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    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 10th May 17, 8:30 AM
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    30 Fridays Savings Pot
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    • 10th May 17, 8:30 AM
    30 Fridays Savings Pot 10th May 17 at 8:30 AM
    Here is my plan for a 30 week saving challenge.

    30 Fridays from this one will take me up to 1 December which is usually when I start worrying about how I'm going to get through Christmas and the 6 or 7 week stretch from December pay day (when work kindly pays us early - thank you) to January pay day (when they pay us as usual on the last working day on the month - oh)

    To change that, I will be making a deposit into my savings pot every Friday from now until then.

    Those deposits will be full round pound amounts ranging from £1 to £30. I'm not going to put any rules on myself about what order to do the different amounts, to leave myself a little flexibility, to give myself the best chance to succeed. The only rule is that each of the amounts ranging from £1 - £30 must have been paid in during the course of my challenge.

    I know over the next 30 weeks there will be some weeks that are tighter than others, there are going to be Fridays that are a lot further away from the next pay day than others, there are going to be some Fridays when I'll be in a bad mood and want to quit and there will be some Fridays when I really want to keep every pound possible in my purse for the upcoming weekend. So with that in mind, I am going to have to try to make the larger payments when I can, and save a few of the lowest amounts for the "bad" weeks. I also know that my enthusiasm for the challenge is going to be stronger in the early stages, so I need to take advantage of that.

    I have drawn up a to do list for myself just listing 30 items, £1 - £30 and set myself a weekly reminder for Friday mornings at 7.30am, just in case I forget (or pretend to myself that I have forgotten....) and don't make my deposit.

    So here I go. It sounds so simple, and in the tight weeks I may only need to worry about finding £1 or £2 so this might actually be a challenge I can complete!

    If (when) I complete my challenge, it will mean I have £465 to see me through Christmas which will be a massive help.

    If this works, I'm already thinking that I can turn it into a 50 Friday challenge starting first week of January 2018 and have £1,275 on 14 December next year. Christmas in the sun perhaps?! But lets just focus on one thing at a time!!

    Last edited by FlowerGirl27; 10-05-2017 at 9:14 AM.
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    • River.Bee
    • By River.Bee 28th May 17, 10:49 AM
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    A few days late posting, but I moved £3 to the Christmas pot. Totalling £5 now. Every little helps
    27/3/2017 - The Beginning of the End
    Credit Card Total Debt: £3462.67 £3270
    Pledge to clear (well) before uni graduation: July 2019

    5/4/2017 joined DFBXmas17 - £359/£1720 20.87%
    • dreamtruce
    • By dreamtruce 28th May 17, 10:37 PM
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    dreamtruce
    I'd like to join but won't have any money to stash away until the 5th of June.
    seems like an awesome challenge and a do-able one too!
    001May PPC - 1ptsEF £60/£1,000May NSD- 0/15 nsds
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 2nd Jun 17, 10:23 AM
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    Friday 4 - pay day this week. Woo hoo. So let's get one of the big ones done -£25
    • River.Bee
    • By River.Bee 2nd Jun 17, 11:16 AM
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    £5 added to my pot today.
    I'm really glad I joined in with this challenge. I bought my first christmas present for someone the other day; but I wouldn't have even thought about buying it in May if I hadn't already had a dedicated pot for it so that's one present sorted
    27/3/2017 - The Beginning of the End
    Credit Card Total Debt: £3462.67 £3270
    Pledge to clear (well) before uni graduation: July 2019

    5/4/2017 joined DFBXmas17 - £359/£1720 20.87%
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 9th Jun 17, 7:50 AM
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    Friday 5 - oh my, times are hard today!! - £4
    • River.Bee
    • By River.Bee 9th Jun 17, 8:24 AM
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    River.Bee
    Just £2 for me this week
    27/3/2017 - The Beginning of the End
    Credit Card Total Debt: £3462.67 £3270
    Pledge to clear (well) before uni graduation: July 2019

    5/4/2017 joined DFBXmas17 - £359/£1720 20.87%
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 16th Jun 17, 10:09 AM
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    Friday 6 - another tight week ahead - £6
    • Aaleigha
    • By Aaleigha 16th Jun 17, 12:24 PM
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    FlowerGirl
    I would love to join this challenge - I am back on the forum after many years

    I can see if I start this week I will have missed 5 weeks - when my daughter comes home later I will ask her to removed 5 random numbers between 1-30 - hope you feel that is fair to all who are doing this challenge
    H xx
    NSD JULY
    • FlowerGirl27
    • By FlowerGirl27 23rd Jun 17, 7:48 AM
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    Friday 7 - an average week so an average amount - £14
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