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Old Jan 4th, 2014, 14:51 PM   51
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Thanks some good tips!

With the contact lenses I had a really bad infection which hospitalised me for a week from wearing monthly contacts so I now use dailys. I will definately check online to see if there is a better price though.

My oh has told me the sky package is a good price but maybe just because he wants it haha! The only thing about it I like is ig im watching something and baby crys I can pause and watch the rest later thats all really. That includes the phone line and internet - how much is freeview? I wouldnt mind getting rid of sky personally!

I will leave the council tax as it is as I like getting the 2 months where we have more money!

Also about the phone I have an absolutely rubbish package so when my contract is up in feb I am definately changing I will look into that



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2014, 15:21 PM   52
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I am in!

Will do a proper introduction later/tomorrow after i whop the husbands ass at Monopoly.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2014, 16:14 PM   53
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catty - you can pick up freeview boxes from 10 and it's free after that.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2014, 17:01 PM   54
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Thanks some good tips!

With the contact lenses I had a really bad infection which hospitalised me for a week from wearing monthly contacts so I now use dailys. I will definately check online to see if there is a better price though.

My oh has told me the sky package is a good price but maybe just because he wants it haha! The only thing about it I like is ig im watching something and baby crys I can pause and watch the rest later thats all really. That includes the phone line and internet - how much is freeview? I wouldnt mind getting rid of sky personally!

I will leave the council tax as it is as I like getting the 2 months where we have more money!

Also about the phone I have an absolutely rubbish package so when my contract is up in feb I am definately changing I will look into that
I just cancelled my sky tv and kept the box you still get alot of channels free.



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Old Jan 4th, 2014, 17:35 PM   55
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Well it was amelies birthday so she picked bowling and pizza hut. 65 later not too bad really.
My mums helping us get a new pushchair tomorrow so I'll owe her money too but hopefully I'll get extra tax credits for meadow to help.



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2014, 07:20 AM   56
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Well the broken down car has cost us 250 so far and not mended yet and they can't even work out what's the matter with it so I dread to think how much. It is so annoying having to put it on the credit card when I was aiming to clear it!!! I did meal planning for next week and ordered my shopping online partly because we have no car to go and get it but also to stop myself putting things I don't need into the trolley but somehow I ended up spending more than I do on a normal week . I really want to get rid of my debts but I am just not great at budgetting, even though I try.



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2014, 08:43 AM   57
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Well the broken down car has cost us 250 so far and not mended yet and they can't even work out what's the matter with it so I dread to think how much. It is so annoying having to put it on the credit card when I was aiming to clear it!!! I did meal planning for next week and ordered my shopping online partly because we have no car to go and get it but also to stop myself putting things I don't need into the trolley but somehow I ended up spending more than I do on a normal week . I really want to get rid of my debts but I am just not great at budgetting, even though I try.
Urgh it's a nightmare when something crops up like that

Going to sit tonight once kids are in bed and I can think straight and make a plan and timeline of paying stuff off. I work better when I can read back what I expect of myself!



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2014, 11:22 AM   58
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morning ladies. will update later on but welcome new people too!

hubby is back tonight....yay. he's been away at hockey training for 3 days so have a shed load of stuff to do today as I've been lazy the last 2 lol.

UPDATE: Think I've updated everyone I can.

Rhi_Rhi - Do you want to be added to the list? What's your target?

Managed to add 6 to my savings today! Every little helps as they say :-D


yeah sure. Will update later with an idea of targets etc
I am pretty sure it will be all debt and no savings though. .. it always seems like one thing after another tbh. For example we should have 300 left after all our bills and debt payments nd food shopping etc but so far all ready I have spent 70 on a new car battery and I had to spend 150 quid on baby bits :/

ds has snapped the handle off the fridge ! And my back car wipers have stopped working !

have made some efforts to free up some money though. Got the sky bill halved and the broadband

Damn you debt! Lol



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2014, 12:17 PM   59
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Our monthly outgoings are:

Rent: 428
Council tax: 136
Water: 36
Tv licence: 13
Electric: 70 a week (yes you did read right ) but nothing at the moment as HA finally admitted after months that its their fault they put a dodgy heating system inand gave me 280 to put on it
Toms phone: 40 a month
Car insurance: 104
Petrol: 80
My phone: 27
Ipad: 25
Sky: 50 (we have a deal that were keeping till August every channel,phone and internet)


Seems a lot BUT the thing that really crippled us and got us a bit messed up was this electric issue my HA called me a liar saying there is nothing wrong with our electrics untill I did my own research and admitted it was their fault and also happening with our neighbour . 70 a week! Got us so behind on everything we had to get a credit card so we could get food and also petrol for us to get to work .

Other things that will be easier in a few months are:

1- car insurance my OHs insurance will go down from 104 a month to 60 a month so nearly halved this is in march

2- ipad and my mobile phone contracts end: saving us another 50 a month from February

3- Tom gets a pay rise fingers crossed next month so all extra money will be spent paying the last loose ends off then going straight in the savings tin

Was Feeling really optimistic untill Corey corsa has decided to go a bit doolalee on us and is shuddering between 2000-3000 revs but fine any where before or after that... It's been a good little car we've been really lucky just couldn't of come at a worse time really and I've got a really a bad feeling it won't pass its mot in march that's all we need!



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2014, 13:21 PM   60
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Hubby rang sky earlier to try and get a better price as we pay a stupid amount and they couldn't do anything for us!!
We are going to have to cancel by April when I go back to work on reduced hours.

Does anyone rate talk talk? Can get tv, unlimited broadband and evening/weekend calls for 22.90 a month (including line rental) then can add monthly bundles like kids etc. We would be saving 40 a month!!

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