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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 / July NSD - 9 / Ultimate Dream Fund - £16,728.55/£306,000
    Engaged 14/08/10 // Married 31/03/12 // DS born August 15
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    • Frances109
    • By Frances109 9th May 17, 8:32 PM
    • 32 Posts
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    Frances109
    I could have sworn I signed up months ago! Can I join again this year please Going for £8,000 this year!
    First time buyer!
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 10th May 17, 9:22 AM
    • 1,034 Posts
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Late update for April. I put it off for 2 weeks as I thought it would be really hard to get all the numbers together but in the end it was a 15 minute job!

    No 44reporting in with £637.66 saved this month. A total of £2,528.68 towards my target of £7,500.

    £1,000 Sharescheme
    £1,500 Regular Saver
    £28.68 Other Savings

    Carry on Saving!
    No. 44 Save 12K in 2017 £6,100/£7,500 88%
    AFDs 47/150 14/4/10/9/7/3 31.33%
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 11th May 17, 8:55 AM
    • 1,537 Posts
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    SpekySquarehead
    Morning all,

    Forgot to update April. I managed to put away £600.

    I move in to my property next week, so my savings amount will change, pretty drastically. I'll do my best.
    Debt Free Date: 29/09/16
    NSD (5/15)
    • kitjos
    • By kitjos 13th May 17, 6:04 PM
    • 178 Posts
    • 1,025 Thanks
    kitjos
    Happy May everyone .

    Ill declare now as im not sure i can contribute much more by end of the month, maybe few hundred quid but uncertain due to bills.

    So, #73 with £1,800 for May, taking my total to £6,000.

    Thanks SF xxx
    "Don't underestimate the value of financial security"

    (#73) Joint savings account = £7,000 / £10,000
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 14th May 17, 5:31 AM
    • 750 Posts
    • 2,559 Thanks
    Jo Blogs
    Hi folks

    Super going with all the saving , and a warm welcome to new members

    Declaring £727.58 for May (form updated)

    Wishing you all the best with your saving this month


    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Aug] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 July NSDs 19/15CCCChl 7/12 months
    July PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • kittenkicks
    • By kittenkicks 15th May 17, 7:36 PM
    • 11 Posts
    • 60 Thanks
    kittenkicks
    I really love checking in with this post and seeing how much we're all achieving together, it really does help spur you on to the end goal!

    No 075 Checking in for May I've saved£968.19 so far this month, not my best month but it's been a busy one as we were on holiday last week which ended up costing more than I'd planned.

    But that takes the total so far this year to £6,399.79 which I'm happy with Still way to go though!
    Saving Total 1st Jan 2017: £47,819.92 | 23rd Jan 2017: £49,611.38 | 28th Feb: £50,461.97 | March 2017 : £51,786.13 | April 2017: £53,251.52| May 2017: £54,219.71 | June 2017: £55,857.73 Savings Goal: £100k £44,142.27 To go!
    • CouponClipper
    • By CouponClipper 15th May 17, 10:37 PM
    • 12 Posts
    • 55 Thanks
    CouponClipper
    April's Savings £349.25. Not a bad month but May will wipe this out. Need to start saving for birthdays, surprisingly they are the same day every year!

    Any savings in May will be a bonus!
    • baldeagle09
    • By baldeagle09 16th May 17, 6:42 PM
    • 95 Posts
    • 51 Thanks
    baldeagle09
    How are you ensuring your savings aren't 'losings' as Martin puts it, with the inflation rate standing at 2.7%?
    • MissMarble
    • By MissMarble 17th May 17, 12:59 PM
    • 5 Posts
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    MissMarble
    Late April update
    Hi everyone,

    I thought I had posted an update a few days ago but don't think it saved! I'm posting a very late update from April - I managed to save £650.

    I've been able to set up a H2B so deposited some money into that whilst saving for a few extra things (actual house deposit and holiday fund).

    Hopefully I'll be on time with May's update!

    Happy saving
    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 17th May 17, 8:04 PM
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    slowlyfading
    I could have sworn I signed up months ago! Can I join again this year please Going for £8,000 this year!
    Originally posted by Frances109
    You did - number 166.
    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 / July NSD - 9 / Ultimate Dream Fund - £16,728.55/£306,000
    Engaged 14/08/10 // Married 31/03/12 // DS born August 15
    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 17th May 17, 8:07 PM
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    slowlyfading
    Spreadsheet updated
    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 / July NSD - 9 / Ultimate Dream Fund - £16,728.55/£306,000
    Engaged 14/08/10 // Married 31/03/12 // DS born August 15
    • bobobski
    • By bobobski 18th May 17, 7:11 AM
    • 641 Posts
    • 1,463 Thanks
    bobobski
    How are you ensuring your savings aren't 'losings' as Martin puts it, with the inflation rate standing at 2.7%?
    Originally posted by baldeagle09
    By putting your money in accounts where the interest rate is greater than 2.7% All of my savings are earning between 3% and 5%.
    #18: Save 12k in 2017: £6,294.83 / £12,000 (52.4%) | #86: Save £12k in 2016: £8,476.09 / £10,000 (84.76%)
    House deposit by 31/12/2020: £16,931.32 / £60,000 (28.2%) | Emergency fund by 31/12/2020: £1,105.93 / £5,000 (22.1%)
    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 20th May 17, 10:13 AM
    • 4,098 Posts
    • 17,843 Thanks
    JAMIEDODGER
    I know it's a bit late but any chance I could be added to the challenge SF?

