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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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    • george4064
    • By george4064 4th Dec 16, 8:58 PM
    • 855 Posts
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    george4064
    • #2
    • 4th Dec 16, 8:58 PM
    • #2
    • 4th Dec 16, 8:58 PM
    Sign me up for £12,000 please!

    Good luck everyone.
    Last edited by george4064; 04-12-2016 at 9:01 PM.
    "If you aren’t willing to own a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes” Warren Buffett

    Save £12k in 2016 - #045 £10,358.81/£12,000 (86%)
    Save £12k in 2017 - #003 £9,136.98/£12,000 (76%)
    • joey_93
    • By joey_93 4th Dec 16, 9:09 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 9 Thanks
    joey_93
    • #3
    • 4th Dec 16, 9:09 PM
    • #3
    • 4th Dec 16, 9:09 PM
    I'll join and try to go for £12k!
    • Zippeh
    • By Zippeh 4th Dec 16, 9:13 PM
    • 87 Posts
    • 46 Thanks
    Zippeh
    • #4
    • 4th Dec 16, 9:13 PM
    • #4
    • 4th Dec 16, 9:13 PM
    Ill try for £12k
    • Lolly88
    • By Lolly88 4th Dec 16, 9:33 PM
    • 233 Posts
    • 715 Thanks
    Lolly88
    • #5
    • 4th Dec 16, 9:33 PM
    • #5
    • 4th Dec 16, 9:33 PM
    I'd like to sign up for £12,000 please
    House Fund - £28142.19
    Save 7k in 2017 #6: £5142.19/£7,000
    Save 12k in 2016: £14,750/£12000 - Save 6k in 2015: £8250/£6000
    • swimminginaseaofdebt
    • By swimminginaseaofdebt 4th Dec 16, 9:44 PM
    • 602 Posts
    • 3,232 Thanks
    swimminginaseaofdebt
    • #6
    • 4th Dec 16, 9:44 PM
    • #6
    • 4th Dec 16, 9:44 PM
    Evening,

    Please can I be added to this challenge? As it will be 2017 I'll aim to save £2017 (split between my savings and my sons).
    Last edited by swimminginaseaofdebt; 04-12-2016 at 9:58 PM.
    SPC11 #564
    • JMR14
    • By JMR14 4th Dec 16, 10:03 PM
    • 10 Posts
    • 29 Thanks
    JMR14
    • #7
    • 4th Dec 16, 10:03 PM
    • #7
    • 4th Dec 16, 10:03 PM
    I'd like to join and my target would be £14,000, thanks.
    • darkidoe
    • By darkidoe 4th Dec 16, 10:13 PM
    • 886 Posts
    • 1,007 Thanks
    darkidoe
    • #8
    • 4th Dec 16, 10:13 PM
    • #8
    • 4th Dec 16, 10:13 PM
    I am going for 15k this time! Can't wait to start!

    Save 12K in 2017 # 9 £11,119.65/15 000 (74%)
    Save 12K in 2016 # 8 £19 721.58/12 000 (164.35%) Achieved!
    • Duckyduck
    • By Duckyduck 4th Dec 16, 10:20 PM
    • 83 Posts
    • 81 Thanks
    Duckyduck
    • #9
    • 4th Dec 16, 10:20 PM
    • #9
    • 4th Dec 16, 10:20 PM
    Can I sign up for £12k please.

