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    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 26th Feb 17, 10:09 PM
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    The Mad and Marvelous NSD March Challenge!
    • #1
    • 26th Feb 17, 10:09 PM
    The Mad and Marvelous NSD March Challenge! 26th Feb 17 at 10:09 PM
    Welcome to March...g-gulp!March already, goodness.Where does the time go?

    Who will join me in the wondrous, all absorbing pastime that is NSD chasing?

    Sign up, give it a twirl, and I assure you, you'll be hooked!
    NSD March 8/10 J 10 F 9 NSD Total '17 27
    I need to learn to budget again
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    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 12th Mar 17, 7:46 PM
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    NSD No.10 - will have to have a spend day tomorrow
    Originally posted by Jo Blogs
    Wow Jo Blogs,you're the first nsder to reach double figures!!!

    You lucky thing.Cheffie has scurried off to the kitchen to throw together a delicious celebration meal.Yes,throw together,literally....

    In the meantime,care for a pilchard margarita or three?Igor's just mixed up a big jug.
    Go on,you deserve it.

    PS have you thought about allowed spends at all?
    NSD March 8/10 J 10 F 9 NSD Total '17 27
    I need to learn to budget again
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 12th Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    I can declare NSD6/15 for today! Was so tempted to go and get lunch today, but was desperate for that Sunday NSD
    House Deposit:£9733.37/£15,000 = 64.88% Money Made'17 April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan: £14. 35Total Made '16:£284.60
    Clothes bought '17 - £119.99/£600

    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 12th Mar 17, 9:44 PM
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    In awe of anyone who can catch an NSD on a weekend!
    Lunch packed ready for tomorrow and hopefully another 5 day NSD 'chain'... next weekend I'll see if I can cadge another one but I do find it oh so hard, especially with a child in tow!
    Originally posted by SkintTeacher
    Have you thought about a childs purse? Put X amount of money into it at the beginning of the week and dip in during the week as and when child spends are needed. That way it becomes your child's spends - Just a thought
    Last edited by Jo Blogs; 12-03-2017 at 9:48 PM.
    Saved Nitty Gritty £3167.67 [63.36%] / £5000-[May] £348.00 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £2529.01 April NSDs 24/25CCCChl 18/52 weeks
    Apl PPChl#002 Pts 198
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 12th Mar 17, 10:09 PM
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    That's it, Jo, budgeting the NSD gang way. Allow yourself a set amount for the week, some people put cash into envelopes for each category of spending, and when it's gone it's gone!

    Anyway, here's another NSD to join the party, making my total now 7.
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash



    April NSDs. 13 of 15
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 12th Mar 17, 10:33 PM
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    ..............You lucky thing.Cheffie has scurried off to the kitchen to throw together a delicious celebration meal.Yes,throw together,literally....

    I have a feeling ye oldie chamber pot will be involved in that some how......eeeeeeeeeew

    In the meantime,care for a pilchard margarita or three?Igor's just mixed up a big jug.
    Go on,you deserve it.

    Wondering where Igor got the pichards from?! - After you marmite . In my book, the host always has to try the goods first (I think I got away with that one!)

    PS have you thought about allowed spends at all?
    Originally posted by marmiterulesok
    Yes - There's a couple of DD's going out tomorrow, so made up a stock up shopping list within my budget and going to shop for the things that are really needed tomorrow.
    Last edited by Jo Blogs; 12-03-2017 at 10:36 PM.
    Saved Nitty Gritty £3167.67 [63.36%] / £5000-[May] £348.00 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £2529.01 April NSDs 24/25CCCChl 18/52 weeks
    Apl PPChl#002 Pts 198
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 13th Mar 17, 4:55 AM
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    Good morning everyone Hope you all have a great NSD
    Saved Nitty Gritty £3167.67 [63.36%] / £5000-[May] £348.00 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £2529.01 April NSDs 24/25CCCChl 18/52 weeks
    Apl PPChl#002 Pts 198
    • Starlighthappiness
    • By Starlighthappiness 13th Mar 17, 7:11 AM
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    Yesterday was NSD 6/12

    My food budget also was reset and I spent £9.80 of that. I actually can't envisage buying any more food this week so I think that'll be it in terms of food-buying. This is due to my attending an all-day course for the next three days which provides free lunch.

