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    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 29th Nov 18, 3:09 PM
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    Slipping Through My Fingers
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    • 29th Nov 18, 3:09 PM
    Slipping Through My Fingers 29th Nov 18 at 3:09 PM
    No, I'm not talking about the ABBA song that makes me cry every time I hear it, this is about my money

    I'm the most technologically challenged person, so I'm going to post this and check it's working before I launch into a long winded waffle.
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    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 12th Jun 19, 3:16 PM
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    After typing the above, i thought I'd login for the first time in a while. £2.60 of surveys complete and £1.50 cleared. Must put a reminder on my phone or something to find 5 minutes to login.
    Originally posted by Homegrown0
    That's brilliant HG. All mine have cleared this afternoon and another £6.93 has hit Paypal. I've had a good couple of weeks so it might go quiet now. xx
    • Homegrown0
    • By Homegrown0 12th Jun 19, 3:19 PM
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    All better than nothing - it's nice making a few extra £s here and there. Are you still distributing your survey earnings between pots randomly, as you see fit? Or are you focusing on something in particular?
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    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 12th Jun 19, 3:22 PM
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    That's good won't be long until you can cash out again. I looked after I typed it and I withdraw £5 odds roughly every two weeks. It'll slow over summer I'm sure, but it's boosted my Xmas savings for little effort.
    Originally posted by Choccygirl123
    You definitely can't beat a little extra cash towards Christmas. It's irritating when it quietens down over summer - I remember last year I was going from cashing out £40 per month to nothing. Very disappointing! Have you been keeping track of your earnings so far from surveys etc. or will it be a surprise?
    Originally posted by Homegrown0
    I've just checked my account and I've had £157.10 so far. Considering it's only asking for my opinion, which I love to give I think that's pretty good going for 'free' money. xx
    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 12th Jun 19, 3:28 PM
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    I hope you continute to avoid the cold TF2 and the spotty one feels better soon. It's much better to catch chicken pox when very young, however, unlike me who managed to catch it at the age of twelve .

    Those pots are so hard to dip into. I feel like Scrooge at the moment, I just want to count my money but not spend it .
    Originally posted by HairyHandofDartmoor
    Hi HHD I know from reading your diary that you're struggling to dip into your money at the moment. It's a fine balance between spending carefully and then not wanting to spend any money at all which tbh, and I speak from experience, I don't think is always the right path to tread.

    Yes, I've heard chickenpox is much worse when you're older. I had it when I was 9 but only had a few spots. I remember a particularly nasty one on my scalp. My 2 were covered in them and so is the little one. I was worried about shingles but according to google you can't catch shingles from somebody with chickenpox but you can catch chickenpox from somebody with shingles. So babysitting duties are on xx
    • Choccygirl123
    • By Choccygirl123 12th Jun 19, 4:03 PM
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    That's really random about your shoppix I had to reset my password twice today before it'll log me in. Perhaps they've had a update or sorts.

    Ooooh chicken pox is awful. My lovely girls gave it to me at the age grand of 33. I was so poorly and ended up with pneumonia stuck in isolation in hospital for 2 weeks.

    I found plain porridge oats tied up in an old sports socks in a Luke warm bath was the best anti itch. Once it soaked for a while use it as a gentle flannel abd squeeze the water over everywhere. It really neutralises the itch.
    Always counting down to pay day, but making baby steps getting life on track! Looking forward to cracking the debt once and for all.
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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 12th Jun 19, 7:12 PM
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    Oh no hope everyone's feeling better soon and you keep the bugs away!

    Chickenpox scares me. But we won't go into that conversation now

    Take care
    x
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    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 12th Jun 19, 7:48 PM
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    That's really random about your shoppix I had to reset my password twice today before it'll log me in. Perhaps they've had a update or sorts.

    Ooooh chicken pox is awful. My lovely girls gave it to me at the age grand of 33. I was so poorly and ended up with pneumonia stuck in isolation in hospital for 2 weeks.

