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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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Page 2
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 5th Dec 16, 8:28 AM
    • 4,497 Posts
    • 45,433 Thanks
    Jazee
    Hello all. I'd like to join please. £12k.
    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread! (#20)Apr £0 Total £3744.41/£12000
    Crazy clothes challenge 2017 (#29) £232.44/£365
    Money spent on garden £79.06



    • jessy-eve
    • By jessy-eve 5th Dec 16, 8:54 AM
    • 26 Posts
    • 128 Thanks
    jessy-eve
    sign me up please! Was so motivating during the last year! Next year, me and my partner will be buying our first house so will reduce my target down to £3500 (this will be own personal savings outside of anything house related!)
    personal savings = £15963.05 joint house deposit savings = £30079.63
    #21 - Save 12K in 2017 £2056.95/£3500 58.77%
    • emincosi
    • By emincosi 5th Dec 16, 9:48 AM
    • 18 Posts
    • 123 Thanks
    emincosi
    Me too please. Ambitious goal of 15k this year!
    Saving £15k in 2017: £1400/15000

    Net Worth (Assets - Liabilities): £45244.36/85000 (by Sept 2018)
    Of which savings: £12569.49/38069.73 (by Sept 2018)
    • Kreacher
    • By Kreacher 5th Dec 16, 9:56 AM
    • 75 Posts
    • 129 Thanks
    Kreacher
    Please sign me up for £6k again
    Save 12K in 2017 #023 = £309/ £6000 (5.15%)

    Save 12K in 2016 #110 = £7500/ £6000 (100%)

    House Fund = £7809/ £20000 (39%)
    • ToiletLicker
    • By ToiletLicker 5th Dec 16, 10:49 AM
    • 14 Posts
    • 52 Thanks
    ToiletLicker
    Yes pleeeeaaaassseeee.

    I would like to go for £12,000 again please.
    #24
    • Mogley
    • By Mogley 5th Dec 16, 11:04 AM
    • 105 Posts
    • 105 Thanks
    Mogley
    I've dipped in and out of this thread since joining MSE forums and it has been very inspirational.

    I would like to join this year with a target of £5000 please.
    Good luck everyone and well done on your 2016 achievements.
    No.25 for 2017 £0/£5000
    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.
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 5th Dec 16, 11:11 AM
    • 215 Posts
    • 235 Thanks
    BBH123
    I'd like to join for £5k please.

    I have some service charge bills coming up so may be able to save a wonky amount first half of the year and then catch up second half.
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 5th Dec 16, 12:21 PM
    • 623 Posts
    • 1,992 Thanks
    Twiggy_34
    I'm in! I'll increase my target slightly from this years, to £2,500. Thanks SF x
    £12k in 2017 #027 £650/£2500
    £2 Savers Club 201 #17 TOTAL: £118 (2013-2016 = £702)
    New (lower interest) mortgage commenced 1.3.2016 with unlimited overpayment allowance.
    Overpayments commenced 1.1.2017 (just £40 extra each month, but better than nothing!).
    • Karen's girl
    • By Karen's girl 5th Dec 16, 1:52 PM
    • 45 Posts
    • 182 Thanks
    Karen's girl
    Sign me up again please; I found this year's challenge very motivating :-). I will go for £7,000 in 2017. Thank you.
    I used to be stupid with money, but am learning to be better with it now........