    I also think the next three days will be NSDs.
    NSD March 7/12
    • Pennydreams3
    • By Pennydreams3 13th Mar 17, 12:33 PM
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    Yesterday was nsd number 6 and today is 7
    Sealed pot challenge 10 - 123 : )
    It all started with a penny and a pot..
    MFW 2017 #107 £934.50/£3000
    Remaining balance £157,719.60
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 13th Mar 17, 5:22 PM
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    Well done starlight and pennydreams for your NSD's

    Did a shopping stock up today - thank goodness that's over with

    Will be back on the NSD as from tomorrow with No. 11 - I think I'm going to fill the chamber pot and smash my original 15 NSD target for the month

    Hope everyone has a great evening
    Saved Nitty Gritty £3167.67 [63.36%] / £5000-[May] £348.00 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £2529.01 April NSDs 24/25CCCChl 18/52 weeks
    Apl PPChl#002 Pts 198
    • SkintTeacher
    • By SkintTeacher 13th Mar 17, 7:21 PM
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    8/15 went for a lovely walk at lunch, bought an apple juice for 27p but used shrapnel so I'm not counting it
    • SkintTeacher
    • By SkintTeacher 13th Mar 17, 7:25 PM
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    Have you thought about a childs purse? Put X amount of money into it at the beginning of the week and dip in during the week as and when child spends are needed. That way it becomes your child's spends - Just a thought
    Originally posted by Jo Blogs
    I love this idea. Im thinking what I spent money on - a swim? Hardly extravagant. Lunch? Planned as had a voucher. So to be honest they were days some might have counted as NSDs but I'm pretty strict on my rules. I've started envelopes for my yoga classes so I don't end up withdrawing money just to have the £5 needed - I take out £10 and split it ready for next week!
    So many tricks to learn
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 13th Mar 17, 10:48 PM
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    I'll update the front page tomorrow folks.
    Not a good day today.Igor burnt the porridge again.
    Not even a nsd.
    Grrr.
    NSD March 8/10 J 10 F 9 NSD Total '17 27
    I need to learn to budget again
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 13th Mar 17, 10:49 PM
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    Sorry for being grumpy.Well done people if you got an nsd today!!!
    NSD March 8/10 J 10 F 9 NSD Total '17 27
    I need to learn to budget again
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 14th Mar 17, 3:48 AM
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    Good morning everyone Hope you all have a great NSD
    Saved Nitty Gritty £3167.67 [63.36%] / £5000-[May] £348.00 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £2529.01 April NSDs 24/25CCCChl 18/52 weeks
    Apl PPChl#002 Pts 198
    • indigowarrior
    • By indigowarrior 14th Mar 17, 11:51 AM
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    Waves hello all back from holidays.
    A little down as I woefully underestimated my spending whilst I was on holiday and spent double the amount.
    However I have figured my budgets for the rest of the month. Withdrew £100 for food for two weeks. I wont be touching any money until next week. Intending tomorrow to be my next no spend day.
    #545- SPC
    debt free by end of 2017 452/10000
    April NSD 2/12, Grocery Budget: £0/250, Allowance: £0/40
    • SkintTeacher
    • By SkintTeacher 14th Mar 17, 1:19 PM
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    9/15 had a walk at lunch again but this time took a drink with me!
    • medusasmummy
    • By medusasmummy 14th Mar 17, 1:58 PM
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    hi all
    I've had 3 very spendy days in a row. I've been to 7 shops and spent £200. But on the bright side (in theory) i'm all stocked up for the next 4 weeks until we go on holiday so will be budgeting £30 pw for the next 4 weeks for fruit veg bread and milk etc. I've got 2x £5 off vouchers for lidl so will be shopping there next week and the week after.

    I think i'm actually sick of spending money!

    On a side note though our combi boiler has been cutting out when running the hot water and ive managed to fix it simply by adjusting the stop !!!! so that has saved us a call out fee and investigation costs

    I'm aiming on not spending a single penny until Monday snaffling my 5 in a row target *crosses fingers*

    Happy hunting those NSDs!
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 14th Mar 17, 2:14 PM
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    Well done folks with the NSD's

    No. 11 today
    Saved Nitty Gritty £3167.67 [63.36%] / £5000-[May] £348.00 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £2529.01 April NSDs 24/25CCCChl 18/52 weeks
    Apl PPChl#002 Pts 198
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Mar 17, 6:30 PM
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    NSD no 9 today
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • indigowarrior
    • By indigowarrior 14th Mar 17, 6:43 PM
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    Well done to the no spends everyone. I have envelopes set up for the week and a new meal plan sorted. I am planning to do my shopping tomorrow and then should be set for next week.
    #545- SPC
    debt free by end of 2017 452/10000
    April NSD 2/12, Grocery Budget: £0/250, Allowance: £0/40
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