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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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    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 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
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    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jul 18, 6:59 AM
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    Glad you made some money from the car boot sale. I wish money grew on trees .
    Originally posted by HairyHandofDartmoor
    I dont have any trees
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I wish it grew on trees too!

    Beanie, if it did, Id send you weekly prunings!
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jul 18, 10:17 AM
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    beanielou
    Thank you Lucky
    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
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jul 18, 4:06 PM
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    My wonderful friend nominated us for this....

    https://www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/news-offers/competitions/nominate-a-family-to-enjoy-the-ultimate-family-summer/

    And weve been selected as finalists!!!!!! Off to London for the awards next week
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jul 18, 4:12 PM
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    beanielou
    So happy for you
    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
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jul 18, 4:18 PM
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    Thanks Beanie Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jul 18, 4:31 PM
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    beanielou
    Al least you will get a wee trip to London
    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
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jul 18, 4:39 PM
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    Al least you will get a wee trip to London
    Originally posted by beanielou
    This is what we are excited about! Not really thinking we will win the whole thing, just happy to get to go to London for free Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 10th Jul 18, 4:40 PM
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    Knit Witch
    My wonderful friend nominated us for this....

    https://www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/news-offers/competitions/nominate-a-family-to-enjoy-the-ultimate-family-summer/

    And weve been selected as finalists!!!!!! Off to London for the awards next week
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Oooh good luck! (and I hope you win, you deserve it!)
    V3ry - 389.60
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jul 18, 4:50 PM
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    Aw, thanks KW Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Eager_Elephant
    • By Eager_Elephant 10th Jul 18, 6:29 PM
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    The ABS-olute stunner Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    My friend has had a look and wondered if you had considered hiring him out for hen parties etc
    Ninja Saving Turtle No. 1 for August
    NSD - 9/15
    (up to 12/8/18)
    My Diary is here - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2175629 (Eager Elephants Effective Everyday Excursion)
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jul 18, 6:32 PM
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    My friend has had a look and wondered if you had considered hiring him out for hen parties etc
    Originally posted by Eager_Elephant


    Glad your friend finds him easy on the eye Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 10th Jul 18, 7:14 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    My wonderful friend nominated us for this....

    https://www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/news-offers/competitions/nominate-a-family-to-enjoy-the-ultimate-family-summer/

    And weve been selected as finalists!!!!!! Off to London for the awards next week
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    That's amazing . Good luck I hope you win .
    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 10th Jul 18, 8:29 PM
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    beanielou
    My friend has had a look and wondered if you had considered hiring him out for hen parties etc
    Originally posted by Eager_Elephant
    Great source of extra income
    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
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jul 18, 8:32 PM
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    Great source of extra income
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I have 3 to my name - its very tempting!!!!!
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 11th Jul 18, 3:46 PM
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    Best day ever - met Martin and was filmed for his show . He was so so lovely, and insisted on recording a wee message for DH on his phone for when he forgets that he met him Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 11th Jul 18, 7:29 PM
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    Knit Witch
    Best day ever - met Martin and was filmed for his show . He was so so lovely, and insisted on recording a wee message for DH on his phone for when he forgets that he met him Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Wonderful man! and yay for the message
    V3ry - 389.60
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 11th Jul 18, 7:40 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Best day ever - met Martin and was filmed for his show . He was so so lovely, and insisted on recording a wee message for DH on his phone for when he forgets that he met him Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Wow . How did that come about?
    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
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 11th Jul 18, 7:48 PM
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    He was filming in the Metro Centre and a runner for his show asked me if I had any questions for Martin. I said no, but Id love the opportunity to say thank you to him as hed helped us pay off 30k debt and get debt free. I didnt actually mean on camera but they whipped us straight over to him .

    Genuinely nice guy Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 11th Jul 18, 7:56 PM
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    Sun Addict
    How brilliant to have met Martin, hope you get on TV. Good luck with the competition, keeping everything crossed you win xx
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 11th Jul 18, 7:58 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    He was filming in the Metro Centre and a runner for his show asked me if I had any questions for Martin. I said no, but Id love the opportunity to say thank you to him as hed helped us pay off 30k debt and get debt free. I didnt actually mean on camera but they whipped us straight over to him .

    Genuinely nice guy Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    That's really lovely to be able to meet and thank him in person .

    Glad I'm not the only person in England not watching football .
    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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