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Old Jun 1st 2009, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
very easily, yum.

Jaysus, do you go out much? drinks? meals?
We go out once or twice a week (often using the Entertainer vouchers), neither of us drink much but if we do it tends to be at home as one of us is usually driving - my tipple is champagne so we don't hold back if we fancy it, there is always beer, wine and spirits in the house.

We aren't stingy, just careful. We own 3 homes in the UK and our mortgages total only £45,000 so as you can see we are good with our money.

Our life isn't on hold till reitrement, we enjoy our lifestyle here and we enjoy our holidays even more.
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cheers for the advice folks
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We go out once or twice a week (often using the Entertainer vouchers), neither of us drink much but if we do it tends to be at home as one of us is usually driving - my tipple is champagne so we don't hold back if we fancy it, there is always beer, wine and spirits in the house.

We aren't stingy, just careful. We own 3 homes in the UK and our mortgages total only £45,000 so as you can see we are good with our money.

Our life isn't on hold till reitrement, we enjoy our lifestyle here and we enjoy our holidays even more.

pity these 3 properties now have a combined value of 37,000GBP.


kidding, well done you...it is possible to live a content life and save. I have a bar in the house and have friends over being a tight jock, i point blank cringe at paying 7Quid for a beer...thats Norway prices in a Bombay surrounding..

no thanks..
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pity these 3 properties now have a combined value of 37,000GBP.

kidding, well done you...it is possible to live a content life and save. I have a bar in the house and have friends over being a tight jock, i point blank cringe at paying 7Quid for a beer...thats Norway prices in a Bombay surrounding..

no thanks..
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We have mortgage here, car loan, service charges and a baby, and we still manage to save a whole lot more here than we could back in the UK.

The initial set up in Dubai was quite pricey, with charges and desposits for this and that coming from nowhere, but almost 2 years down the line we are more settled, know what to expect and have some money set aside to cope with anything out of the ordinary that crops up here.

We've often thought that we could have done things differently here (cheaper car, bought a smaller apartment, or rented) and would be saving considerably more. But, ultimately, we work our butts off through the week, and its great to be seeing some reward for our effort now rather than waiting until retirement, while still putting some aside so that we can continue to enjoy life when we no longer need to work.

As has been said, its all about your lifestyle.
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I live with my dad and mom. Dad's an entrepreneur and mom works for dubai govt. Well, i have been employed for the last two years after my university studies, and guess wot, i saved all my complete salary for this two years period, :d (30K AED per mo.) and besides i do part time jobs during weekend especially for schools, nurseries and institutions. Im not stingy with money but i know its value.

Looking forward to start an orphanage soon!
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Well done Shereen
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pity these 3 properties now have a combined value of 37,000GBP.


kidding, well done you...it is possible to live a content life and save. I have a bar in the house and have friends over being a tight jock, i point blank cringe at paying 7Quid for a beer...thats Norway prices in a Bombay surrounding..

no thanks..
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I live with my dad and mom. Dad's an entrepreneur and mom works for dubai govt. Well, i have been employed for the last two years after my university studies, and guess wot, i saved all my complete salary for this two years period, :d (30K AED per mo.) and besides i do part time jobs during weekend especially for schools, nurseries and institutions. Im not stingy with money but i know its value.

Looking forward to start an orphanage soon!
Good for you Sherenn, can you come and speak to my son please, I'll pay you!
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I get what you are saying, but I would have preferred to have seen my mam really not worry re her retirement or leaving money to me or my siblings as nothing can replace her being around. Wub
No worry about retirement for me - I'm already retired
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