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    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 5th Dec 17, 9:10 PM
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    slowlyfading
    The "Save 12k in 2018" Thread!
    • #1
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:10 PM
    The "Save 12k in 2018" Thread! 5th Dec 17 at 9:10 PM
    So, the title is pretty self explanatory, but this is the place to be in 2018 it's that time of year, again!

    In 2018, the aim is to save £12k (or, any other amount if you like) from 1st January 2018 til 31st December 2018. I know it's early, but it gives you the time to plan for how you are going to do it.


    2012 thread:http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3547675
    2013 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4315923
    2014 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4844519
    2015 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5122817
    2016 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5369493
    2017 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5568097


    RULES:

    - This challenge starts on 1st January 2018 00:00 and finishes on 31st December 2018 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 - £10,000
    002. geoffers4 - £24,000
    003. Clare43 - £12,000
    004. george4064 - £12,000
    005. Dolly Rocker - £12,000
    006. ryath - £6,000
    007. Puddylove - £12,000
    008. bobobski - £14,000
    009. ToiletLicker - £20,000
    010. Westie983 - £12,000
    011. Lomcevak - £30,000
    012. Wanna Bee Free - £12,000
    013. tara747 - £12,000
    014. BBH123 - £10,000
    015. cathybird - £12,000
    016. fiisch - £6,000
    017. pearl123 - £1,600
    018. thewildrabbit - £12,000
    019. StarShapedPeg - £8,000
    020. CrabbitDutchie - £18,000
    021.
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    CLICK HERE for the easy update form:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO6GEcckTv1UKWIRgeRHXGddzp5OLED1jugdxOLZSq PMay0g/viewform

    CLICK HERE to see the total amounts so far:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HQ1v_cB_jreLxknL0KT-OyIM_PpmoUyI1Ucu_q565Dc/edit#gid=1
    Last edited by slowlyfading; 07-12-2017 at 10:08 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 / Dec NSD - 3 / Ultimate Dream Fund - £19,661.40/£306,000
    Engaged 14/08/10 // Married 31/03/12 // DS born August 15 // Baby #2 Due Dec 17
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    • Clare43
    • By Clare43 5th Dec 17, 9:22 PM
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    Clare43
    • #2
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:22 PM
    • #2
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:22 PM
    Hello. Please put me down for 12k. Thanks
    I'll update my 2017 one for December asap but may not be til begining of January as I'm working all over new year and probably won't get chance to sort - hope this is ok.
    • george4064
    • By george4064 5th Dec 17, 9:24 PM
    • 866 Posts
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    george4064
    • #3
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:24 PM
    • #3
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:24 PM
    Sign me up please!

    £12k again.

    Thanks again for all your hardwork in organizing/running this SF!
    "If you arenít willing to own a stock for ten years, donít even think about owning it for ten minutesĒ Warren Buffett

    Save £12k in 2016 - #045 £10,358.81/£12,000 (86%)
    Save £12k in 2017 - #003 £11,830.10/£12,000 (99%)
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 5th Dec 17, 9:32 PM
    • 3,494 Posts
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    Dolly Rocker
    • #4
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:32 PM
    • #4
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:32 PM
    Hi,

    Can you sign me up please?

    Thanks Dxxx
    Starting Debt - £15,000
    Remaining Debt - £980

    Starting Weight - 16st 7lbs
    Current Weight - 15st 9lbs
    • ryath
    • By ryath 5th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
    • 30 Posts
    • 53 Thanks
    ryath
    • #5
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
    • #5
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
    Hi,

    Please sign me up for another £6k! Need to pay some money off the credit card next year.

    Thanks
    Save £12k in 2017 target = £7,501.58 / £6,000 125.03% No. 033
    • Puddylove
    • By Puddylove 5th Dec 17, 10:10 PM
    • 456 Posts
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    Puddylove
    • #6
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:10 PM
    • #6
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:10 PM
    Hello
    I'd like to join again - for £12k this time.
    Thank you!

