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    • wedschild
    • By wedschild 8th Aug 18, 8:39 PM
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    My Journey To A Debt Free Me
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    • 8th Aug 18, 8:39 PM
    My Journey To A Debt Free Me 8th Aug 18 at 8:39 PM
    The time has come for me to really start clearing all of this unsecured debt I've got after receiving a significant pay rise at work and my childcare costs greatly reducing to almost zero. After leaving my full time job almost 2 years ago and taking a much lesser paid part time job, I never really changed my lifestyle and as such, have managed to rack up £6955.38 on credit accounts and credit cards. I'm managing the monthly payments fine but I want to clear them completely so that I can start overpaying on the mortgage

    First step in the journey is debt number one. Studio for £173.38. It's the lowest balance with the highest interest rate. The minimum payment is £12.00 roughly. The plan is to pay this off in one go on 1st September as I get my backdated pay rise which more than covers that payment.
    DEBTFREE WANNABE £222.43 / £6955.38 3.20%
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    • 8th Aug 18, 9:15 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 9:15 PM
    Happy new diary!!
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 8th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
    Happy new diary

    Good luck
    x
    “Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.”
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Aug 18, 9:48 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 9:48 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 9:48 PM
    Happy shiny new diary
    Great idea to tackle the highest APR one first
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. ***Be the difference.***
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 9th Aug 18, 8:35 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 8:35 AM
    Good luck x
    • wedschild
    • By wedschild 9th Aug 18, 12:38 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 12:38 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 12:38 PM
    Thanks for the support all
    DEBTFREE WANNABE £222.43 / £6955.38 3.20%
    • wedschild
    • By wedschild 9th Aug 18, 12:48 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 12:48 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 12:48 PM
    I've had a little peruse around the site. Despite being a member over 10 years ago and getting some PPI refunds (thank you MSE!), I wanted to see if there's anything else I could take a punt on. I've sent some enquiries off via Resolver. If they prove fruitful, then great and if not, it was worth a shot.
    DEBTFREE WANNABE £222.43 / £6955.38 3.20%
    • wedschild
    • By wedschild 28th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 28th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 28th Aug 18, 12:29 PM
    A little update. I've had nothing note worthy to report back on the Resolver enquiries. £42.70 came out today for my Virgin Credit Card which is interest free so that has come directly off the outstanding balance. I like those ones

    I've been using the minimum payment calculator on the MSE website to see how long it would take me to pay off my Next account and Barclaycard if I carried on as I was … 8 years for Next and 21 years for Barclaycard!! Not a chance.

    I get paid tomorrow and as planned, I'll be paying off the highest interest balance in one go. Monthly it is only freeing up £11 but it's £11 extra I can put into clearing the next one.
    DEBTFREE WANNABE £222.43 / £6955.38 3.20%
    • wedschild
    • By wedschild 29th Aug 18, 7:27 AM
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    • 29th Aug 18, 7:27 AM
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    • 29th Aug 18, 7:27 AM
    That's Studio gone … I paid the full outstanding balance this morning £179.63.
    DEBTFREE WANNABE £222.43 / £6955.38 3.20%
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 29th Aug 18, 9:32 AM
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    That's Studio gone … I paid the full outstanding balance this morning £179.63.
    Originally posted by wedschild
    WEll done
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. ***Be the difference.***
    • natsplatnat
    • By natsplatnat 29th Aug 18, 10:09 AM
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    You'll be amazed at what difference that £11 a month makes to your end date of the debt you roll it over onto!!
    LBM ,- Wed 19th Nov 2008 £21,225 PAID OFF
    *DEBT FREE 28th September 2015*


    • wedschild
    • By wedschild 29th Aug 18, 12:14 PM
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    Thank you for the kind comments.

    It's good to get one paid off!
    DEBTFREE WANNABE £222.43 / £6955.38 3.20%
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 29th Aug 18, 1:32 PM
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    That's Studio gone … I paid the full outstanding balance this morning £179.63.
    Originally posted by wedschild
    Well done x
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