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    • helejenkins1
    • By helejenkins1 29th Dec 16, 11:03 AM
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    The365 Day Penny Challenge
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    • 29th Dec 16, 11:03 AM
    The365 Day Penny Challenge 29th Dec 16 at 11:03 AM
    A friend of mine has just started this challenge on Facebook and I thought it seemed like a fun way of saving.
    I have started this thread to keep me motivated but if anyone wants to join me then please feel free to do so and I will start a challenger list.
    Also if anyone knows of a simular challenge then please point me in the right direction as I have searched and can't seem to find one.
    The idea of the challenge is that
    Day 1- Save 1p
    Day5- Save 5p
    Day 100- Save £1.00
    Day 365 Save £3.65

    By the end of the year you will have saved £667.95.

    I am not going to save in order of the day as it will get quite expensive as the year goes on but will do it according to the loose change I have at the time. I have started a spread sheet and will shade in each amount I have saved.

    Looking forward to meeting fellow money savers


    If you haven!!!8217;t already, join the forum to reply!
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    Last edited by Former MSE Jessica; 06-06-2017 at 3:18 PM.
    £10 a day challenge 2017 Jan 2017 £358.80/£310 Feb £285.00/£280.00 March £68.10/£310.00
    £1 per day £89/£365
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge #17 £77.71/£200
    365 Day Penny Challenge £530.84/£667.95

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    • PlaysNicely
    • By PlaysNicely 30th Jun 17, 2:18 PM
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    End of month money shuffle, clearing purses and pockets of odds this week to try to catch up on some of the days missed means another £12.41 added, giving a total of £ 73.54.

    However, being slightly OCD about that very unround number I've appropriated a little out of the car parking fund in the car to add the odd £1.46 which brings the total so far to a much calmer £75!

    Happy weekend to all.
    Last edited by PlaysNicely; 30-06-2017 at 2:19 PM. Reason: Being a numpty
    £1000 Emergency fund challenge #236 - £ 5 / £332.05 + 365 day penny challenge - £ 18.15 / £667.95; 52 weeks challenge = £183 / £1,378;Frugal Living 2018 #42 <£11,500
    • abundant1972
    • By abundant1972 2nd Jul 17, 2:58 PM
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    Pay Day!!!

    I'm paying off July in one go...

    Amount Added : £61.07
    Total = £408.57 / £667.95

    Have a great month folks!
    Ask do I 'want' or 'need' this before I spend
    Follow your heart & be true to yourself always
    Help To Buy ISA = £5683.65. EF = £2275/£4500
    NST : NSD=6/18 : Food=£MAXED/£100 : Spends=£32.00/£100
    Exercise : 10 - 30 minutes daily
    • PlaysNicely
    • By PlaysNicely 4th Jul 17, 12:19 PM
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    A bit of extra work means a bit of extra cash, so £10 snaffled from purse as a way of
    removing temptation & rewarding NSDs so far in July. Also helps with the catch up campaign from starting this challenge late.
    Total now £85 / £667.95

    PNx
    £1000 Emergency fund challenge #236 - £ 5 / £332.05 + 365 day penny challenge - £ 18.15 / £667.95; 52 weeks challenge = £183 / £1,378;Frugal Living 2018 #42 <£11,500
    • PlaysNicely
    • By PlaysNicely 7th Jul 17, 4:22 PM
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    Bits and pieces added throughout the week and change just cleared out of purse and potted, to add £10.50 to total so far!

    Happy with signature updates, creeping up slowly!

    Hope everyone has a happy weekend! PNx
    £1000 Emergency fund challenge #236 - £ 5 / £332.05 + 365 day penny challenge - £ 18.15 / £667.95; 52 weeks challenge = £183 / £1,378;Frugal Living 2018 #42 <£11,500
    • PlaysNicely
    • By PlaysNicely 15th Jul 17, 5:08 PM
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    Bits & pieces added throughout this week (to make sure I'm up to date and catching up from the late start)! Overall £18.26 added this week, signature now updated to total £113.76 / £667.95.