    _______________________________________________
    Current savings: £10,692.19
    Save 12k in 2016#087: £6,326/£6000.
    Save 12k in 2017 #28: £1,434.62/£7,000
    • Hantsman
    • By Hantsman 5th Dec 16, 5:56 PM
    • 95 Posts
    • 552 Thanks
    Hantsman
    £18,000 please for me! Thank you sf for running this again!
    12K in 2017 No.029: £7154.37/ 18,000 (40%)
    £80,000 by Jan 2017: £81419.91/ £80,000 Achieved 01/10/2016!
    £100,000 by Jan 2018: £92360.46/£100,000 (92%)
    • PoorGuyNextDoor
    • By PoorGuyNextDoor 5th Dec 16, 6:06 PM
    • 122 Posts
    • 309 Thanks
    PoorGuyNextDoor
    I do apologise with my lack of updates this year SF, iv had a terrible year financially!! Things can only get better from now on and im going to aim for £12k saved sitting in the bank by the end of 2017! Im starting from scratch so it will be easy to track how much im saving. My mortgage 5 year fix is up next xmas so £12k will help give me options for moving! Thanks for all your efforts with these threads, you deserve something for it!!
    • Kahra
    • By Kahra 5th Dec 16, 6:16 PM
    • 85 Posts
    • 430 Thanks
    Kahra
    Quick question: do (your own, not employer's) contributions to pension also count?
    Originally posted by TrustyOven
    Personally, I would definitely count both my contributions and my employer's as soon as they were vested, since that's undoubtedly your money that you're saving for a different stage in your life.

    SF, can you put me in for £18k please? Thanks for running this great challenge!
    • laura84gr
    • By laura84gr 5th Dec 16, 6:34 PM
    • 37 Posts
    • 49 Thanks
    laura84gr
    Sign me up for £12k please.

    😀😀
    • ryath
    • By ryath 5th Dec 16, 7:20 PM
    • 29 Posts
    • 48 Thanks
    ryath
    £6k please First time signing up to this and looking forward to it.
    • geoffers4
    • By geoffers4 5th Dec 16, 8:40 PM
    • 96 Posts
    • 682 Thanks
    geoffers4
    Blimey - the new thread's only been open a-day-and-a-bit and over 30 peeps signed up already! Could you put me down for £25000 again this year please SF.

    No.193(!) in Save 12k in 2013
    No. 6 in Save 12k in 2014
    No.30 in Save 12k in 2015
    No.22 in Save 12k in 2016
    No. 2 in Save 12k in 2017
    • Dird
    • By Dird 5th Dec 16, 11:32 PM
    • 2,576 Posts
    • 1,518 Thanks
    Dird
    !!!! I ain't even top 10 :/ £25k target pls
    Mortgage (Nov 15): £79,950 | Cashback sites: £826 | Current accounts: 15
    Mortgage (Mar 17): £75,516 | £30k in 2016: £30,300 (101%) | £25k in 2017: £6,030 (24%)
    • darkidoe
    • By darkidoe 6th Dec 16, 12:18 AM
    • 767 Posts
    • 855 Thanks
    darkidoe
    !!!! I ain't even top 10 :/ £25k target pls
    Originally posted by Dird


    You can be top 10 savers for the year if there's even such an honor roll!

    Save 12K in 2017 # 9 £1360.10./15 000 (9%)
    Save 12K in 2016 # 8 £19 721.58/12 000 (164.35%) Achieved!
    • Bored
    • By Bored 6th Dec 16, 10:19 AM
    • 247 Posts
    • 346 Thanks
    Bored
    Could I join please? This is the first year I've been debt free and can really focus on saving.

    I'll go for the full £12k although it's probably not attainable - I prefer to aim high.
    • nat21luv
    • By nat21luv 6th Dec 16, 10:39 AM
    • 3,359 Posts
    • 27,332 Thanks
    nat21luv
    I bombed out last year, I spent a large amount in the second quarter on a holiday/car repairs and worked for the rest of the year to get it back. I couldn't face updating as I felt like a bit of a failure but next year I'm coming back strong!

    Ideally I would love to save £17k but I'm going to go for £12k
    £12k in 2017 #36= £450 £30k by Jan 2018= £15909 53.03% 80lbs (13.12.16)

    **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
    • letiss7
    • By letiss7 6th Dec 16, 1:10 PM
    • 58 Posts
    • 204 Thanks
    letiss7
    SF - thank you for another year of this thread.
    I know I dropped out of the 2016 thread for various reason but I hope to be back for 2017.
    Please add me with a target of £12000.
    No. 37 in the 'Save 12k for 2017' thread.
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