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    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 26th Nov 14, 9:35 PM
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    slowlyfading
    The "Save 12k in 2015' Thread!
    • #1
    • 26th Nov 14, 9:35 PM
    The "Save 12k in 2015' Thread! 26th Nov 14 at 9:35 PM
    So, the title is pretty self explanatory, but this is the place to be in 2015

    In 2015, the aim is to save £12k (or, any other amount if you like!) from 1st January 2015 til 31st December 2015. 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 2015 00:00 and finishes on 31st December 2015 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 for 2013 and for 2014 started off great and then lots of people disappeared

    Challenger List:
    001. slowlyfading - £8,000
    002. freezspirit - £5,000
    003. tara747 - £12,000
    004. allie23 - £8,000
    005. cydney65 - £5,000
    006. mummytummy - £12,000
    007. ajdj - £4,100
    008. redlaces - £2,000
    009. Prudent - £13,000
    010. TrustyOven - £5,000
    011. nat21luv - £6,000
    012. roundabouthere - £12,000
    013. Paulorwhat - £12,000
    014. Sugarplum634 - £3,000
    015. Twiggy_34 - £2,000
    016. Penniesdontmakeyourich - £10,000
    017. benten69 - £12,000
    018. lalman - £30,000
    019. coolcats - £2,000
    020. girlatplay - £2,000
    021. kingrulzuk - £12,000
    022. cathybird - £10,000
    023. southoftheriver - £10,000
    024. Gilv - £6,000
    025. enthusiasticsaver £12,000
    026.cheexy - £10,000
    027. bsms1147 - £12,000
    028. Wentthedaywell? - £10,000
    029. Unicorns - £12,000
    030. geoffers4 - £12,000
    031. Speedster2 - £10,000
    032. Spanish Escape - £12,000
    033. YoungBusinessman - £12,000
    034. edinburgher - £8,000
    035. Munchin - £5,000
    036. bownyboy - £15,000
    037. eviekins - £12,000
    038. Hantsman - £17,000
    039. ShootForTheMoon - £10,000
    040. Jason Bourne - £8,000
    041. garfield33 - £6,000
    042. Alarae - £3,500
    043. gothrockchic1 - £6,000
    044. Lomcevak - £18,000
    045. MrsB89 - £10,000
    046. Polkadotsandrainbows - £4,000
    047. Starting Again - £13,000
    048. sugap0ps - £12,000
    049. Kiwisaver - £7,500
    050. dark.knight - £11,000
    051. porgiegeorgie - £12,000
    052. sofarbehind - £6,000
    053. Doda - £15,000
    054. micron - £12,000
    055. letiss7 - £12,000
    056. Rich_Rach - £6,000
    057. Rosie D - £10,000
    058. Moneymash - £6,000
    059. yorpington - £12,000
    060. calltheshots - £5,000
    061. boglehead - £75,000
    062. lessavyfav - £8,000
    063. dianek - £12,000
    064. StrawberryJam132 - £2,000
    065. secondtoughest - £6,000
    066. Ruthy1604 - £11,000
    067. SusanneCape - £12,000
    068. Determined Diva - £5,000
    069. Wilkos - £15,000
    070. Duke203 - £20,000
    071. YoungBusinessman - £12,000
    072. skyblueshez -
    073. Maria3104 - £12,000
    074. letThemPlay - £4,000
    075. kathrynha - £2,500
    076. missthrifty - £2,500
    077. PrincessLou - £5,000
    078. chocolatedonut4 - £4,500
    079. Qaari - £5,000
    080. youngmummy - £10,000
    081. black taxi - £10,000
    082. rjrs0510 - £40,000
    083. stavromueller - £12,000
    084. steve2005 - £40,000
    085. julieu - £12,000
    086. kefalonia dream - £5,000
    087. Elsbells21 - £4,000
    088. FlacosFloozie - £12,000
    089. hanspans - £12,000
    090. trying hard - £8,000
    091. Glitterbaby - £3,000
    092. waxwing1989 - £8,000
    093. Nadbat - £5,000
    094. Moenyadmin - £5,000
    095. e4rly - £4,000
    096. wishus - £7,000
    097. inspireme247 - £7,000
    098. scottishlass - £12,000
    099. Lennys_Shinpad - £6,000