    Aiming for £3K for 2017 (may-dec)

    Many thanks
    • CrabbitDutchie
    • By CrabbitDutchie 20th May 17, 2:01 PM
    • 25 Posts
    • 133 Thanks
    CrabbitDutchie
    Late update for March and April,

    Things went a little mental at work for a while and getting all the numbers together dropped off the list of priorities for a bit. Things have settled down a little now, but I'm definitely considering my options as between the 60mile round trip and the 50 odd hour work weeks there isn't currently a lot of time to spare.

    Anyway, the numbers:
    March - £840
    April - £1900

    bringing my total for the year so far to £4500 which is only £500 under target which I'm pretty happy with.

    May is proving to be quite expensive with some hefty flights booked for a friend's wedding in June (£260 return) as my boyfriend's time off finally got approved and some lovely people leaving work so lots of pub nights and leaving presents.

    Well done to everyone, some fantastic numbers there!
    Save 12K in 2017 #46 - £6,801/£12,000 (56.68%)
    Save 12K in 2016 #184 - £4,608/£4500 (102.4%)
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 22nd May 17, 3:29 AM
    • 3,710 Posts
    • 13,724 Thanks
    Westie983
    Hi all,

    Last SO has just gone out for this month, so I am declaring

    £1525

    Not as high as other months, as I have opened up a few regular savers and now having to split my money further, I have a maturing Regular Saver mid June so that should give me some wriggle room.

    I have also two expiring balance transfers to sort out which will come from the maturing regular saver accounts, then I will start again.

    Hope all is well with all, and we are still saving hard, its amazing how it all adds up.

    Onwards and upwards we are nearly into the half way stage....

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2017 #16 Total £15130/£12000 126.08%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 10 #97 Total (£252) +£158/£500 = 82.00% ( x 10)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £250/£365 = 68.49%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1050/£1000 = 105.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1450)+£50/£2000 = 75.00%

    Total £18340/£15865 = 115.60%

    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
    • TallGirl
    • By TallGirl 23rd May 17, 8:07 AM
    • 4,071 Posts
    • 8,427 Thanks
    TallGirl
    Made my £1000 target but living off savings in month two of unemployment. Got interview today in my field so god chance but you never know and it's a decent salery too which is unusual for my sector. Fingers crossed I get it and next month I can make up the £250 I'm behind. Well done all and thanks to slowly fading for updating us all.
    Save £12k in 17 no 93
    £2750/£12k
    • StarShapedPeg
    • By StarShapedPeg 23rd May 17, 10:10 AM
    • 37 Posts
    • 208 Thanks
    StarShapedPeg
    Good luck for the interview, TallGirl!
    Hello everyone,
    Another not so brilliant month for me so only £570, was aiming for double this. Clearly dreaming
    Hopefully nothing massive comes up over the next couple of months, fingers crossed.
    Some amazing numbers from everyone in the last couple of months. Well done guys!
    #138 - The "Save 12k in 2017" challenge
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 23rd May 17, 1:21 PM
    • 149 Posts
    • 343 Thanks
    TwentySomethingGirl
    hi

    #85 creeping in with head hanging in shame for not posting regularly...

    I've got a bit lost with what months the money has come in, but if you could put £3300 in for April that will reconcile to my records.

    Thank you, and I'll try to be better at posting in future

    TSG
    Mortgage £126746 DEC14 £122423.53 DEC15 £115041.70 DEC16
    MFW2017 #85 £2633.7/£2500 12K IN 17 #85 £5500/£12000
    MFW2016 £3614.63/£2500
    MFW2015 £811.60/£1200
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 24th May 17, 8:35 PM
    • 416 Posts
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    Wentthedaywell?
    £1100 in for May, thanks Slowly

    I'm in the middle of decorating, so the next couple of months will be expensive with new carpet and a wooden floor planned. I've spent £75 just on undercoat! And if I get the lights I really want that will be £750
    Save £13k in 2017 #12: £10,000. Jan-June £2250
    £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
    • Lolly88
    • By Lolly88 26th May 17, 1:09 AM
    • 163 Posts
    • 612 Thanks
    Lolly88
    Update form completed. Declaring £594.17 for this month.
    House Fund - £24,492.35
    Save 7k in 2017 #6: £1492.35/£7,000
    Save 12k in 2016: £14,750/£12000 - Save 6k in 2015: £8250/£6000
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