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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 25th Jul 17, 11:47 PM
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    Buffy Keeps on the Straight and Narrow
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    • 25th Jul 17, 11:47 PM
    Buffy Keeps on the Straight and Narrow 25th Jul 17 at 11:47 PM
    Hello,

    I used to post here loads and loads, I have been debt free since 2011 but I am due dental work (yes finally!) and need glasses and work done on the car, the house and the garden so am going to do a 0% balance transfer if I can time everything right and then work very hard on paying it off.

    I do have some savings but they are staying as an emergency fund, I like the security they give me. Plus they may well not be enough. In the back of my mind I think I am due a tax rebate as well, not had time to investigate yet.

    Some things have changed and some things stay the same. As a family we are having a very hard time and that is partly why I am back, I need a reminder not spend all the time and to try to find the cheapest ways to do things. Especially eating.

    Lately I have been buying things from Amazon like it doesn't cost me a thing and do not even get me started on the contactless payment option.....it is really bad!!

    I get paid tomorrow so a little sort out of the budgets and then an investigation of 0% BT offers.

    Love

    Buffy
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 3rd Sep 18, 7:10 PM
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    First day back

    exhausted.

    feel sick

    got a headache

    SO freaking tired.

    need to pick up sister and then go to bed methinks. Up early to take the dog to the vets.
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    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 3rd Sep 18, 8:10 PM
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    Lots of love Buffy - first week back is a killer isn't it?
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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 3rd Sep 18, 9:02 PM
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    Boo to the first day back

    Hope you get a good night's rest xx
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 3rd Sep 18, 9:17 PM
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    Boo to the first day back

    Hope you get a good night's rest xx
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    This. 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 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
    • Emzilla
    • By Emzilla 5th Sep 18, 1:16 PM
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    Hope you're okay Buffy and managing to get some sleep.

    Emz xx
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 5th Sep 18, 7:27 PM
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    ooo working for a living is bloody tiring!

    Didn't meet my swagbucks target.

    but have been going to bed early.

    moneywise got no Idea what is going on. 21 days till pay day.
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 5th Sep 18, 10:29 PM
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    came back from lift for sister, bit depressed. All so sad.

    Checked banks, forgot Mum was paying for half the concrete(!) so have 250 pounds to last me. Other wise it would have been 50 quid.

    BUT

    Have run up a 347 pound credit card bill from the summer - paid off 800 last month! WHAT THE HOLY !!!! AM I SPENDING ON THERE???

    Will have to have an investigation....

    Or you lot will have to make an intervention.

    Dog wants a cuddle! Catch you all tomorrow XXX
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    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 6th Sep 18, 8:01 AM
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    Take the credit card details off of Amazon and pop the card in the freezer in a pot of water!!! You need to stop using it full stop.

    (I typed that in my Mum voice, so you'd best listen....or else)
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 6th Sep 18, 9:15 PM
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    Keep a note of what you spend. If you don't it's easy to lose track and then wonder where it came from. It's happened to me - you think what, how - then go through the bill and think oh yeah I remember that. I try to clear my card every Sunday to keep on track - I've got an app which makes it easier.
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 8th Sep 18, 8:39 PM
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    I shall look at the CC statement......I hate being without a credit card
    but equally I am relying on it a bit too much.
    I am contemplating booking some nights up North in Half term. To look for a house.

    Or at least check out the lay of the land. Currently am watching Blade Runner 2049, not as good as the first one but good. Clever.

    However I need a wee!!

    But the film is almost finished. *whimpers*
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 9th Sep 18, 11:44 AM
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    I should be outside making the aviary.

    However I made mum and I a big breakfast.......croissant, scrambled eggs and mushrooms.

    Yum.

    I will shift once I feel less stuffed.

    xx
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    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 9th Sep 18, 12:17 PM
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    Breakfast sounds lovely.

    Whenever I look at my card it is Amazon . A lot better than it used to be, for which I thank you and your challenge ages ago.
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 11th Sep 18, 8:46 PM
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    Toothache

    Immense pain - have taken pain killers today but they have worn off. I have taken more but the pain is worse atm.

    I really need to look at my bank and plan a couple of lessons. "somehow" I have lost a lesson I wrote yesterday - am seriously upset about that!

    be back later XX
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 11th Sep 18, 8:48 PM
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    Breakfast sounds lovely.

    Whenever I look at my card it is Amazon . A lot better than it used to be, for which I thank you and your challenge ages ago.
    Originally posted by redofromstart
    I might have to resurrect that challenge.

    Maybe XXX
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Sep 18, 8:56 PM
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    I might have to resurrect that challenge.

    Maybe XXX
    Originally posted by Buffythedebtslayer


    Sorry about the toothache xx
    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
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 13th Sep 18, 11:38 PM
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    Back from dentist.

    Was ok. but need to have a milk tooth removed and a filling redone - about 300 pounds.

    And an eventual implant... for between 1500 - 2200 pounds.

    Work are being slow about the tax rebate which is annoying.


    I am trying to work out how to pay it all with out using the tax rebate.

    Which actually might be what happens since it isn't showing up!!

    I think it will be a credit card job. too sleepy now.

    oo forgot to tell you next door but one got broken into and the thieving gits went through our garden! Worried mum a bit.

    didn't thrill me either to be honest especially since I am moving the rabbits out this weekend....
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    • RosaBernicia
    • By RosaBernicia 14th Sep 18, 12:08 AM
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    Eek to dentist bill. Is none of it NHS covered as due to a medical condition?
    Debt free May 2016
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    Campervan loan progress 6%

    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 14th Sep 18, 7:13 AM
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    You still have milk teeth??? Wow

    Yay to the rabbits going out!
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 15th Sep 18, 7:53 AM
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    Eek to dentist bill. Is none of it NHS covered as due to a medical condition?
    Originally posted by RosaBernicia
    I don't think I have a medical condition (do i?)
    also my dentist is not in any way NHS unfortunately....

    You still have milk teeth??? Wow

    Yay to the rabbits going out!
    Originally posted by Pooky
    Just the one which is now going. What is annoying is the previous dentist kept describing it as small - it is ENORMOUS! hence the need for an implant....

    And yes the rabbits are going. hopefully spending days out there next week and then next weekend out over night with me in the conservatory with the dogs.
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 15th Sep 18, 10:49 AM
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    I didn't post that at 7.53am! It was last night.......most odd!

    Busy busy today! already been to the vets (!!!!!!s) got to walk the dogs, shop, work in the garden remember to take antibiotics and do washing!

    xxxx
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