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    • adventureofmemories
    • By adventureofmemories 1st Jan 18, 10:34 AM
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    Januaray NSD Challenge 2018
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    • 1st Jan 18, 10:34 AM
    Januaray NSD Challenge 2018 1st Jan 18 at 10:34 AM
    I created this thread as I couldnt see one for December. I dont own this challenge but know others would like to see a January one.

    This challenge is about setting yourself a weekly / monthly target of how many No Spend Days you would like to try and achieve during the month of January.
    Keep us updated with your progress and hope you all have a great start to the new year.

    To join,
    just post your personal target and you are on your way.

    Tips for the challenge;
    1. Decide on a clear goal weekly or monthly of how many No Spend days you'd like to try and achieve

    2. Create a list of allowances...What counts as a spend and what doesn't. Keep the list on you so you don't fall of the wagon or make exceptions for everything

    3. Keep a tally of how many NSDs you get. See if you can beat your previous amount!
    Debt to fiancee - £404.00 (left to pay) | Save £12,000 in 2018 - £371.90 all together|2,018 items in 2018 (8/2,018)
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    • Penny2myName
    • By Penny2myName 10th Jan 18, 11:18 PM
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    Penny2myName
    8th Jan and today have both been NSDs.
    19th March 2007 LBM£5,969.63 1st January 2018 £5960.18
    Student Loan £22244.00 From 2009-12
    Challenges: 2018 Frugal living challenge, January NSD Challenge 2018.
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 11th Jan 18, 2:55 PM
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    3rd NSD this week for me!


    Tomorrow and Saturday will be spend days but hoping Sunday & Monday will be NSDs.


    Quite enjoying this challenge, really makes the spending diary look very empty! Not too good for the £2 challenge though as hardly receiving any change!
    Wannabe debt free by 31/12/2022 - Wannalose 3st in the process - 6lbs off so far
    8 x £2 coins (#32) - 5/12 NSD in January
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 11th Jan 18, 2:57 PM
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    LLM2018
    #10 Another NSD for me. Posted some parcels from Ebay sale but buyers paid the postage so i'm up to 5/12 so far
    Debt cc £2494
    #21 Make 1% challenge 6/100%
    #78 PAYDBX '18 £154/2494
    #6 Crazy clothes challenge £10 per month only #10 NSD January aim 5/12
    #19 Surveys pay for Xmas' 18 Jan: £2.50 # No buying unnecessary toiletries January '18 7/62
    • Penny2myName
    • By Penny2myName 11th Jan 18, 10:38 PM
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    Penny2myName
    Apart from debt payments which I am not including, today has been a NSD.
    19th March 2007 LBM£5,969.63 1st January 2018 £5960.18
    Student Loan £22244.00 From 2009-12
    Challenges: 2018 Frugal living challenge, January NSD Challenge 2018.
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 12th Jan 18, 8:32 AM
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    fatrab
    Morning everyone,


    Today was going to be a spend day, but do you know what? I'm going to try and turn it into an NSD. I should have enough food to last the day. Didn't quite get enough in for lunches thinking I would have something left over from last night.


    But I have a large meal to cook tonight which will be tomorrows lunch also and enough bits n bobs in work (tins of fish and porridge basically) that'll last me until I get home.


    I can do this!


    Its freezing up north today, stay safe everyone
    Wannabe debt free by 31/12/2022 - Wannalose 3st in the process - 6lbs off so far
    8 x £2 coins (#32) - 5/12 NSD in January
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 12th Jan 18, 9:58 AM
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    Think I already know the answer to this....


    If I buy something from a well known online auction site and pay with paypal, does it class as a spend when I click to buy or when the money comes out of my account?


    It's a thrifty recipe book btw
    Wannabe debt free by 31/12/2022 - Wannalose 3st in the process - 6lbs off so far
    8 x £2 coins (#32) - 5/12 NSD in January
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 12th Jan 18, 8:17 PM
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    Made it through the day. #4 for me.

    Will buy that book tomorrow morning.

    Toughest one yet, could have easily slipped off the wagon today.
    Wannabe debt free by 31/12/2022 - Wannalose 3st in the process - 6lbs off so far
    8 x £2 coins (#32) - 5/12 NSD in January
    • squanderscouse
    • By squanderscouse 12th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
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    7th, 9th and 10th were NSDs for me bringing total so far to 6/15
    Bank Loan 5000/PAID Barclaycard 2500/1841.34
    Overdraft 2000/Cleared MBNA Closed
    Littlewoods 1200/181.65

    Long time lurker - so grateful to MSE for helping me reduce my debt. January NSD 6/15
    Sealed pot challenge 11 #568
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 18, 9:54 PM
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    Sorry there has been a lot going on & I have lost count.
    Hope you are all doing well
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 13th Jan 18, 8:12 AM
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    Hi,

    Everyone is doing really well this month

    I'm up NSD #6

    fatrab - I'd count it as the day you made the purchase
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £6900.00 Cap 1: £467.97 BC: £6900.00

    AFD 4/14 NSD 8/17 LTW 9/17
    POAMAYC 2018 #041 PD £878.17/£4000
    20p Savers 2018 £2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 13th Jan 18, 9:17 AM
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    fatrab - I'd count it as the day you made the purchase
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2

    I resisted and bought it this morning as today is a spend day anyway, it was only £4 (Used but as new condition). It's the Savvy Shopper Cookbook so should be an asset, and the fact I didn't pay retail price for it is even more savvy!


    Hope everyone has a nice weekend
    Wannabe debt free by 31/12/2022 - Wannalose 3st in the process - 6lbs off so far
    8 x £2 coins (#32) - 5/12 NSD in January
    • RhiBi
    • By RhiBi 13th Jan 18, 10:01 AM
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    RhiBi
    I’m up to 05/15 NSD now! Today is a food shopping day (with a list) but I might get a nsd in tomorrow xx
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 #7 £21.90/£250 Bring lunch to work 05/18 NSD 05/15
    • jaxsmar
    • By jaxsmar 13th Jan 18, 1:58 PM
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    11 no spends
    Penny wise pound foolish #266 emergency fund 50/£1000.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Jan 18, 8:44 PM
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    NSD no 4 today.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 15th Jan 18, 10:21 AM
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    Aiming for 4 NSDs this week, today being the first.


    Changing my target to 12 for the month (was 8)
    Wannabe debt free by 31/12/2022 - Wannalose 3st in the process - 6lbs off so far
    8 x £2 coins (#32) - 5/12 NSD in January
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Jan 18, 7:58 PM
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    beanielou
    & no 5 today
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
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