    I found plain porridge oats tied up in an old sports socks in a Luke warm bath was the best anti itch. Once it soaked for a while use it as a gentle flannel abd squeeze the water over everywhere. It really neutralises the itch.
    Originally posted by Choccygirl123
    Blimey, that doesn't sound fun CG Chickenpox is bad enough but added complications you can do without Yes, I used the porridge oat bath as well for the DC's. I'd run a bath in the morning and add a bit of warm water to it throughout the day then dunk them in it. DD was happy to have calamine lotion on her but it freaked DS out


    Oh no hope everyone's feeling better soon and you keep the bugs away!

    Chickenpox scares me. But we won't go into that conversation now

    Take care
    x
    Originally posted by WannabeFree
    Thanks WB. For such a common illness it certainly can cause a lot of problems. I thought about you straight away when we were told. xx
    • kindofagilr
    • By kindofagilr 13th Jun 19, 11:07 AM
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    I hope all the poorlies are better soon, it was DS here too, we got back from CP on the monday and he complained of a sore throat on the tuesday I put it down to snoring lol, then wednesday morning he was pale and yet sweaty and hot and had a sore throat so he was off school two days, then at the weekend it moved onto his chest, bless him, it's starting to go away now xx
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    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 14th Jun 19, 9:26 AM
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    I hope all the poorlies are better soon, it was DS here too, we got back from CP on the monday and he complained of a sore throat on the tuesday I put it down to snoring lol, then wednesday morning he was pale and yet sweaty and hot and had a sore throat so he was off school two days, then at the weekend it moved onto his chest, bless him, it's starting to go away now xx
    Originally posted by kindofagilr
    Thanks K DD is still not 100%, it really did get a grip of her. Hubby and DS are pretty much back to normal. I've had a dry throat for a couple of days but touch wood it doesn't seem to be turning into anything. Hope your DS is better, it's horrible to see them poorly. xx
    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 14th Jun 19, 9:41 AM
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    Morning

    Day 14/30, Prolific £0, Spends £24.55 8th-14th June

    Don't think I'll get on here over the weekend and as I can't see any spends happening today I'm doing my end of week pot allocation a day early.

    I've added £4 to the Target pot, £5 to the caravan and I'm carrying £15 forward to next week which means the pots now have the following in them :

    Savings: £20
    DS : £60
    Dogs: £75
    Hair: £10
    Caravan: £35
    Target: £36/£100

    DD is still not 100% but went for an interview on Monday and has been invited back for a trial shift. She's worked in retail but never in the food industry so a trial seems a good starting point.

    Hubby and DS are both better and we're all back in our routines. The spotty one was great fun to look after yesterday. We played make-up, hospitals and ponies. I always did enjoy make believe type of play with mine, I love listening to them and watching what they decide to do.

    Weather is still horrible here. Thinking about when it was last dry enough for me to peg out, it may well have been over a week ago

    Hope you all have a lovely weekend. xx
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 14th Jun 19, 2:28 PM
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    I hope DD enjoys her trial and gets the job.

    You sound like you had great fun with the spotty one .

    I hope your weather improves over the weekend.
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    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = £159.37/£500
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Jun 19, 8:26 PM
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    Hope DD gets the job xx
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    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 17th Jun 19, 7:03 AM
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    Morning all

    Day 17/30, prolific £0, spends £49.10

    Laptop has broken so I'm typing this on my phone with one fat sausage finger. Taking ages so Don't think I'll be on here again until it comes back. Certainly won't be trying to do any surveys.

    Spent some money at weekend on wool and a couple of bits.

    DD got the job.

    No change in pots from Friday.

    Weather is Still wet and miserable.

    I'll be reading along until the laptop comes back. Hope you all have a great week. Xx
    • nomorecredit
    • By nomorecredit 17th Jun 19, 10:02 AM
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    Morning Tea

    Sorry to hear your family have been poorly hope they are all ok. Hope the laptop gets fixed too and many congrats to DD on the job.

