09 Mar 2015

58k in debt to frugal living..

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I'm not new on here, but I'm starting a new diary as I keep trying to be a more regular poster, so new start and all that.

You'll see from my signature that we had a hideous amount of debt which bit by bit we have paid off and are nowleft with just under Ј10k to clear.

A few years ago, we both got made redundant in fairly quick succession, had twins and moved to the coast in search of a better quality of life (not necessarily in that order). Our income subsequently went down by three quarters.

09 Mar 2015

The Giving Up/ Cutting Down alcohol support thread

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Welcome. Here we are again, time for a new thread, new starts and new challenges.

Let's take a trip down memory lane and remind ourselves of In Search Of Me's (ISOM) original post in Part 1:

24th February 2008

09 Mar 2015

Starting again with debt....again!

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Hi all, this is my first diary thread here in around two and a half years. We were well on our way to debt freedom when life took over...again.

As a bit of background, am now 30 and married with two cats. We previously got into a lot of debt when we bought our first flat when we were 20 & 21 (around Ј25000) and had to go on a DMP.

09 Mar 2015

New Year, New start.....

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Hello Folks

So I've been lurking on the forums here for quite some time and finally decided to join and put my own little mark in.

So not a massive debt and I know exactly where it has come from and was very much needed spends, although could have probably done it a different way round and made better financial decissions. But we are where we are.

As it stands I have 2 CC, one with Nationwide and one MBNA. My balances are as follows:

NW Ј2788.38
MBNA Ј962.21