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    • Dorastar
    • By Dorastar 2nd Aug 17, 6:03 PM
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    Starting over 2017
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    • 2nd Aug 17, 6:03 PM
    Starting over 2017 2nd Aug 17 at 6:03 PM
    Just as the title suggests really, starting over after the ugliest of years ever. Family illness, my own illness and now losing my job means it's time to start over.
    Need to do my SoA so that's the plan over the next few days and then tackle everything head on, interest only mortgage, negative equity, credit card, bank loan, Tesco loan and get a new job/career. It ain't gonna be pretty but we will get there. Wish us luck
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    • Dorastar
    • By Dorastar 4th Aug 18, 2:40 PM
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    Hot and thirsty work today still gutting the boy's room, 3 bags of clothes sorted, toys and books still to go but it's such a small room it gets very hot very quickly. No idea how he's got so much stuff, but a lot of it is from friends and relatives so I don't feel quite as bad about it. Remembered we had a small chest of drawers in the garage so have swapped it with a larger one he had so now at least he has a tiny bit more room in there. Moneywise I haven't been anywhere or done anything but going to have to do a food shop later today as there's barely anything fresh in now.
    Mr T 13592.76 Bank 3700.00 Mortgage 160,000
    Emergency Fund 2538 Blanket squares 29/60
    • Dorastar
    • By Dorastar 9th Aug 18, 9:16 AM
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    Felt like we were doing ok but seem to have been bobbing to the shops quite a bit, without realising it so looking less rosy than I thought. Going away on Saturday but self catering so going to try and keep the costs down with plenty of packed lunches and taking stuff from the cupboards. Worked yesterday on a side hustle job so that's a bit more money coming in fairly soon, possibly tomorrow if the firm I worked for get their act together and hubby is doing overtime tomorrow and Saturday before we head off. Going to hunt out some free or cheaper trips out using vouchers for when we're away but the most important part is time away to be lazy!
    Mr T 13592.76 Bank 3700.00 Mortgage 160,000
    Emergency Fund 2538 Blanket squares 29/60
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Aug 18, 3:30 PM
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    Enjoy your break Dora
    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
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