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    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 4th Dec 16, 8:57 PM
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    slowlyfading
    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread!
    • #1
    • 4th Dec 16, 8:57 PM
    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread! 4th Dec 16 at 8:57 PM
    So, the title is pretty self explanatory, but this is the place to be in 2017

    In 2017, the aim is to save £12k (or, any other amount if you like!) from 1st January 2017 til 31st December 2017. I know it's early, but it gives you the time to plan for how you are going to do it!




    RULES:

    - This challenge starts on 1st January 2017 00:00 and finishes on 31st December 2017 23:59.
    - Everything saved MUST be done between these two dates.
    - Any interest gained during this challenge on your savings can be counted!


    Feel free to sign up but, please only sign up if you intend to go the distance - the thread tends to start off great and then people disappear

    Challenger List:
    001. slowlyfading - £12,000
    002. geoffers4 - £25,000
    003. george4064 - £12,000
    004. joey_93 - £12,000
    005. Zippeh - £12,000
    006. Lolly88 - £12,000
    007. swimminginaseaofdebt - £2,017
    008. JMR14 - £14,000
    009. darkidoe - £15,000
    010. Duckyduck - £12,000
    011. allie23 - £12,000
    012. Wentthedaywell? - £10,000
    013. Sebrof89 - £8,000
    014. micron - £12,000
    015. Westie983 - £12,000
    016. TrustyOven - £10,000
    017. mummytummy - £12,000
    018. bobobski - £12,000
    019. coolcats - £7,000
    020. Jazee - £12,000
    021. jessy-eve - £3,500
    022. emincosi - £15,000
    023. Kreacher - £6,000
    024. ToiletLicker - £12,000
    025. Mogley - £5,000
    026. BBH123 - £5,000
    027. Twiggy_34 - £2,500
    028. Karen's girl - £7,000
    029. Hantsman - £18,000
    030. PoorGuyNextDoor - £12,000
    031. Kahra - £18,000
    032. laura84gr - £12,000
    033. ryath - £6,000
    034. Dird - £25,000
    035. Bored - £12,000
    036. nat21luv - £12,000
    037. letiss7 - £12,000
    038. cathybird - £12,000
    039. garfield33 - £6,000
    040. qwertysaver1 - £9,000
    041. nikki2804 - £3,000
    042. Esufce - £14,000
    043. gchh86 - £8,000
    044. Wanna Bee Free - £7,500
    045. boglehead - £120,000
    046. CrabbitDutchie - £12,000
    047. CouponClipper - £7,000
    048. rjrs0510 - £50,000
    049. Rishified - £8,000
    050. lilyflower7 - £7,000
    051. s1ipmatt - £2,500
    052. hermionesaver - £5,000
    053. 5t3ve - £6,000
    054. kirtsybum - £10,000
    055. lisa110rry - £12,000
    056. jacci45 - £12,000
    057. Puddylove - £9,000
    058. copperjar - £6,000
    059. e4rly - £5,000
    060. RichyRich - £12,000
    061. Sakon1 - £6,500
    062. ada-or-ardor - £6,000
    063. Londinuim33 - £48,000
    064. Suffolk lass - £11,000
    065. Allotrope - £4,500