    100. purplestar1uk - £6,000
    101. TDPIX - £6,000
    102. mrssjs - £5,000
    103. LealeaV - £12,000
    104. seekstris - £5,000
    105. Notfarfromtheborder - £12,000
    106. CantSwingACat - £12,000
    107. brilliantsunshine - £6,000
    108. black taxi - £10,000
    109. eagles74 - £6,000
    110. ViktorOnopko - £7,500
    111. phil09 - £15,000
    112. MiffyMFW - £7,500
    113. Missu - £8,000
    114. alicaurusrex - £6,000
    115. Gem-gem - £7,500
    116. s1ipmatt - £2,500
    117. Merrylegs1 - £5,000
    118. killerpeaty - £8,000
    119. floral_luggage - £8,000
    120. BrokenBacons2 - £2,015
    121. mrs T - £5,500
    122. anonymon - £20,000
    123. kersplatt - £6,000
    124. iloveshopping93 - £2,000
    125. BudgetQueen14 - £4,000
    126. WeeMidgie - £8,800
    127. DFWannaBee - £8,000
    128. megan01 - £8,000
    129. copperjar - £6,000
    130. Dincanada - £5,000
    131. 100saving - £20,000
    132. jak - £4,050
    133. colinjd - £12,000
    134. Sky_ - £12,000
    135. larlie1983 - £2,400
    136. ccbrowning - £12,000
    137. IftiBashir - £20,000
    138. MrKokosz - £12,000
    139. Lolly88 - £6,000
    140. dory22 - £2,000
    141. MummyRivett - £9,000
    142. SMGee - £10,000
    143. jacci45 - £5,000
    144. bluenero - £6,000
    145. Sanne - £12,000
    146. ruby911 - £11,000
    147. marco_79 - £5,000
    148. lucyfrancinetaylor - £20,000
    149. TheGlobe - £2,000
    150. Paul.Shropshire - £2,000
    151. Miss Behaving - £6,000
    152. Soworried - £4,000
    153. mintedmatty - £12,000
    154. clairedebeardekins1986 - £7,800
    155. nomemory - £8,500
    156. black cat - £10,000
    157. Sox77 - £7,610
    158. 43034 - £8,000
    159. LavenderBees - £12,000
    160. Cweb - £10,000
    161. tjp70 - £7,500
    162. cookie02 - £20,000
    163. BritishBibliophile - £2,500
    164. Billie-jo - £6,000
    165. dawyldthing - £7,200
    166. CDotX - £12,000
    167. MiddyMum - £8,000
    168. Jadesarah1 - £6,000
    169. foxy78 - £10,000
    170. Yvette394 - £3,000
    171. Niv - £5,000
    172. Phennarch - £3,000
    173. majjak - £10,000
    174. sweaty better - £2,000
    175. Skintstudent - £5,000
    176. Kahra - £12,000
    177. mattdeeks - £5,000
    178. lazysundays - £1,000
    179. ceewash - £9,000
    180.
    181. Daydreamers - £12,000
    182. Gremo - £10,000
    183. Dot common - £12,000
    184. Mc_Marty - £27,000
    185. bignbeautiful1 - £20,000
    186. natlie - £3,600
    187. wilf55 - £6,000
    188. BornToTravel - £3,000
    189. Short-n-Sweet - £12,000
    190. Abouttimetoo - £12,000
    191. abba1772 - £5,000
    192. gazzer666 - £30,000
    193. user1168934 - £12,000
    194. AlexLK - £10,000
    195. jaggerc1 - £5,500
    196. Worry_Wart - £12,000
    197. Kuncan - £10,000
    198. brokeapproaching30 - £5,000
    199. Miss money penny - £10,000
    200. savings my hobby - £7,500
    201. grogan777 - £6,000
    202. pollyanna24 - £10,000
    203. AnnaLMLH - £12,000
    204. Hazz - £2,000
    205. charliedaydream - £6,000
    206. loopybecs - £11,000
    207. lisa110rry - £15,000
    208. Dragon Lily - £2,000
    209. TheBunting - £4,000
    210. Llamalover - £6,000
    211. vietnamsavings - £12,000
    212. Humbert Humbert - £50,000
    213. Trixxibell - £9,000
    214. Save Dosh - £12,000
    215. Westie983 - £10,000
    216. chelseablue - £8,000
    217. savingfortomorrow - £20,000
    218. wpearson92 - £17,000
    219. NoviceInvestor1 - £75,000
    220. StripeySock - £8,000
    221. LiveSimply - £3,000
    222. sazzyjc1 - £12,000
    223. Homeownertobe - £8,000
    224. Phaelok - £12,000
    225. MovingUp - £10,000
    226. kev2009 - £6,000
    227. IntriguedUser - £5,000
    228. chris9393 - £10,000



