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yvonne7495

  28 days ago

Unexpected Bills

Fuel bills and regular costs are something you get used to but when a tap leaks and it costs £160 to get it replaced you sort of OUCH! Our tap was only 2 years old and i think it is disgusting that they dont last as they did when i was a kid. All they ever needed was a washer and my dad did that for a few pence! We also had to get a new vaccum cleaner this year but we are now waiting for a refund from Dyson as it chewed up our vinyl. We had to reduce our monthly income by £500 because of Covid 19 effect on the pension pot and so feeling the pinch a little now. If we hadnt done that we would run out of private pension within 10 years. I am hoping the economy will improve and we can resume our usual income eventually.
We know how to manage - you cut your cloth accordingly as they say.
Have you had any extra expense this year or decrease in income?
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Chris563

  28 days ago
Yes had a lot of extra expenses with our house being flooded and then my husband who is self employed was out of work for 10 weeks because of coronavirus Reply
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SimonGUK

  28 days ago
I agree, those out of the blue costs can really hurt. My last one was a few years ago now, when a toilet cistern started leaking.
I am currently on unemployment benefit, so my "income" has actually gone up as the government added £80 a month for 12 months when they realised so many would be out of work or furloughed due to Covid-19. I am actually managing to save some money each week, which is a huge change and will help me for when my next out of the blue cost comes up.
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RobNickJ

  28 days ago
I haven’t had much to upset the budget lately, Yvonne. In fact, I’ve reduced my spend in the last four months, largely because I’m doing hardly any driving. Come to think of it though, that caused an unexpected £95 outlay because the battery died from being recharged too infrequently. Yes, I know I should run the engine for 30 minutes every week but it’s easy to forget. Reply
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trevjohn

  28 days ago
Glazing... Reply
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katinajones7

  28 days ago
I did buy more groceries and household stuff just before lockdown, the majority of this i gave to those in my close unable to get out to get what they needed! Apart from that not really! I do have savings and the interest rate has dropped considerably but I do not rely on that as income so will wait patiently for the rate to rise again! Been working from home and I have income from my lodgers so still earning and saving healthily Reply
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annron1928

  28 days ago
Money from investments has taken a dive and we have lost quite a lot there Yvonne, but like everyone else we just have to suck it up, and get on with it. Like you we know how to manage our finances and so be it :) x Reply
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chowen

  28 days ago
I have had a bit of an increase in expenditure but my income has been unchanged, So far I have not had to use any money from my contingency account. Reply
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alansday

  28 days ago
Income from savings have dived to ultra low levels over the last few months, this has personally cost me thousands.
Unfortunately money now has no worth it won't be long before banks ask people to pay to store their own cash.
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rosemary-charles

  28 days ago
All my bills are on DD and I always have money aside for emergencies hun Reply
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Mark_W

  28 days ago
Thankfully not... Yet, anyway! Reply
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