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    • Wanno
    • By Wanno 1st Nov 06, 2:12 PM
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    Wanno
    How much can you save?
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    • 1st Nov 06, 2:12 PM
    How much can you save? 1st Nov 06 at 2:12 PM
    I thought I would post a new thread being a newbie to this.

    There seems to be a diary for getting out of debt, and clearing your mortgage, but not one for the amount you can save to put towards something.

    I'm saving for a deposit for a house and am aiming for about £16,000.

    It would be useful to log how much I can save in a diary format and get as much support as possible.
    I'll be keeping a log of my progress and would love to hear any tips you guys have on budgeting and making the most of the money I can keep.

    If anybody would like to join me then great- the more the merrier!
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    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 7th Jun 17, 8:48 AM
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    JAMIEDODGER
    Well done Tara and Kittenkicks!!! You are both doing amazingly well!

    I'm just off the starting block as far as savings go. I have joined the save 12k thread.

    In May I managed to save £850.

    I include money I send to my personal pension, but not my works pension. It also includes money sent to my S&S Isa, P2P and a regular saver.

    Total savings end of May:

    £4534.85

    Jamie x
    #185 12k in 2017 - £850/£3000
    • tara747
    • By tara747 30th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
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    tara747
    Well done Tara and Kittenkicks!!! You are both doing amazingly well!

    I'm just off the starting block as far as savings go. I have joined the save 12k thread.

    In May I managed to save £850.

    I include money I send to my personal pension, but not my works pension. It also includes money sent to my S&S Isa, P2P and a regular saver.

    Total savings end of May:

    £4534.85

    Jamie x
    Originally posted by JAMIEDODGER

    Well done Jamie, that's great going Keep it up!
    Get to 119lbs! 1/2/09: 135.6lbs 1/5/11: 145.8lbs 30/3/13 150lbs 22/2/14 137lbs 2/6/14 128lbs 29/8/14 124lbs 2/6/17 126lbs
    Save £120,000 by 31 Dec 2017! Dec 2011: £54,342 * Dec 2012: £62,200 * Dec 2013: £74,127 * Dec 2014: £84,839 * Dec 2015: £95,207 * Dec 2016: £109,122
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    • tara747
    • By tara747 30th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
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    tara747
    June payday update from me!


    I saved £878 this month - that makes £5,723 so far in 2017 and a grand total of £114,845 altogether.


    Get to 119lbs! 1/2/09: 135.6lbs 1/5/11: 145.8lbs 30/3/13 150lbs 22/2/14 137lbs 2/6/14 128lbs 29/8/14 124lbs 2/6/17 126lbs
    Save £120,000 by 31 Dec 2017! Dec 2011: £54,342 * Dec 2012: £62,200 * Dec 2013: £74,127 * Dec 2014: £84,839 * Dec 2015: £95,207 * Dec 2016: £109,122
    eBay sales - £4,559.89 Cashback - £1,972.02
    • snowqueen555
    • By snowqueen555 10th Jul 17, 1:37 AM
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    snowqueen555
    I've been saving really hard these past 3 years, I've stopped living and everything has been about living on a budget, it's really tiring.

    I am actually going part time next year due to burn out. I earn below 19k per year but with overtime and frugal living I am often saving 50-60% of my take home pay.

    Life is for living, I have to adjust to treating myself and accepting I can only do so much.
    • stoozie1
    • By stoozie1 10th Jul 17, 6:01 PM
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    stoozie1
    Sorry to hear that

    Have you been saving for something specific?
    • joestones76
    • By joestones76 17th Jul 17, 9:23 AM
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    joestones76
    Best savings account for me?
    Hi guys,

    Want some advice. I'm 20 years old and have a full time job, I earn 16k a year.

    I'm wanting to know what savings account is the best for me, I went into my bank and they said they couldn't advise me. I've looked on all the website but I don't get what half of it means!

    Any suggestions? x
    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 17th Jul 17, 5:39 PM
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    Eco Miser
    The highest returns are from current accounts such as Nationwide's FlexDirect, and regular saver accounts such as Nationwide's Flexclusive, both of which pay 5% AER on a limited amount. See the links near the top of this page, http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5374614 and http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=608697 for more options.

    However, this isn't advice, it's information on what is available - only you can know what is best for you.
    Eco Miser
    Saving money for well over half a century
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