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    • Thora
    • By Thora 26th Dec 16, 6:05 PM
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    Thora
    100 days to save
    • #1
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:05 PM
    100 days to save 26th Dec 16 at 6:05 PM
    This challenge is about seeing how much you can save within 100 days and is for anyone who needs motivation to start saving money or need to raise a specific amount within a short time period.

    The challenge doesn't have to be 100 days - it can be any time frame you wish,
    Just let us know when joining or update us in the form.
    100 days to save challenge update form

    Please declare your total for the month on the last week of each month or week

    Put your totals in bold or a bright colour however Please don’t post in yellow my poor eyes can’t really see that colour (sorry people. I know this one is a little rubbish to abide by) .

    Any way of inheriting money is allowed to be saved as long as it is going towards your savings goal. This includes: Interest in your savings account, second jobs, “Road kill”, Savings tin, birthday/Christmas money, over time in work etc…

    The challenge runs from your starting date to whenever the 100 days end for you.

    Post join and what your target amount is, when your start & end date is so I can add you to the list. You will be assigned a number for the challenge. Please use this number when using the update form.

    ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS THREAD!

    You may use this thread to talk about how you've made money, what you've done to save money and how much you've put into your savings etc.
    Last edited by Thora; 26-12-2016 at 6:42 PM.
    Future Home Fund£1,702.67/£3,000 **EF £22.00/£1000** #575SPC £59.80/£100.00
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    • Thora
    • By Thora 26th Dec 16, 6:07 PM
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    Thora
    • #2
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:07 PM
    Challengers
    • #2
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:07 PM
    001 Thora - £1,460.93/£3,000 Starting Jan 1st & ending April 10th
    002 snozberry - £658.40/£2,500 Started 26th Dec 2016
    003 HornetSaver - £3000 By 7th April
    004 Florence J - £500 Started Jan 1st 2017 & Ending April 10th
    005 nickynoo08 - £360.00/£1,000 Started Jan 1st ending 1st of April
    006 sunshineyday - £1,000 Started Jan 1st 2017 & Ending April 10th
    Last edited by Thora; 17-01-2017 at 11:50 AM.
    Future Home Fund£1,702.67/£3,000 **EF £22.00/£1000** #575SPC £59.80/£100.00
    • snozberry
    • By snozberry 26th Dec 16, 6:18 PM
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    snozberry
    • #3
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:18 PM
    • #3
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:18 PM
    I'm in. I want to have £2500 saved
    Save £12000 No. 96 in 2017 £3440/£6000

    • Thora
    • By Thora 26th Dec 16, 6:41 PM
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    Thora
    • #4
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:41 PM
    • #4
    • 26th Dec 16, 6:41 PM
    I'm in. I want to have £2500 saved
    Originally posted by snozberry
    Thank you for joining,
    i've added you to the challengers thread.
    Good Luck Sweet!

    I've also set up a google form to make updating easier
    100 days to save challenge update form
    Future Home Fund£1,702.67/£3,000 **EF £22.00/£1000** #575SPC £59.80/£100.00
    • HornetSaver
    • By HornetSaver 28th Dec 16, 8:56 AM
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    HornetSaver
    • #5
    • 28th Dec 16, 8:56 AM
    • #5
    • 28th Dec 16, 8:56 AM
    I'm in. Have had a bad Q4 discipline wise and need something short term to get me back into the groove.

    Target of £3000, 100 days from now (final update 7 April 2017).
    I'm standing by my pre-referendum prediction: "Brexit will lead to a recession"

    forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=70662330
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 28th Dec 16, 5:55 PM
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    Florence J
    • #6
    • 28th Dec 16, 5:55 PM
    • #6
    • 28th Dec 16, 5:55 PM
    I'm in, but am going for a conservative £500
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 Wombling free 2017 = £390.12 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£878.61/£1500)
    April 2017 Debt: £5117.51
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 28th Dec 16, 5:57 PM
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    Florence J
    • #7
    • 28th Dec 16, 5:57 PM
    • #7
    • 28th Dec 16, 5:57 PM
    I will begin mine on January 1st 2017.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 Wombling free 2017 = £390.12 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£878.61/£1500)
    April 2017 Debt: £5117.51
    • snozberry
    • By snozberry 1st Jan 17, 10:35 AM
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    snozberry
    • #8
    • 1st Jan 17, 10:35 AM
    • #8
    • 1st Jan 17, 10:35 AM
    I have decided that the day I joined was my first day of this challenge. Through a combination of uninstalling the Amaz0n app, avoiding the sales, selling things on fb and not going out, I have saved £229.10. Long may it continue!
    Save £12000 No. 96 in 2017 £3440/£6000

