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Old 03-01-2013, 6:54 PM
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A LSD today, just spent £2.20 on postage for a package posted to my Mum.

Not news other than that....
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Friday was a NSD. I sold an item on EBay so once fee etc have been worked out and the buyer has received their item I will add that.

I am waiting on a free listing day too I have a few things I could sell, in fact that's an understatement.

I haven't decided on the HR course yet. I am tempted to take out a 0% CC but that will hold me back in my savings as I will have to make repayments...so watch this space!
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Made £1.55 profit from the Ebay sale, it's a start!
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Hi all, about time for an update. Savings wise I haven't done much I have put some bits on Facebook group but nothing has sold so far. Wrong time of the year I suppose.

I'm up to £1030 not a lot more being saved.

OH's Christmas job finishes this Friday so I am trying to get him organised, his CV is done (so he says) and has applied for a a few jobs so no 6 months being unemployed this time! Then I can properly save!

Been having a few NSD's

They are getting easier!
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Old 15-01-2013, 11:47 PM
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Good luck to your OH. Hope he finds a job soon.
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Thanks Cydney, let's hope he puts more effort into it this time!

I got some great news I am getting anothe bonus at the end of the month

So depending on how Mr Taxman takes I will add that to the ISA! I think I have had more bonus in this new job that my last.
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Hi everyone, payday was Thursday and January was a hard month. My bonus came in and I have put in £100 less for the monthly bills as OH is still being paid for his Christmas job.

So I have saved £180 this month and I have bagged up all of my change as well so I will update that when it's in the bank.

£1211/£5000

With the view to put more in as I have budgeted comfortably but I do need clothes particulary jeans as I discovered a hole in my favorite ones I also need new work trousers and tops too so I have allowed £50 this month. I have some vouchers too
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Youre doing really well gothrockchic im trying to save 6000 by the end of the yr think its a bit ambitious but anything from 5-6000 id be happy with, gd luck on achieving your target!
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Thank you Brokeattheminute. It's going to be a slow process as all of my clothes are worn and there are a few things I'd like to do as well so it's a balancing act.
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Hi everyone, sorry to be a bit quiet of late....

I met up with some musicians on Tuesday and although 2 have dropped out I am in as Bass/Vocilaist. It will be interesting playing and singing at the same time but I had fun on Tuesday. No meet up planned as yet but I am aware there is a shortage of pedals on my side so I am considering buying some soon.

This means the savings will go down but thats what they are there for.

I need to do next months budget and it's a free listing weekend on Ebay so I will put some big items on there as well.

Also I have booked a photographer on Monday (£19 voucher on Itison) so I need to prepare for that!
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Hi all, thought I'd give you a quick update. Challenge wise I'm £1216/£5000.

Music-wise I'm still with the band but playing musical chairs with musicians so watch this space.

How is everyone doing?
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Hi thanks for dropping by my thread :-) thought I'd pop in and say hi. Off to read your thread, well done with your savings so far!!
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Hi all just dropping to update me total £1340/5000. Last month was a good month for saving this month will be a bit more of a challenge as it's OH's 30th. He also has an interview for next week on his birthday as well, so fingers crossed.

The band didn't work out but I am onto my next one. I just need to meet them now....
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Hi GothRockChic!
How are you doing?
Sorry I haven't popped by in so long - I can see you are determined and still doing really well! Good for you!
I am still plodding along with my debts. I've done very well this month, and just cannot wait to clear my credit card for once and for all.
Looking forward to joining you in the savings challenge some day very, very soon!
Hope your OH's birthday goes well!
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Hi everyone thanks for posting Castlelough!

The total so far stands at £1505/5000

I have had a work bonus so it's boosted the total a bit.

I also have a dental appointment next week so I have held some
money back for that.

I have also put some clothes on eBay. So fingers crossed some of it sells.
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Hi everyone an update for everyone

£1570/5000

I had a bonus again so I put a lot in this month but also got my teeth sorted and new glasses as well not bad this month.

OH still hasnt got any work a few interviews later.

Saving my Amazon vouchers for Bass Pedals as jamming with the last band made me feel I needed them
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Youre doing really well gothrockchic.I find some months easier than others.Have achieved over £1000 out of the £6000 im aiming for but found it a bit of a struggle at times.Keep up the good work and youll have that £5000 before you know it!
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Thank you! Looks like you are doing really well! Keep going!

I have joined the Make £5 a day Challenge. It's really
Motivated me.
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Hi all time for an update!

£1702/ £5000 : j

Good news OH now has a temporary job. It's for eight weeks so that I get a reprieve from paying the bills

So I can properly save this challenge!

In other news I have applied for a course in HR and hope to fund the course via a 0% credit card and paying the minimum off. I have an interview this Friday.

The plan is coming together ....
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:37 PM
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Hi all funds are growing steadily.

£1793/£5000

Getting ready for my course trying to think of how I can be organised for this. How is everyone doing?
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