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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.
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr Seuss
    Personal Finance Blogger / May NSD - 14 / Ultimate Dream Fund - 14,824.75/306,000
    Engaged 14/08/10 // Married 31/03/12 // DS born August 15
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    • Hutchch0920
    • By Hutchch0920 26th May 17, 10:25 AM
    • 259 Posts
    • 444 Thanks
    Hutchch0920
    Very late update for April 1208 made entirely of my bonus from the last 18 months. Was on holiday this month in Orlando so spent all my usual savings there, but also bought a Go Pro and one of our wedding rings so I'm happy!

    May update much healthier, 2113, probably the most I'll save in any one month this year since payroll messed up my payslip and have paid me my extra wages rather than it going in my pension so I'll be short on savings next month as they're going to take double the contribution to make up for it.

    It would be cool to get a grand total of how much the whole thread has saved over the year once we're all done!
    Save 12k in 2017 / Dec 2017 Travel Cash = 6,114/ 14,000 43.6%

    House Deposit = 19,000 / 18,000
    • Mogley
    • By Mogley 26th May 17, 2:36 PM
    • 134 Posts
    • 124 Thanks
    Mogley
    I've been slacking on the updates.

    April was -135.44, May was 229.86. YTD = -80.41. Target YTD = 1800.

    My OH has finally finished maternity leave. However I had banked on a bonus in May which didn't materialise hence I've fallen behind my savings target for the year by 1800. My 2017 savings goal will shift from 5k to 4k as a result.

    It's always inspiring to hear all your savings stories. Keep it up.
    No.25 for 2017 0/4000 saved.
    You should pay attention to the needs of the moment - otherwise there is no future. But to ignore the future is foolish - living solely for the moment leaves nothing for when the next moment arrives.
    • Xenon
    • By Xenon 26th May 17, 5:45 PM
    • 35 Posts
    • 42 Thanks
    Xenon
    May update - 1035
    2017 - 5749

    Not bad for a lazy old fart who can't be bothered with overtime.

    Now have all the funds for my property purchase + mortgage when the time comes.
    • RichyRich
    • By RichyRich 26th May 17, 9:40 PM
    • 1,795 Posts
    • 2,129 Thanks
    RichyRich
    Declaring for May,

    Not a great month I'm afraid.

    FD Regular 5%: 1,800.00
    Natwide Regular 5%: 3,000.00
    Ford Regular 4%: 250.00
    Bank of Scotland 1 3%: 5,000.00
    Bank of Scotland 2 3%: 3,201.52
    TSB 3%: 1,500.00
    Tesco 3%: 3,000.00
    Nutmeg (contribs only): 900.00

    Total balance across all accounts: 18,651.52
    Beginning balance: 12,976.79
    Saved year to date: 5,674.73

    Last months's balance: 5,167.13
    Saved in May: 507.60
    Last edited by RichyRich; Yesterday at 6:59 AM.
    #145 Save 12k in 2016 Challenge: 12,062.62/12,000.00 Beginning Balance: 5,027.78 CHALLENGE MET
    #060 Save 12k in 2017 Challenge: 5,674.43/12,000.00 Beginning Balance: 12,976.79 Still to save: 6,325.57
    This is the secret message.
    • e4rly
    • By e4rly 27th May 17, 12:10 PM
    • 61 Posts
    • 465 Thanks
    e4rly
    Posting my figure for April (a bit delayed!) at 1,755 for No. 59. A ropey start to the year due to a number of expected outlays but now I am happily back on track and looking strong for May too.

    Thanks!
    Save 12k in 2017: 1,755 / 5,000 (No: 59)
    MFW 2017: 3,000 / 7,200 (No: 67)
    Crazy clothes challenge: 369 / 500 (No: 8)
    All 2016 challenges met!f
    • allie23
    • By allie23 27th May 17, 12:44 PM
    • 1,330 Posts
    • 13,464 Thanks
    allie23
    Hi folks. No 11 declaring 2000 for May.

    Form submitted. Keep up the good work everyone.
    Save 12k in 2017 - Challenger 11 - 13,620/24,000
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 27th May 17, 12:57 PM
    • 1,211 Posts
    • 15,239 Thanks
    Suffolk lass
    I've declared 1112.38 for May. Edging back towards hitting the 50% mark after June after a poor couple of months.

    Well done everyone; very easy to slide away when the sun shines and lots of costly outdoors things offer themselves as distractions and temptations
    MFiT T4 #2 update 25.95% after Q5
    Save 12k in 2017 #64 - 4340.03/4583.33 (39.45%/41.66%) after May - my annual target is 11,000 (Save 12k in 2016 thread 10,488.04/10,000)
    OS Grocery Challenge 2017 budget of 3,600 3000 (reduced from Apr) - 40.12/41.67% including stores after May
    Reading and learning about investing...
    • excelwizard
    • By excelwizard 27th May 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 2 Thanks
    excelwizard
    Hello! I'd like to sign up please - I've already got 5489 saved - I'd like to try and make this 12000 by the end of the year! Thanks!
    • Lolly88
    • By Lolly88 27th May 17, 4:53 PM
    • 155 Posts
    • 574 Thanks
    Lolly88
    Managed to scrape together a bit more cash this month so number 6 updating my earlier declaration to 1924.69 total for this month . So please ignore my previous declaration for this month slowly fading. I'm finally out of negative digits and paid off the money I had to take out of savings at the start of the year... but this means only 468 saved though. Have to work hard to get to that 7000 by end of the year.
    House Fund - 23,468.46
    Save 7k in 2017 #6: 468.46/7,000
    Save 12k in 2016: 14,750/12000 - Save 6k in 2015: 8250/6000
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 27th May 17, 9:50 PM
    • 1,211 Posts
    • 15,239 Thanks
    Suffolk lass
    Hello! I'd like to sign up please - I've already got 5489 saved - I'd like to try and make this 12000 by the end of the year! Thanks!
    Originally posted by excelwizard
    You need to put a form in (at the bottom of the first post) so that Slowlyfading adds you. Good luck
    MFiT T4 #2 update 25.95% after Q5
    Save 12k in 2017 #64 - 4340.03/4583.33 (39.45%/41.66%) after May - my annual target is 11,000 (Save 12k in 2016 thread 10,488.04/10,000)
    OS Grocery Challenge 2017 budget of 3,600 3000 (reduced from Apr) - 40.12/41.67% including stores after May
    Reading and learning about investing...
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