    I'm intending on replacing my car this year so probably won't meet the year end target but need something to keep me focused on £1000-£1200 per month.
    • allie23
    • By allie23 4th Dec 16, 10:24 PM
    • 1,248 Posts
    • 13,637 Thanks
    allie23
    Hi SF. Please put me down for £12k. Thanks for the shiny new thread!
    Last edited by allie23; 04-12-2016 at 10:26 PM.
    Save £12k in 2017 - Challenger 11 - £24,000/£24,000
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 4th Dec 16, 10:30 PM
    • 444 Posts
    • 2,432 Thanks
    Wentthedaywell?
    Me too please! I'll try for £10k, but it's a funny year of retiring and a big lump sum, then much reduced money so I may review this later.
    Save £13k in 2017 #12: £10,000. Jan-July £3250
    £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
    • Sebrof89
    • By Sebrof89 4th Dec 16, 10:56 PM
    • 9 Posts
    • 42 Thanks
    Sebrof89
    I'd like to join also. Hopefully having this as inspiration will help along the way. £8k for me please.
    • micron
    • By micron 4th Dec 16, 11:25 PM
    • 245 Posts
    • 1,429 Thanks
    micron
    Hi SF, please put me down for £12k. Many thanks for starting this thread again. You have been an absolute superstar keeping us all motivated.
    Save £12k in 2017 #14
    How much will you spend in 2017 #4
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 4th Dec 16, 11:41 PM
    • 3,842 Posts
    • 13,999 Thanks
    Westie983
    Im in again, although ill set the total for 12k but have lots of balance transfers expiring next year, but ill try :-)
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £22,555/£12,000 = 187.95%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £400/£365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,600/£1,800 = 88.88%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+£50/£2,000 = 75.00%

    Total £26,465/£16,965 = 155.99%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • TrustyOven
    • By TrustyOven 5th Dec 16, 12:12 AM
    • 669 Posts
    • 708 Thanks
    TrustyOven
    Hi slowlyfading

    Could I pretty please join, for 10k this time?

    Thanks!
    Goals
    Save £12k in 2017 #016 (£4212.06 / £10k) (42.12%)
    Save £12k in 2016 #041 (£4558.28 / £6k) (75.97%)
    Save £12k in 2014 #192 (£4115.62 / £5k) (82.3%)
    • TrustyOven
    • By TrustyOven 5th Dec 16, 12:15 AM
    • 669 Posts
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    TrustyOven
    Quick question: do (your own, not employer's) contributions to pension also count?
    Goals
    Save £12k in 2017 #016 (£4212.06 / £10k) (42.12%)
    Save £12k in 2016 #041 (£4558.28 / £6k) (75.97%)
    Save £12k in 2014 #192 (£4115.62 / £5k) (82.3%)
    • darkidoe
    • By darkidoe 5th Dec 16, 12:34 AM
    • 886 Posts
    • 1,007 Thanks
    darkidoe
    Quick question: do (your own, not employer's) contributions to pension also count?
    Originally posted by TrustyOven
    I wouldn't. Pensions don't equate to savings in my opinion. But if you want to include it in your calculations, you can. Its your goal, you set the rules!

    Save 12K in 2017 # 9 £11,119.65/15 000 (74%)
    Save 12K in 2016 # 8 £19 721.58/12 000 (164.35%) Achieved!
    • mummytummy
    • By mummytummy 5th Dec 16, 1:13 AM
    • 706 Posts
    • 3,531 Thanks
    mummytummy
    i'm in again for £12k too please SF
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.10 (2017) #11 £1866.65 ( from Sue-UU = 20)
    Sealed Pot Challenge No.11 (2018) #11
    Save 12K in 2017 #17 MFiT-T4 #62 (51.64% saved)
    • bobobski
    • By bobobski 5th Dec 16, 7:10 AM
    • 651 Posts
    • 1,505 Thanks
    bobobski
    Sign me up for £12,000 please!

    So excited this thread is up now - thanks SF!
    #18: Save 12k in 2017: £10,032.12 / £12,000 (83.6%) | #86: Save £12k in 2016: £8,476.09 / £10,000 (84.76%)
    House deposit by 31/12/2020: £20,221.41 / £60,000 (33.7%) | Emergency fund by 31/12/2020: £1,553.13 / £5,000 (31.0%)
    • coolcats
    • By coolcats 5th Dec 16, 7:41 AM
    • 263 Posts
    • 877 Thanks
    coolcats
    can I join please for £7000
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