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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 2nd Jul 17, 12:55 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    The life and times of Dolly.........
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    • 2nd Jul 17, 12:55 PM
    The life and times of Dolly......... 2nd Jul 17 at 12:55 PM
    So I wanted to start this new long term diary as I want to put down some plans in my head & feel that this is the best way to do it.

    I am going to split my goals up a little, some will be never ending but some will come to a close when I meet the goals so here goes...............

    Lifetime Goals
    Debt free - COMPLETE - 21st December 2017
    Get to 10st - ONGOING (started Cambridge Weight Plan 2nd January 2018)
    Save our home deposit - NOT STARTED (first deposit 1st February 2018)
    Pay off our mortgage - NOT STARTED
    Save for retirement - NOT STARTED
    Take a world cruise - NOT STARTED
    Retire and enjoy life - LONG WAY TO GO YET!


    Neverending Lifetime Goals
    Pay for Christmas and Birthday with surveys - ONGOING
    Save a 6 month emergency fund - NOT STARTED
    Save for home improvements - NOT STARTED
    Save for holidays - ONGOING
    Stay at 10st - NOT STARTED
    Save the smoosh - ONGOING

    Dxxx
    Last edited by Dolly Rocker; 13-01-2018 at 1:26 PM.
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 12th Nov 17, 9:07 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    My throat is on fireeeeeeeeee

    Really hoping this doesn't come to much, I am in work 8am till 6.30pm Monday to Wednesday then off Thursday to go see Steps

    I cannot be ill, I refuse!

    Just going to watch this episode of Greys Anatomy then get to bed, hopefully be sound asleep for 10pm!

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 13th Nov 17, 11:47 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Yup I have the cold.

    Runny nose, sneezing, achy and tiredddddd!

    Not a good combination when I'm in work

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 13th Nov 17, 1:17 PM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    Hope you feel better soon. Lots of winter cough and cold

    What is greys anatomy like these days. I used to love it so much but stopped watching around series 9. It was amazing in its day. And very good on so many levels

    Thought the singing episode was the turning point when it all started getting quite silly, I can't remember the series but it's when Arizona and Cali have the car crash.
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 13th Nov 17, 1:43 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    I know, everyone is sniffing and coughing.

    Yeah that's season 7.

    I thought that was such a strange episode too!

    Thankfully there haven't been any others like that.

    It's been really good.

    Just fancied watching it again so picked it up from season 5 when Owen joined.

    How sad was it when George died

    Broke my wee heart that did.

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 14th Nov 17, 8:54 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Made it to work, feel awful but just aswell I came in as I am the only person in my team

    Lot's of work for me to do today

    Booked a tour for Rome next month and also bought my Christmas present from DH on the CC so paid that balance off.

    Trying to keep up to date with the balance everyday so that it doesn't run up, it's so easy just to add things on there then before you know it, maxed out again

    That is not gonna happen to me again, no sirreeeeeee!

    Dxxx

    P.S - This is my present, I love ittttttttttttttt!!

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/526360727/advanced-potion-making-leather-book-bag?ref=search_recently_viewed-2
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 14th Nov 17, 10:14 AM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    I love it too! xxx
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 14th Nov 17, 12:42 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Feeling slightly better although I think my voice is going to go completely at some point!

    Just sat and worked out all my savings there.

    Had to do a wee switcheroo because paid for the 3 years of servicing for the car last week (£450.00), would just rather get that all out the way in the one go.

    Do have about £380.00 of work that needs doing to the car but that will just have to go on the CC next month, needs tires, stuff done to the brakes, exhaust - think that's it. Would rather get that done soon before proper winter time gets here, will just need to pay that off in January/February time.

    It's not something I was expecting and it's things like this that make you realise how good it would be to have a wee emergency fund on the go.

    Will have one at some point, just not yet.

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • in need of direction
    • By in need of direction 14th Nov 17, 3:38 PM
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    in need of direction
    that bag is so cool
    Mortgage at 01.01.14 £119,481.83 today £75,897.72, target £65,000 by 31/12/18 Offset fund today £227.27 target £5,500 by 31/12/18
    Emergency fund £0.7/5.5k & £200/200 cash.
    Current weight loss RUBBISH need to refocus
    determined to stop defining myself by my mistakes.
    Progress not perfection.
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 15th Nov 17, 12:40 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Sniff
    Sniff
    Sneeze
    Sneeze
    Cough
    Cough
    Cough
    Cough
    Cough
    Cough
    Cough
    Cough
    Cough

    I feel like I'm dying (dramatic I know) coughing so much I feel like my eye's are gonna just pop right out my head!

    Hopefully that doesn't happen

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 24th Nov 17, 11:04 PM
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    WannabeFree
    Hope you're feeling better Dolly x
    “Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.”
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 27th Nov 17, 8:34 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Morning,

    Aw feeling so much better!

    Was off work basically the whole time I never posted anything but back this morning.

    Time to catch up so will post back later on.

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • in need of direction
    • By in need of direction 27th Nov 17, 11:42 AM
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    in need of direction
    Was there a silver lining to not feeling good? Did you lose weight?
    Mortgage at 01.01.14 £119,481.83 today £75,897.72, target £65,000 by 31/12/18 Offset fund today £227.27 target £5,500 by 31/12/18
    Emergency fund £0.7/5.5k & £200/200 cash.
    Current weight loss RUBBISH need to refocus
    determined to stop defining myself by my mistakes.
    Progress not perfection.
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 27th Nov 17, 12:41 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Nah, gained

    Oh well it will come off soon enough.

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 27th Nov 17, 4:13 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Valued Opinions is now up at £9.25.

    Need to get that to £15.50 for another Amazon voucher.

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • fay66
    • By fay66 27th Nov 17, 4:34 PM
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    fay66
    Very unusual.
    Inland revenue £4500=
    Loan £2610/1988
    Pay day loans -1400 1st pay 16 march £50
    Credit card 1 -5100/4850 int froze
    CC2 -978
    CC3 - 500/548 cc4 165/200
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 27th Nov 17, 4:46 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Very unusual.
    Originally posted by fay66
    What is so unusual?

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 27th Nov 17, 5:40 PM
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    So started a new thread in the challenges board for those of us who want to try to pay for birthdays and Christmas 2018 with surveys!

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5751125

    Who wants to join in, already have a couple of members!

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 29th Nov 17, 11:11 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Just made my debt payment for this month.

    I am now only in hundreds of £'s worth of debt!!

    Debt total is now £980.00 and that will be all paid off next month!

    I will be starting 2018 DEBT FREE

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!

    Dxxx
    CWP start 16st2lbs, current 13st13lbs, lost 31lbs

    Debt start £6,649.97, current £5,950.00, paid £696.97

    17th April 2018 - I have 5 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 29th Nov 17, 11:15 AM
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    Amazing Dolly x
    “Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.”
    • DebtFreeDuo
    • By DebtFreeDuo 29th Nov 17, 12:22 PM
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    DebtFreeDuo
    That's amazing! Well done and what a great time for you to celebrate being debt free!
    Debt free by Christmas 2018 #004: 2565.82/7445.69
    £2018 in 2018 #25: 674.21/2018
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