Funding the Unicorn

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Thanks everyone, I had to share. I was inspired by the lovely stories on here that people had put up when I joined back in May. I will be back before the end of the year to set up my goals for next year. Funding the Unicorn is always there but I run it alongside adult things that I need to do too. A good friend of mine was massively in debt and she said as much as paying off debt is good, you still need to have fun. I don't go out too much but still have meals out and then with my horsey stuff I am training etc trading my skills in return for training.
 

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So I thought I'd kick off the New Year with some of my new aims, now I have all my debts cleared, a shiney new laptop to work off and savings. My matched betting seems to be fairly stable, I have great months where it can be nearly £1k but mostly it seems to be around the £400 to £500 mark. I am taking money out of it each month to put into savings now I have got a decent bank in Smarkets, Matchbook and Betfair. I don't do enough to warrant keeping more than £1000 in the exchange and my bank account. So this nets me around £200 odd a month that I take out.
Aims for the year -
1 - Holidays - I have three planned, one to Ireland in February to see an old friend for her birthday over a long weekend (already paid for the flights, just need spending money), one in April to Germany with my Dad (he will fund the costs of the flights so just spending money needed) and my BIG holiday to Spain and Portugal in September with my Mum for her experience of a lifetime while she is still fit and able. I currently have not put down one penny towards this so most of my extra income is going to go into this, this year. I will book the flights and air b n b once I have got my holiday approved from work, I have the option of a nice apartment for running cost fees in Portugal so that is a huge saving. I am bugeting about £1k all in for this one. But I have 9 months to work towards this so am sure it is achievable, even on Matched betting alone.
2 - Savings - I need to maintain a level of savings to use as a buffer for emergencies.
3 - Funding the Unicorn - He is doing really well and still costing money as ever. I tend to use my horsey income to supplement him and I have already been booked for a weekend grooming this month which will gain me £80 which in turn will pay for his shoes for the next 6 weeks. I have also been booked a big away show, that is a show running over 3 days, my friend has paid for a hotel for us and I can expect to gain £200 to £250 from this little trip away in February so that again will be split between the Unicorn pot, the savings pot and holiday pot.
I have a whole load of stuff to sell again and I am tapping away at online income still so loads to get going with!
 

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So I thought I'd kick off the New Year with some of my new aims, now I have all my debts cleared, a shiney new laptop to work off and savings. My matched betting seems to be fairly stable, I have great months where it can be nearly £1k but mostly it seems to be around the £400 to £500 mark. I am taking money out of it each month to put into savings now I have got a decent bank in Smarkets, Matchbook and Betfair. I don't do enough to warrant keeping more than £1000 in the exchange and my bank account. So this nets me around £200 odd a month that I take out.
Aims for the year -
1 - Holidays - I have three planned, one to Ireland in February to see an old friend for her birthday over a long weekend (already paid for the flights, just need spending money), one in April to Germany with my Dad (he will fund the costs of the flights so just spending money needed) and my BIG holiday to Spain and Portugal in September with my Mum for her experience of a lifetime while she is still fit and able. I currently have not put down one penny towards this so most of my extra income is going to go into this, this year. I will book the flights and air b n b once I have got my holiday approved from work, I have the option of a nice apartment for running cost fees in Portugal so that is a huge saving. I am bugeting about £1k all in for this one. But I have 9 months to work towards this so am sure it is achievable, even on Matched betting alone.
2 - Savings - I need to maintain a level of savings to use as a buffer for emergencies.
3 - Funding the Unicorn - He is doing really well and still costing money as ever. I tend to use my horsey income to supplement him and I have already been booked for a weekend grooming this month which will gain me £80 which in turn will pay for his shoes for the next 6 weeks. I have also been booked a big away show, that is a show running over 3 days, my friend has paid for a hotel for us and I can expect to gain £200 to £250 from this little trip away in February so that again will be split between the Unicorn pot, the savings pot and holiday pot.
I have a whole load of stuff to sell again and I am tapping away at online income still so loads to get going with!
Let me know if you need any help with your trip from Spain! I am from there so if you need anything I am here!
 
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Just to share the reason why I do this.. The Unicorn winning today! Funded by my profits from online earning. View attachment 542
Is that an actual WHITE horse?

I don't think I've ever seen one in real life but I get why you call it a Unicorn!!
 

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Is that an actual WHITE horse?

I don't think I've ever seen one in real life but I get why you call it a Unicorn!!
He is technically 'Grey' born either black or dark brown then went grey as he lost his foal coat. They get whiter each year and he is now pretty much pure white, but his skin is black. He's not normally that 'white' as he likes to roll in mud, he had a bath the day before and there are a whole array of products that you can use to get your grey horses super white!
 
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I'm loving following along with how you've been getting on and the Horse is gorgeous.
Are your goals still going alright?
 

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