    Hope everyone's enjoying the weekend, PN x
    £1000 Emergency fund challenge #236 - £ 5 / £332.05 + 365 day penny challenge - £ 18.15 / £667.95; 52 weeks challenge = £183 / £1,378;Frugal Living 2018 #42 <£11,500
    • lcc86
    • By lcc86 29th Jul 17, 5:26 PM
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    Got paid yesterday so added £70 to the challenge. I've done some months out of order and paid extra when I could, so I worked out for the remainder of the year if I transfer £70 a month into the account then I'll hit the target. Helps to even the cost out what with Xmas coming up. Total £387.
    1/12/14 total £9,140 DFD 30/01/17
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5124473 - my original diary
    25/08/17 £802 owed 21/12/17 cleared and determined to stay debt free this time
    £722/£1000 EF £718 saved for household jobs
    • foxyloxy11
    • By foxyloxy11 29th Jul 17, 7:22 PM
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    I have got all out of sync too so am now transferring 14.91 a week into a xmas savings account so hopefully will catch up in time
    £1000 Emergency fund challenge #225 - £800.00.00/£1000 Baby Step 1
    Debt free day October 2019 - End of Baby Step 2
    • Talia1
    • By Talia1 31st Jul 17, 7:12 AM
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    Still going strong with this challenge. It seems like a struggle now to keep putting back from survey payments etc.,, but it will all be worth it in the coming months. Manged £1175.02 so far, this is too cover all presents, birthdays, Christmas, Easter, weddings throughout the year. Spent some of this but still got a healthy amount left.
    £10 a day 2018 Jan £194.19 Feb 0/£280
    £10 a day 2017 £3967.07
    • abundant1972
    • By abundant1972 13th Aug 17, 12:34 PM
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    Afternoon all!

    I'm a little late updating this month as have ben away... But August's has gone in:

    Amount Added : £70.68
    Total = £479.25 / £667.95

    Have a great rest of month folks!
    Ask do I 'want' or 'need' this before I spend
    Follow your heart & be true to yourself always
    Help To Buy ISA = £5683.65. EF = £2275/£4500
    NST : NSD=6/18 : Food=£MAXED/£100 : Spends=£32.00/£100
    Exercise : 10 - 30 minutes daily
    • lcc86
    • By lcc86 31st Aug 17, 11:20 AM
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    Added another £70 yesterday as got paid, I'm up to 457 now I believe. Am going to use this money as the beginning of an emergency fund I've decided! Have never had one and it's caught me out yet again.
    1/12/14 total £9,140 DFD 30/01/17
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5124473 - my original diary
    25/08/17 £802 owed 21/12/17 cleared and determined to stay debt free this time
    £722/£1000 EF £718 saved for household jobs
    • lcc86
    • By lcc86 3rd Nov 17, 7:43 AM
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    Anyone still keeping track of their 365 day challenge? I'm up to £597, almost reached my target. It'll all be wiped out again as we need some roof repairs and are waiting for quotes but am glad I've stuck with it.
    1/12/14 total £9,140 DFD 30/01/17
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5124473 - my original diary
    25/08/17 £802 owed 21/12/17 cleared and determined to stay debt free this time
    £722/£1000 EF £718 saved for household jobs
    • claireyfairy82
    • By claireyfairy82 29th Dec 17, 11:39 AM
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    Hi,


    Don't know if anyone is still doing this challenge? I used mine in October for holiday spending money. I've started again for this year and was wondering if anyone else will be doing it again this year, Would it be worth starting a new thread?
    JAN - £208.56/£250 NSD-8
    FEB - £121.51/£200 NSD- 1
    Penny a day challenge #001: £200.79/£667.95
    • claremylove
    • By claremylove 29th Dec 17, 11:50 AM
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    I shall be doing it again, as the savings soon add up, regardless of whether there will be a new thread for 2018
    *Proud to be dealing with my debts*
    £2 saving club 2018 #20 £36 (2014 £176; 2015 £568; 2016 £604; 2017 £640)
    Saving for Xmas 2018 #80 31/365
    £1000 emergency fund challenge #232 100/1000
    Save a penny a day 2018 #5 £7.93 /£667.95
    • Nita31
    • By Nita31 2nd Jan 18, 2:02 PM
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    I have decided to do this too and have another six people doing this challenge too! !!!128512;
    • vickyleigh
    • By vickyleigh 16th Jan 18, 4:05 AM
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    vickyleigh
    This sounds like such a great way to save money, I'm definitely doing this.
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