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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 20th Feb 18, 5:34 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Dolly rocks on........
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    • 20th Feb 18, 5:34 PM
    Dolly rocks on........ 20th Feb 18 at 5:34 PM
    Hey my lovely DFW's,

    I'll be back here as a regular poster soon enough I promise, I'm gonna need you all to help me through this rather rubbish time in my life

    Wee update is that the ex husband (first time I've said that) has a new flat, he came to pick some stuff up yesterday when I was out but might be coming for the rest of it tonight.

    17 years together, 7 years married and at 34 years old that is a significant amount of time to have a person in your life then all of a sudden they are just gone.

    I'm still struggling emotionally right now and have made the decision to move back with my Mum, this will work out great as we get on so well anyway.

    No point both us us living alone 5 minutes from each other, we're gonna keep each other company and split the bills so we are both a bit better off financially

    Will be back soon with some new goals.

    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
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 26th Mar 18, 8:30 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Thanks my lovelies.

    Back to work this morning after another busy weekend.

    Friday I had Sky in to fit my multi room but they couldn't install it as the communal box hasn't been updated.

    Got an Amazon Firestick instead which works like a dream and never cost me a penny cos I used my survey points

    Rest of Friday and Saturday me and Mum had a massive clear out with 3 trips to the charity shop over the weekend plus some stuff sent over to my brothers house.

    Yesterday we went out for dinner and cocktails for my belated birthday, couldn't go earlier this month thanks to the beast from the east

    Had a great wee night then home to bed for about 10:30ish so I'm as fresh as a daisy this morning.

    Also need to get back to my Cambridge diet, not been weighed all this month and I am dreading it so see how much I have gained back, back on my shakes this morning!

    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
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 26th Mar 18, 3:26 PM
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    abba1772
    Sounds like you've had a lovely weekend dolly xx
    NEXT TARGET HALIFAX CC WAS July 17 3572.57 NOW 983.26
    POAMAYC 2011 6382.66 POAMAYC 2012 5000.78
    POAMAYC 2013 3480.04 POAMAYC 2014 4085.14
    POAMAYC 2015 7565.24 POAMAYC 2016 8000.90
    POAMAYC 2017 7278.80 POAMAYC 2018 4012.74
    • VadersDad
    • By VadersDad 26th Mar 18, 3:54 PM
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    VadersDad
    Just caught up on your diary Dolly, good luck. I'm sure evrtything will work out.
    Barclayloan 19.000, Mortgage 38.820, Savings 250/1000.

    No CC or finance


    Every cloud has a silver lining!
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 26th Mar 18, 4:33 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Thank you both.

    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 28th Mar 18, 6:57 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Dolly's Debt
    Total
    6,646.97

    Repayments
    696.97 - 1st April 2018

    Plan
    Some of this is on a balance which is 0% until March 2019 and some of it is 0% until May 2019 so plan is to have it all PIF before I get charged a penny of interest.

    Mum does owe me about 600 as I paid for our holiday so will pay that off when I get it off her then update my totals.

    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 28th Mar 18, 7:00 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Cancelled my Sky TV, decided it was a luxury I could do without.

    Also I got an Amazon Firestick free with my survey points so can watch stuff on that, sure it won't kill me not being able to watch the latest Sky telly for a while

    Saving myself 30 a month

    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
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 28th Mar 18, 7:16 PM
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    beanielou
    Your April totals are looking awesome
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 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.
    • Poor_Single_lady
    • By Poor_Single_lady 28th Mar 18, 7:30 PM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    I manage without sky but I do watch a lot of DVDS.
    Actually I've never had sky or anything but I do have lovefilm- but not sure if you have netflicks?

    Also I buy DVDs in the cash exchange shop. Not sure if these are options for you.
    You kind of get used to freeview although I do own all the series of girls which was never shown on normal TV and is amazing. There might be a few things like that which you miss but hopefully won't be too much of an adjustment. xxx
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 29th Mar 18, 9:26 AM
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    Yeah I know!

    Does help that my Mum isn't taking any money off me right now the wee gem that she is, these big payments will stop soon though.

    I will need to have a look into those wee shops, my brother buys DVDs from there so he does.

