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    • besttimes
    • By besttimes 1st Dec 17, 8:50 PM
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    Savings and treats
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    • 1st Dec 17, 8:50 PM
    Savings and treats 1st Dec 17 at 8:50 PM
    Hi.

    Changes at work mean I have less money coming in now. There's enough for bills and general living, but no money left for saving or for any treats, so I need to bring some extra money in and keep budgeting to bring down costs.

    I thought I'd start this diary to keep myself focused and keep a track of my savings.

    besttimes
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 1st Dec 17, 10:28 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 10:28 PM
    Hi besttimes good luck with your budgeting and saving. I suppose it depends on what you class as a "treat" . I enjoy a night in with friends and can get nice food and a bottle of wine for under £5 in aldi. I also use vouchers to eat out and often drink tap water which is usually free. What sort of treats do you enjoy, maybe there is a cheaper way for them to continue ?
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 3rd Dec 17, 5:14 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:14 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:14 PM
    Hello and welcome besttimes, we have all gone through this too. Welcome to the nut house#!!!

    Have you thought of ebaying or gumtreeing things you don't use? taking sandwiches to work or my latest trick, taking in a lodger? it has made such a difference to me.

    The only downside is I asked him to look after my chocolate as I can't trust myself with it and he's gone away and I have to wait till he get's back. lol Don't make that mistake.
    Happiness Fund (Dec 1st 2017)
    Reminder: I HAVE EVERYTHING I COULD WANT so SAVE!!!!
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