Sunday, 8 September 2013

Mortgage Free Wannabe

We have 20 years of mortgage left, £192,000 in fact. We were almost there before we decided to build a house in Crete. Ah well. Plus there is the money we lost in Syria. No good dwelling on the past though. Move on. There is £192k to think about.

Yesterday I was reading the MFW section of Martins Money Saving Expert and the totally inspiring overpayment diaries that people use to help keep up their motivation. I overpay by a couple of hundred every month but don't make anything like the kind of effort that these guys make.

So today i was telling the old fella about how one lady had pretty much stopped doing anything and cleared her mortgage in four years. He said 'wonder what we could do it in?' and now we are off. I might be wrong but i think we are both in the same place and we really could do it.

If we throw every spare penny we have at it then we could do it in six years according to a calculator which I just found.

Oh gosh, so much to think about, so many numbers to crunch. I maybe need to find my copy of the Tightwad Gazette! Very, very excited.


  1. Good luck! The MFW forums are so inspiring!

  2. They really are. Not sure about my discipline levels but you have to be in it to win it!

  3. 6 years would be amazing! I had never heard of the MFW forums. I'll have to add that to my bookmarks.


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