    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 6th Apr 18, 7:50 PM
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    Poor_Single_lady
    How is it going Dolly. xxx
    2017- 5 credit cards plus loan
    Overdraft And 1 credit card paid off.

    2018 plans - reduce debt
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 9th Apr 18, 8:31 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Hey PSL,

    Not too bad.

    Had a good weekend, ate too much, drank too much but had lots of fun!

    I'm so tired in work today now!

    Day will be over with soon enough though!

    How's you?

    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 10th Apr 18, 8:19 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Good morning,

    Eurgghhhh I am still so tired, when will I ever get used to early mornings?!?!? Probably never at this rate.

    Neighbours were partying last night till about 20 minutes before my alarm went off the charming souls that they are.

    If this carries on the housing will be getting a phone call, can't deal with sleep deprivation

    So to do list for today;

    * Check SBCC and BC balances
    * Surveys
    * Scan all my receipts for receipt hog
    * Clear out handbag
    * Book a table at Slug and Lettuce Edinburgh for Friday
    * Find the Blues Brothers tickets for Friday
    * Sign up to WW online
    * Order a filofax insert

    That's longer than I thought it would be! Will tick them off as I go.

    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 10th Apr 18, 8:37 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    10.04.2018 - To Do List
    * Check SBCC and BC balances
    * Surveys
    * Scan all my receipts for receipt hog
    * Clear out handbag
    * Book a table at Slug and Lettuce Edinburgh for Friday
    * Find the Blues Brothers tickets for Friday
    * Sign up to WW online
    * Order a filofax insert

    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
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 10th Apr 18, 10:22 AM
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    abba1772
    Good luck with the ww, do you have much to lose xx
    NEXT TARGET HALIFAX CC WAS July 17 3572.57 NOW 983.26
    POAMAYC 2011 6382.66 POAMAYC 2012 5000.78
    POAMAYC 2013 3480.04 POAMAYC 2014 4085.14
    POAMAYC 2015 7565.24 POAMAYC 2016 8000.90
    POAMAYC 2017 7278.80 POAMAYC 2018 4012.74
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 10th Apr 18, 11:01 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Hey abba,

    Another 4st, hoping to have that gone by the end of 2018.

    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 10th Apr 18, 11:14 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    10.04.2018 To Do List Update
    * Check SBCC and BC balances
    * Surveys
    * Scan all my receipts for receipt hog
    * Clear out handbag
    * Book a table at Slug and Lettuce Edinburgh for Friday
    * Find the Blues Brothers tickets for Friday
    * Sign up to WW online
    * Order a filofax insert

    SBCC 108.82 will PIF right away for this one. BC 5950.00 will sort out a payment for that at the end of the month.

    Dxxx
    Last edited by Dolly Rocker; 11-04-2018 at 9:44 AM.
    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 11th Apr 18, 9:46 AM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Managed to get almost everything off my list yesterday, forgot to find those tickets but I am like 99% sure they are in my other handbag I usually use for work.

    * Find the Blues Brothers tickets for Friday
    * Surveys
    * Check SBCC

    Not a massive list today so that's good!

    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 11th Apr 18, 5:19 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    11.04.2018 To Do List Update
    * Find the Blues Brothers tickets for Friday
    * Surveys
    * Check SBCC

    SBCC is a 0.00 balance today, think I have some smaller transactions to appear on there, will sort them out on Monday.

    Surveys are slooooooooow today - not good!!

    Will find those tickets when I get home.

    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 11th Apr 18, 6:45 PM
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    Dolly Rocker
    Yay won 10.00 on the Postcode Lotto - would have preferred a bit more but I take what I get and I am thankful!

    Will pay that 10.00 to my BC when it clears in my account.

    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
    • bytheseas
    • By bytheseas 11th Apr 18, 6:56 PM
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    bytheseas
    What's SBCC? Saussages, Bacon & Cadbury Creameggs?

    Surveys? Is that something work related?

    Sorry if all this is explained in previous posts. I'm far too lazy to read 5 pages.
    Starting Debt (08/04/2018):
    Mortgage: 68,455.13.
    Student Loans: 18,954.88.
    Tax/accounting: 2873
    Total: 90283.01
    Goal: Debt free in 15 years.
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