    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 1st Jan 17, 10:37 AM
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    Florence J
    • #9
    • 1st Jan 17, 10:37 AM
    • #9
    • 1st Jan 17, 10:37 AM
    Today is my first day of the challenge, so mine will end on April 10th.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553 Wombling free 2017 = £390.12 Pay off all your debts by Xmas 2017 #53 (£878.61/£1500)
    April 2017 Debt: £5117.51
    • nickynoo08
    • By nickynoo08 1st Jan 17, 8:14 PM
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    nickynoo08
    I'm in! I'd like to save £1000 starting today and ending the 1st of April please. I'm being good and adding my overtime straight to my tin £300/£1000
    Debt free
    VSP #16 target £10.83/£500
    • sunshineyday
    • By sunshineyday 1st Jan 17, 8:27 PM
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    sunshineyday
    Hi
    Can I join too please. My 100 days starts today and ends 10th April, I am aiming for £1000
    • Thora
    • By Thora 3rd Jan 17, 8:00 AM
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    Thora
    Welcome all new members!
    Everyone has been added to the list
    Good Luck!

    I am so sorry to have not posted here or updated anybody,
    I was away for new years and also Christmas was hetic in the end.

    I have decided to start on January the 1st
    as the Christmas period was a busy one for me and was hard for me to track & save
    on top of everything going on.

    I am looking to getting a few items taken off my gadget insurance that I no longer need,
    as well as this I have cancelled some subscriptions too.

    It's really good to hear everyone taking small steps owards their goals!
    Keep it going!

    Happy New Year!
    Future Home Fund£1,702.67/£3,000 **EF £22.00/£1000** #575SPC £59.80/£100.00
    • nickynoo08
    • By nickynoo08 7th Jan 17, 7:15 PM
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    nickynoo08
    Quick update, I've added another £60 to my tin. Total now £360
    Debt free
    VSP #16 target £10.83/£500
    • snozberry
    • By snozberry 8th Jan 17, 10:20 AM
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    snozberry
    Today is day 14 and I have saved £446.20 through a combination of not spending and being off work. Tomorrow will be different as I go back to work
    Save £12000 No. 96 in 2017 £3440/£6000

    • Thora
    • By Thora 10th Jan 17, 12:07 PM
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    Thora
    snozberry that's a really good start!
    Maybe try only limit the amount of money you take with you to work
    or leave your card at home and take cash?

    nickynoo08
    Awesome start!

    keep it going!

    __________________
    I was paid more than I thought I would on the 5th of Jan,
    * put £270 away in my savings
    * Created a budget to cover bills,savings,me and for "us" (me & my partner to cover date nights and my share of buying food)
    * Created a finance book to help me be accountable
    * Asked my gadget insurance to take off 2 gadgets and try and cut my bill down a little
    * I'm also off this week as I have a really bad viral infection (got sent to A&E on sunday thinking it was appendicitis as judged by the emergency doctor) so I wont be near any shops at all
    Future Home Fund£1,702.67/£3,000 **EF £22.00/£1000** #575SPC £59.80/£100.00
    • snozberry
    • By snozberry 15th Jan 17, 11:13 AM
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    snozberry
    snozberry that's a really good start!
    Maybe try only limit the amount of money you take with you to work
    or leave your card at home and take cash?
    Originally posted by Thora
    Great ideas - thanks

    I never have much cash on me but I can't leave the house without my bank cards - my anxiety wouldn't allow it!

    Day 21 and I now have £658.40 through a combination of avoiding Amaz0n and yh shops!
    Save £12000 No. 96 in 2017 £3440/£6000

    • Thora
    • By Thora 17th Jan 17, 11:56 AM
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    Thora
    I totally get that - it's one of the reasons why I always have mine on me
    I am trying to be more vigilant with what I use my card for.

    I've potted £7.00 into my savings pot & Moved £30.00 into my online savings account today.
    I'm going to try and transfer a little bit of money each time I know I wont be using it to help me save it and not spend.

    I've also started keeping a record of my finances to see how much I am spending in each of the catagories I've laid out. But I do need to tweak this a little as I've missed out some for this month and became panicy about working out my finances after.

    I'm creating a list for ways to save during this challenge, if anyone is interested

    Keep up the good work!
    Future Home Fund£1,702.67/£3,000 **EF £22.00/£1000** #575SPC £59.80/£100.00
    • sunshineyday
    • By sunshineyday 28th Jan 17, 9:50 PM
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    sunshineyday
    I'm finally able to start this challenge, £475 went into the wedding fund today
    Last edited by sunshineyday; 28-01-2017 at 9:51 PM. Reason: Stupid autocorrect
    • snozberry
    • By snozberry 12th Feb 17, 8:15 PM
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    snozberry
    Today is my day 49 and my total is £1536.85.
    Save £12000 No. 96 in 2017 £3440/£6000

    • legitclaims
    • By legitclaims 14th Feb 17, 12:39 PM
    • 13 Posts
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    legitclaims
    I am in for saving to infinite :P
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