    066. Buffythedebtslayer - £5,000
    067. Domayne - £10,000
    068. Gem-gem - £6,000
    069. Lomcevak - £24,000
    070. Psychobabble78 - £12,000
    071. Fruittea - £12,000
    072. giggleyay - £7,000
    073. kitjos - £8,000
    074. Ruthy1604 - £30,000
    075. kittenkicks - £15,000
    076. Sabrinasway - £10,000
    077. pineconesjay - £17,000
    078. enomis - £15,000
    079. ambitiouspanda - £18,000
    080. Gillbrah - £5,000
    081. black taxi - £10,000
    082. kev2009 - £6,000
    083. cydney65 - £5,000
    084. groovy_chick - £12,000
    085. TwentySomethingGirl - £15,000
    086. monz - £7,500
    087. Pennypenny - £12,000
    088. Wilkos - £10,000
    089. Clare43 - £12,000
    090. _Amaryllis_ - £15,000
    091. freezspirit - £4,000
    092. silvasnow - £12,000
    093. TallGirl - £12,000
    094. Frugaliza - £6,000
    095. try harder - £12,000
    096. snozberry 0 £6,000
    097. shiningfaery - £2,000
    098. zzzt - £6,000
    099. Rhys37429 - £4,000
    100. Hutchch0920 - £12,000
    101. MissLisaxo - £12,000
    102. LA.Nyx - £10,000
    103. JamesLHarris - £5,000
    104. SpekySquarehead - £4,500
    105. lashie - £3,500
    106. Caravan of Love - £15,000
    107. mrskingandthescarecrow - £12,000
    108. Rosie D - £8,000
    109. LabRatty - £25,000
    110. dark.knight - £10,000
    111. kingrulzuk - £12,000
    112. calltheshots - £5,000
    113. ZoeGold - £10,000
    114. rupzy1 - £12,000
    115. rutterc85 - £25,000
    116. poohbear59 - £5,000
    117. Saver-upper - £5,000
    118. EC12345 - £5,000
    119. Tiggy59 - £10,000
    120. YummyMummy20 - £8,000
    121. sonas_baby - £5,000
    122. xmillyx - £15,000
    123. HornetSaver - £10,000
    124. Okitr - £4,000
    125. Sassysaver7 - £4,500
    126. Queenofcolouringandtea - £12,000
    127. Poppy2008 - £10,000
    128. missy83 - £15,000
    129. Cottage Economy - £4,000
    130. fire-wannabe - £1,000
    131. OxfordGirl - £10,000
    132. Save Dosh - £5,000
    133. imajica37 - £6,000
    134. AnieKitten - £12,000
    135. Charlene84 - £12,000
    136. FrankieM - £12,000
    137. Tom86 - £10,000
    138. StarShapedPeg - £10,000
    139. Sunnybee - £42,000
    140. Determined diva - £2,000
    141. hugger - £4,000
    142. 1393jason - £5,000
    143. Carrie85 - £10,000
    144. zafiro1984 - £2,500
    145. jackie_w - £2,017
    146. MrsPorridge - £12,000
    147. FlacosFloozie - £9,000
    148. tara747 - £12,000
    149. Watty1 - £12,000
    150. Wobblydeb - £20,000
    151. frugal90 - £36,000
    152. Bonfire Bride - £8,000
    153. bsms1147 - £15,000
    154. Garfield1987 - £12,000
    155. pearl123 - £1,500
    156. mattdeeks - £15,000
    157. Jo Blogs - £5,000
    158. laurababs - £5,000
    159. TwentySomethingGirl - £15,000
    160. Fruittea - £12,000
    161. GilmoreGirl - £5,000
    162. Xenon - £12,000
    163. Gempie - £6,000
    164. Starzy - £6,000
    165. MissMarble - £12,000


