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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 5th Feb 17, 11:27 AM
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    Skint yet Again
    Get a grip !
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    • 5th Feb 17, 11:27 AM
    Get a grip ! 5th Feb 17 at 11:27 AM
    Message to self ... get a grip ! Stop moaning about your job and do something about it. Reduce your outgoings so you can leave your job ! Save money so you can leave your job ! Downsize the house so you can leave your job !


    Ok so I am mid-40's divorced with DS 21 still at home. He pays half of the bills and his own food (high protein diet).


    I hate my job (in case you hadn't guessed lol) and would like to leave but at the moment it gives me financial security and lots of adaptations for my disabilities which put me off / makes me worry about getting a new job. I am not sure what the future will bring (at some point DS will leave home ...hopefully !) but I really need to get some savings in place.


    So here goes........
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 15th Apr 18, 6:22 AM
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    Skint yet Again
    Morning all, have been away and still here as DF has been in hospital seriously ill. At one point with organs failing and bed in intensive care being prepared, but he has pulled through and started to eat again

    Not much saving done. Have parked 15 min walk from hospital every day for free parking and taken packed lunch last few days.

    125 switch bonus received from natwest and paid onto credit card.

    Will post again when I can. x
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 15th Apr 18, 7:44 AM
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    OMG Skinty, your poor father, I am so sorry for you. You have been through so much. I hope he is not in too much pain and they are making him as comfortable as possible.
    Chiistmas Fund 80 (Dec 1st 2018)
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    • Kittikins
    • By Kittikins 15th Apr 18, 8:35 AM
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    Kittikins
    Hugs Skint, sending get well soon wishes x Keep up the good no-spending work
    Sealed tin saving - trying to put everything under 1 in my purse in there each day
    House deposit savings 52,000
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 16th Apr 18, 7:25 AM
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    Skint yet Again
    DF continues to make recovery. Quick post on my phone before turn mobile data off so don't go over my plan allowance.

    Work have kindly allowed me a week compassionate leave and I'm using my last 5 days annual this week so hoping not to need to take unpaid leave or a payment holiday on my mortgage.

    Off to hospital later. Just doing some washing hope to dry outside weather looking good so far.
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 16th Apr 18, 11:32 AM
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    savingwannabe
    I hope dad is ok. Well done on drying. I am going to try to do some today too.
    Chiistmas Fund 80 (Dec 1st 2018)
    Reminder: I HAVE EVERYTHING I COULD WANT so SAVE!!!!
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