    I much prefer to update on the laptop I can never seem to navigate it very well on the phone.

    Have a fab week too surely we are due a bit of sunshine now !

    Take care
    NMC xxx
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    • kindofagilr
    • By kindofagilr 17th Jun 19, 12:27 PM
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    Well done DD

    I feel the same about updating here from my phone, it's so hard to do lol, I hope the laptop isnt too much to fix xx
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    POAMAYC 2018 #87 £13,912.57

    POAMAYC 2017 #87 £10,380.18
    POAMAYC 2016 #87 £7454.80

    Mortgage (Start Date 01/04/09 ~ 30 year term, due to end 01/07/39)
    £81,513.70/£104,409.00 (as of 31/05/19) ~ 21.92% Paid Off

    Christmas Savings 19: £0
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 17th Jun 19, 1:39 PM
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    Hurrah to DD getting the job but to the laptop, I hope it's fixable.

    I hope your weather improves soon, we had miserable weather yesterday but it's quite bright today.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Jun 19, 4:29 PM
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    Good news for your DD
    Sorry about the laptop xx
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    • teafor2
    • By teafor2 18th Jun 19, 10:40 AM
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    Morning All

    Day 18/30, Prolific £0, Spends £34.15

    Lay in bed last night thinking I'd have to actually go shopping this week instead of doing it on line when I had a brainwave and realised I could use DS's laptop while he was at school If there is a silver lining to my laptop giving up the ghost it's that it's still in warranty by 3 weeks, so it actually broke at a good time.

    Quick shopping day today as I was on my own so I've already been and I'm now back and sat with a brew.

    DD is really pleased she got the job and is just waiting for some paperwork to go through then she can start. She expected it to be minimum wage which I think for her age is just over £6 but she'll get an hourly rate of over £8.

    I've treated myself to a few bits and bobs, make-up, wool etc. so spends are now at £34.15 I've also bought the dogs some toys that you put treats inside. One had them had them out and gobbled in a matter of minutes and is now asleep, but I'm getting my monies worth out of the other one who is still chasing his around the room.

    I'd forgotten I bought fish and chips at the weekend out of the caravan pot so I was telling a bit fat porky pie when I said the pots hadn't changed.

    Savings - £20
    DS - £60
    Dogs £65 - bought toys
    Hair £10
    Caravan - £26
    Target £36/100

    Right, think that's all for now. Hope you're all OK. xx
    • kindofagilr
    • By kindofagilr 18th Jun 19, 12:24 PM
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    Yay for laptop being in the warranty xx
    Current Debt £38,709.88/£44,856.56 ~ 13/06/19 - 13.70% Paid Off

    POAMAYC 2019 #87 £6582.44
    POAMAYC 2018 #87 £13,912.57

    POAMAYC 2017 #87 £10,380.18
    POAMAYC 2016 #87 £7454.80

    Mortgage (Start Date 01/04/09 ~ 30 year term, due to end 01/07/39)
    £81,513.70/£104,409.00 (as of 31/05/19) ~ 21.92% Paid Off

    Christmas Savings 19: £0
    Cyprus 19 Savings: £1200/£2000 ~ Centre Parcs 20 Savings: £0/£1000 Centre Parcs 20 Christmas: £0/£1000
    Emergency Savings: £100



    My Debt Free Diary (Link)
    • Choccygirl123
    • By Choccygirl123 18th Jun 19, 2:35 PM
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    That's great news about your laptop, my things normally break 3 weeks after.

    I'm sat in the middle of the month trying to keep budget on lockdown and not winning. Have moved looted children's pot for £50 towards music lessons. Going to use the full £122 out of having no cleaver savings towards DD exchanger trip next year. Luckily at £375 it shouldn't break the bank as can pay £50 a month.
    Always counting down to pay day, but making baby steps getting life on track! Looking forward to cracking the debt once and for all.
    SPC 090 - Smashing the target currently £1208.11 / £500 from extra income in 2019 and still a small copper jar to count
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