    CLICK HERE for the easy update form:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxZ9aJl2FtChf6FpAt-XYLSKpltXBE8CkTzQkX3Ffs9FWyWw/viewform


    CLICK HERE to see the total amounts so far:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xEfqfOSczCyEjqf8DQELOVdvEUnFN5LplxnZiGI-KZo/edit?usp=sharing
    Last edited by slowlyfading; 18-01-2017 at 9:18 PM.
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    • Sebrof89
    • By Sebrof89 22nd Mar 17, 2:58 PM
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    Sebrof89
    #13 declaring £620.66 for March.

    HTB ISA £200
    Reg Saver £200
    S&S ISA £100
    Other £120.66

    Slightly behind my target so far but will keep plodding away. Good lick everybody else. Doing well so far.

    S89
    • bobobski
    • By bobobski 24th Mar 17, 6:16 AM
    • 530 Posts
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    bobobski
    Good lick everybody else.
    Originally posted by Sebrof89
    Most excellent This reminds me of when I got contact lenses and the optician, quite seriously, told me not to lick them. People do that??
    #18: Save 12k in 2017: £2,145.88 / £12,000 (17.88%) | #86: Save £12k in 2016: £8,476.09 / £10,000 (84.76%)
    House deposit by 31/12/2020: £13,257.57 / £60,000 (22.09%) | Emergency fund by 31/12/2020: £630.73 / £5,000 (12.61%)
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 24th Mar 17, 8:28 AM
    • 407 Posts
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    Wentthedaywell?
    Most excellent This reminds me of when I got contact lenses and the optician, quite seriously, told me not to lick them. People do that??
    Originally posted by bobobski
    I'm really impressed if people can lick them without taking them out!
    Save £13k in 2017 #12: £10,000. Jan-March £1900
    £365 in 365 days 2017 #2
    Save £10,000 p.a, 2013-17: 2013 £11,500, 2014 £10,000, 2015 £6,500, 2016 £14,000
    • jacci45
    • By jacci45 24th Mar 17, 12:58 PM
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    jacci45
    No 56 reporting, £1597.01, a much better month but next month won't be so good!

    Good luck all! x
    • ada-or-ardor
    • By ada-or-ardor 24th Mar 17, 2:50 PM
    • 85 Posts
    • 258 Thanks
    ada-or-ardor
    I am so happy to come on and update this month. I got my annual work bonus this payday and it was so much higher than i expected.... I'm kind of gobsmacked. I had already spent a small proportion of it on holiday euros and a couple of other bits, and was expecting to be able to throw a couple of hundred extra into my savings. In fact, i have actually saved 1900.22 of it!!!! So it has boosted my savings by 2k... I was a very happy bunny indeed yesterday when i checked my banking (and still am!!)

    So including my standard monthly savings and a few extras (refunds, cashback, interest etc), i am ecstatically declaring 2510.75 saved in March!

    I'm not expecting any more windfalls like this this year, and will have some spends coming up for the house so it feels really nice to have this boost to keep me on track and on target :-)

    Happy payday everyone - keep up the good work!!

    Ada
    • TallGirl
    • By TallGirl 24th Mar 17, 2:51 PM
    • 3,943 Posts
    • 8,190 Thanks
    TallGirl
    Managed by usual £1000 but sadly lost my job unexpectedly so will be job hunting again. Financially I'm ok for a good while so time to find just the right thing and it does help to live in central London in my sector.
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 24th Mar 17, 4:47 PM
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    Suffolk lass
    Managed by usual £1000 but sadly lost my job unexpectedly so will be job hunting again. Financially I'm ok for a good while so time to find just the right thing and it does help to live in central London in my sector.
    Originally posted by TallGirl
    Sorry to hear that TallGirl - it's always a bit of a blow. Good luck looking for your next one
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    • ada-or-ardor
    • By ada-or-ardor 24th Mar 17, 6:31 PM
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    ada-or-ardor
    Sorry Tallgirl. Good luck with the job hunt, hope you find something suitable soon!
    • giggleyay
    • By giggleyay 25th Mar 17, 10:19 AM
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    giggleyay
    Update for number 72 this month...

    I've added in my RDF's which I have been saving for, but previously wasn't counting, so it's a bit of a bump of £1145.46 this month, woop woop!

    This is a little deceptive as I have actually been a little spendy this month after so long being frugal, I obviously needed it. Managed to only contribute to my HTB ISA and my RDF's with nothing going to the Emergency Fund at all.

    Oh well, c'est la vie. I have set myself a goal of being very frugal all April to attempt to make up for this and do a No Spend month, wish me luck and tightness lol.

    In other news, I also got my first years interest on my HTB ISA at a whopping £52.81. It's not loads but it's the most I've ever had in interest as a previous poor/non-existent saver, so I'm chuffed to bits with it haha

    Overall feeling pretty proud of myself. Check me out, I have savings for the first time in my entire life.
    Saving for Xmas 2017 - #21 - £177.88/£365
    Save 12K in 2017 - #72 - £1930.99/£7000
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