Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the way.”

    POAMAYC 19 #70 £1561/£2070
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 4th May 18, 8:42 PM
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    Thanks all. Mr Lucky is much more himself today thank goodness!

    Lots of jobs ticked off the list, so just the packing to do now. Oakley went to stay with his doggie family today, as she is taking the pack (she has 6 of her own dogs ) to Scotland for the weekend, and asked if Oakley could go a couple of days early so he could have a holiday too. I know he’s happy there, but I miss him already .

    3 more sleeps then the adventure begins .
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 4th May 18, 8:46 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Oakley will have a whale of a time. I always miss our dog when we go on holiday.

    Can't believe it's only 3 days now. Bet the boys are super excited
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 £115.68
    Debt £1070
    Weight loss 3.5/9LBS
    Emergency Fund £3260/£10,000
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 4th May 18, 8:53 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Not just the boys SA, I am ridiculously excited too. I’ve joined a FB forum and everyone is out there now posting blogs of what they are up to. It’s super addictive!!! Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th May 18, 8:57 PM
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    beanielou
    3 sleeps
    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 6th May 18, 8:41 PM
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    All packed apart from toiletries etc that we will need in the morning. Train from Newcastle to Manchester is at 12.06 tomorrow. We fly Tuesday morning.

    So excited!

    Weather has been amazing this weekend. Hope it’s as good in Florida Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Fortune Smiles
    • By Fortune Smiles 6th May 18, 8:45 PM
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    Fortune Smiles
    Have an amazing time Lucky.

    Fortune x
    Mortgage: 10% paid Overpayments 2019: 585.83 Emergency Fund: 47% Car Loan Remaining: 100%

    Read my work here and here (scroll down for text). Free to read but ratings and reviews very much appreciated.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th May 18, 8:47 PM
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    beanielou
    Hope you all have a fabatooni time
    Relax & enjoy xx
    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.***
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 6th May 18, 8:52 PM
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    Have a wonderful time Lucky, Mum comes home on Wednesday - she is leaving Florida on Tuesday! Look out for a little older lady who looks confused

    Big love xxxxxx
    Sealed Pot 12 - 008, 365, 1p a day, 1%, 100 days, Saving to be out of debt!
    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 7th May 18, 8:28 AM
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    Woo hoo, so excited for you. Have a fab time and enjoy yourself.

    According to my phone app weather in Florida is around 30 degree.

    xx
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
    Debt free and saving for my future
    Ebay/surveys £3000/£269.10 Declutter 365/32 FEB grocery challenge £300/£314.56
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 7th May 18, 2:27 PM
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    Have an amazing time Lucky

    x
    “Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the way.”

    POAMAYC 19 #70 £1561/£2070
    • *Robin*
    • By *Robin* 7th May 18, 2:35 PM
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    *Robin*
    Bon voyage!
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 7th May 18, 6:40 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Have an amazing time in Florida Lucky, you deserve it
    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
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 7th May 18, 8:28 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Have an absolutely fantastic fabulous time xx
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 £115.68
    Debt £1070
    Weight loss 3.5/9LBS
    Emergency Fund £3260/£10,000
    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 7th May 18, 8:43 PM
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    redofromstart
    Happy holidays to you all Lucky
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 7th May 18, 9:05 PM
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    Knit Witch
    Have a great time Lucky (you deserve a wonderful holibob!)
    Must use my stash up!
    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 12th May 18, 4:57 PM
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    mummytogirls
    Hope you're having a brilliant time PLMBL xx
    Mummytogirls x

    £23164.32 - 12/12/10
    £5419.83 - 08/04/18 - 76.61% paid off
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th May 18, 5:33 PM
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    beanielou
    Looks like you are having a fab time
    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.***
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 17th May 18, 9:23 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Welcome home Lucky. Looks like you had an amazing time, hope the jet lag isn't too bad xx
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 £115.68
    Debt £1070
    Weight loss 3.5/9LBS
    Emergency Fund £3260/£10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th May 18, 9:34 PM
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    beanielou
    Welcome home Lucky. Looks like you had an amazing time, hope the jet lag isn't too bad xx
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    From me too xx
    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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