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    • redlaces
    • By redlaces 26th Nov 14, 9:47 PM
    • 63 Posts
    • 408 Thanks
    redlaces
    • #2
    • 26th Nov 14, 9:47 PM
    • #2
    • 26th Nov 14, 9:47 PM
    May I join the ride? I want to aim for £2k next year, and if I can beat that, all the better!
    NSD Jan: 0/12
    £5,775.07 to repay by Dec 2018
    • Prudent
    • By Prudent 26th Nov 14, 9:48 PM
    • 11,189 Posts
    • 48,453 Thanks
    Prudent
    • #3
    • 26th Nov 14, 9:48 PM
    • #3
    • 26th Nov 14, 9:48 PM
    Thank you Form submitted. This is a really significant savings year for me. It is the 'final fling' of saving for the future. Many years of the wonderful tips from the MSE forum, spreadsheets and grit determination has bought me the point where I now am £13k from peace of mind. I feel it is fitting to join with fellow msers for this final journey. I am estimating I will need to save £10k from salary and the rest can come from interest on existing savings.
    • TrustyOven
    • By TrustyOven 26th Nov 14, 10:02 PM
    • 676 Posts
    • 718 Thanks
    TrustyOven
    • #4
    • 26th Nov 14, 10:02 PM
    • #4
    • 26th Nov 14, 10:02 PM
    Hi Slowlyfading.

    Please add me for £5000

    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%)
    • nat21luv
    • By nat21luv 26th Nov 14, 10:39 PM
    • 3,361 Posts
    • 27,370 Thanks
    nat21luv
    • #5
    • 26th Nov 14, 10:39 PM
    • #5
    • 26th Nov 14, 10:39 PM
    Me please- £6k again as im moving and starting full time employment. Fingers crossed I can up it later in the year
    £12k in 2017 #36= £450 £30k by Jan 2018= £15909 53.03% 80lbs (13.12.16)

    **MONEY MAKES ME HAPPY**
    • roundabouthere
    • By roundabouthere 26th Nov 14, 10:47 PM
    • 110 Posts
    • 348 Thanks
    roundabouthere
    • #6
    • 26th Nov 14, 10:47 PM
    • #6
    • 26th Nov 14, 10:47 PM
    Can you put me down for 12k please
    • Paulorwhat
    • By Paulorwhat 26th Nov 14, 11:15 PM
    • 7 Posts
    • 41 Thanks
    Paulorwhat
    • #7
    • 26th Nov 14, 11:15 PM
    • #7
    • 26th Nov 14, 11:15 PM
    Put me down for 12k please
    Save 12k in 2014: £7000/£8000 - Number 024

