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    EverTheOptimist
    Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 9th December 2012
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    • 9th Dec 12, 6:28 PM
    Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 9th December 2012 9th Dec 12 at 6:28 PM
    Hello everyone. Welcome to the Weekly Spend Challenge. This challenge is open to anybody, no matter what financial place they are in.

    On this thread please post an amount of money you wish to stay below within the week (Sunday to end of working day on Friday). This can be pennies or thousands it depends on the individual. Then next Saturday report back and pledge for the following week. The challenge runs from Sunday to Friday so we don't include Saturdays but feel free to change the rules to suit you and include Saturdays or start on a different day.

    Feel free to update this thread with daily spends if that keeps you on track. We colour code the results as below:

    Green - within budget
    Red - overbudget
    Purple - zero spend
    Orange - made money over the week

    This is a little bit of fun but for many it highlights the fact that maybe that magazine/chocolate bar isn't needed. Hopefully your spending habits can be changed forever.

    Moozie was the founder of this challenge and here is a quote taken from her:

    Originally Posted by Moozie:
    "Good afternoon lovely DFWs Now for anyone looking in, please feel free to join - the more the merrier! Basically, decide on the amount you want to spend up to from Sunday until the end of the working day on Friday then pledge it here and off we go! The challenge is about incidental spending and not for stuff that should be budgeted elsewhere such as bills, groceries, debt repayment etc but you decide what to include at the end - this is about changing your habits and improving your recording of your spends more than anything else. Have a great week everyone and keep it low!!! Moozie x"

    Good Luck Everyone

    W/C 2nd December 2012 Challengers / Pledges / Total Spent

    EverTheOptimist - 135 / 151.60
    Rising from the ashes - 100 / BUST

    Abundant1972 - 25 / 20.61
    Lottie1987 - 70 / 69.56

    shezam - 100 / 124.87
    mandz1 - 30 / 27.57
    Casperthefriendlyghost - 10 / 9.94
    chris81418 - 100 / 141.37
    8hoovesarebetterthannone - 165
    flyinggiraffe - 60 / RED
    Munchin - 80

    W/C 9th December 2012 Challengers / Pledges / Total Spent

    EverTheOptimist - 215
    Lottie1987 - 70
    mandz1 - 30
    Rising from the ashes - 65
    Casperthefriendlyghost - 10shezam - 130
    abundant1972 - 6.77
    chris81418 - 255
    Last edited by EverTheOptimist; 10-12-2012 at 7:22 PM.
    DEBT: 2300
    SPC 7 #5 target = 100 / actual = 60
    SPC 8 #5 target 100

    1 a week challenge - 107/ 365
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