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    • CopleyDog
    • By CopleyDog 7th May 18, 5:42 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 5:42 PM
    Back to Black 7th May 18 at 5:42 PM
    Hello All!

    I'm a long time reader, new contributor.

    I'm just starting out on the journey to being debt free. I'll post updates here and hopefully this diary will help not only me, but also others who may be in a similar situation.

    I've already posted in another thread on the DFW forums about my plan to tackle some of my payday loan debt (see post 3228 in the 'Reclaiming money back from various payday loan companies' thread - can't post links yet as am new member!), but there's lots more than that to tackle.

    Any support, advice or constructive criticism along the way will be gratefully received.

    Looking forward to joining the community.

    CopleyDog
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    • CopleyDog
    • By CopleyDog 24th May 18, 4:22 PM
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    Thanks, Chrystal :-)

    A little bit is being squirrelled away each month for those rainy days.

    Focusing on these debts (and reducing them!) is taking my mind off of the gambling addiction that is at the root of this whole mess. If anyone is interested in the back story, I'm happy to share more details. I'm now 4 weeks 'clean' and putting all of my energy into this.
    • Lucifa73
    • By Lucifa73 24th May 18, 5:16 PM
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    Well done CopelyDog. Debt busting is an excellent surrogate addiction... If it would help you to share you will find nothing but support on these boards
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