    House deposit savings: £7000/£25000
    • Sugarplum634
    • By Sugarplum634 26th Nov 14, 11:16 PM
    • 917 Posts
    • 3,301 Thanks
    Sugarplum634
    • #8
    • 26th Nov 14, 11:16 PM
    • #8
    • 26th Nov 14, 11:16 PM
    Oh, I've never done this before. Let's aim for 3k.
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 26th Nov 14, 11:20 PM
    • 647 Posts
    • 2,055 Thanks
    Twiggy_34
    • #9
    • 26th Nov 14, 11:20 PM
    • #9
    • 26th Nov 14, 11:20 PM
    Thanks for setting this up already SF. I'd definitely like to join in again for 2015; I'll start with a target of £2k as I'm not sure what the year will bring but I hope to exceed it again as I did in 2014. Happy saving everyone! x
    £12k in 2018 #### £0000/£3000
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #027 TOTAL: £10 (2013-2017 = £1150)
  • Penniesdontmakeyourich
    This thread could keep me on the straight and narrow! Can you put me down for £10,000 please?
    • benten69
    • By benten69 27th Nov 14, 6:45 AM
    • 241 Posts
    • 1,275 Thanks
    benten69
    Can you put me down? First year doing this challenge & I'm going to aim for £12,000
    SPC9 #408 - £200.39 | SPC10 #408 - £121.22
    3-6 Month Emergency Fund Challenge #62 - 70.7% Complete
    Mortgage Sept '15: £161,250 | June '17: £154,432.16

    • lalman
    • By lalman 27th Nov 14, 7:17 AM
    • 271 Posts
    • 678 Thanks
    lalman
    Nice SF! - woke up early for a reason!!

    Can you put me down for a very optimistic 30k please. A lot will change this year coming but its possible and a good target.
    My Goal: From 1st of Jan 2015 to 31st of December 2015 is to save 30000.

    48.78% towards 2015 target.

    105.3% towards 2014 target.
    • allie23
    • By allie23 27th Nov 14, 9:15 AM
    • 1,252 Posts
    • 13,687 Thanks
    allie23
    I am ridiculously excited that this new thread is now up!!

    Huge thanks SF for running the challenge again this year.
    Save £12k in 2018 - Challenger 33 - £0/£25,000
    • tara747
    • By tara747 27th Nov 14, 9:35 AM
    • 10,099 Posts
    • 26,671 Thanks
    tara747
    Sign me up for the full £12K please, slowlyfading!!! Ooh, a shiny new thread and I'm #3
    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 £132,000 by 31 Dec 2018! 2011: £54,342 * 2012: £62,200 * 2013: £74,127 * 2014: £84,839 * 2015: £95,207 * 2016: £109,122 * 2017: £121,733
    eBay sales - £4,559.89 Cashback - £2,109.36
    • cydney65
    • By cydney65 27th Nov 14, 10:02 AM
    • 794 Posts
    • 5,065 Thanks
    cydney65
    Ooh I'm number 5 thank you SF-ridiculously excited!
    TOTAL DEBT @ LBM : 17082.66 DEBT FREE 7/01/13 Save 12K in 2017 no. 83, Jan £335.05, Feb £292.49
    We all grow old, use your life, the world goes and flutters by
    • coolcats
    • By coolcats 27th Nov 14, 10:12 AM
    • 263 Posts
    • 877 Thanks
    coolcats
    Can I join please, will start off with £2k please, but hope to add to that.
    • girlatplay
    • By girlatplay 27th Nov 14, 10:15 AM
    • 2,452 Posts
    • 14,542 Thanks
    girlatplay
    Me please!! £2,000 please
    Loan (£20k) current balance: -£770
    IO Mortgage current balance: -£89,660

    • kingrulzuk
    • By kingrulzuk 27th Nov 14, 10:25 AM
    • 1,258 Posts
    • 568 Thanks
    kingrulzuk
    And me for 12k this year
    What happens if you push this button?
    • MrCrimeFiction
    • By MrCrimeFiction 27th Nov 14, 10:32 AM
    • 390 Posts
    • 1,739 Thanks
    MrCrimeFiction
    Hi SF. Thanks for doing it again. It's such a good way to save. Can you put me down for 1k please. Moving house next year so won't be able to save much..
    Some serious debt repayments are being made every month
    Last date when I gambled - Thursday 16th Dec 2015
    Debt Free Date Feb 2018 - 26 months to go!
    • southoftheriver
    • By southoftheriver 27th Nov 14, 11:00 AM
    • 507 Posts
    • 872 Thanks
    southoftheriver
    Hello!

    I'd like to join please! Can you put me down for £10K? I'm getting married next year so it will be difficult but I like a challenge.

    Looking fowards to encouraging people and receiving some support in return.
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