    Puddylove
    • bobobski
    • By bobobski 5th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
    • 677 Posts
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    bobobski
    • #7
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
    • #7
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
    YAAASSSSS £14k please. Thanks SF
    #18: Save 12k in 2017: £11,385.86 / £12,000 (94.8%) | #86: Save £12k in 2016: £8,476.09 / £10,000 (84.76%)
    House deposit by 31/12/2020: £21,465.15 / £60,000 (35.7%) | Emergency fund by 31/12/2020: £1,663.13 / £5,000 (33.2%)
    • ToiletLicker
    • By ToiletLicker 5th Dec 17, 10:35 PM
    • 19 Posts
    • 63 Thanks
    ToiletLicker
    • #8
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:35 PM
    • #8
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:35 PM
    Yes please I would like to sign up for £20k this time please.

    Two years in a row i have smashed my £12k target.

    Truth be known it turns out I'm a bit of a coward/scared in increasing my target.
    I have achieved more than I had expected in these last two challenges. I hope if I stay focused I will be triumphant once more.

    Many Thanks for running this thread!
    Last edited by ToiletLicker; 05-12-2017 at 10:49 PM. Reason: Too many rums, not even sure if I'm making sense. Oh well........
    #24
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 5th Dec 17, 11:19 PM
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    Westie983
    • #9
    • 5th Dec 17, 11:19 PM
    • #9
    • 5th Dec 17, 11:19 PM
    Im back for my third year, sign me up.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£0.00/£12,000 = 0.0%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 51.25% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2017 £1 a Day #6 Total £400/£365 = 109.58%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £1,800/£1,800 = 100.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2017 #3 Total (£1,450)+-450/£2,000 = 50.00%

    Total £28,560/£16,965 = 168.34%

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    • Lomcevak
    • By Lomcevak 6th Dec 17, 6:18 AM
    • 666 Posts
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    Lomcevak
    Yes please - target £30k
    MFiT-T4#126, £135k to 60k: £45,030/£75,000(60.05%), 2017 MFW#11 £8,500/£10,000 (85.00%)
    £30k-in-í17#69 £35,097.24/£30,000 (116.99%)
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 6th Dec 17, 7:18 AM
    • 1,111 Posts
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Iíd love to join again Slowly with a target of £12k. Thank you so much for running the thread again!
    No. 44 Save 12K in 2017 £8,500/£7,500 113%
    AFDs 112/150 14/4/10/9/7/3/18/15/17/5/5/4 74%
    • tara747
    • By tara747 6th Dec 17, 11:38 AM
    • 10,093 Posts
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    tara747
    Yay! Sign me up for £12k again please
    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 £120,000 by 31 Dec 2017! Dec 2011: £54,342 * Dec 2012: £62,200 * Dec 2013: £74,127 * Dec 2014: £84,839 * Dec 2015: £95,207 * Dec 2016: £109,122
    eBay sales - £4,559.89 Cashback - £2,109.36
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 6th Dec 17, 12:17 PM
    • 504 Posts
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    BBH123
    Sign me up again please, 2017 has been a year of awful service charges and 2018 we have shot of the managing agents so things are looking up.


    As a result please sign me up for 10K.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 6th Dec 17, 1:06 PM
    • 2,799 Posts
    • 9,998 Thanks
    cathybird
    Count me in please, once more for £12,000.
    No. 38 in Save 12K in 2017. £11,846.85/£12,000
    Save 12K in 2016: £20,880.11/£15,000
    Save 12K in 2015: £25,464.86/£10,000
    Dec AFDs: 16/21 2017 AFDs: 296/252
    • fiisch
    • By fiisch 6th Dec 17, 1:21 PM
    • 208 Posts
    • 90 Thanks
    fiisch
    Count me in please - first timer here.


    £6k target, which may be a little optimistic as have loans/other debt which I would also like to clear.... but I'm nothing if not ambitious.
    • pearl123
    • By pearl123 6th Dec 17, 1:21 PM
    • 1,267 Posts
    • 1,876 Thanks
    pearl123
    Yes please. My target at the moment is £1,600, but I hope to increase it.
    • thewildrabbit
    • By thewildrabbit 6th Dec 17, 4:23 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 4 Thanks
    thewildrabbit
    Please sign me up for £12k.

    Thanks

    thewildrabbit
    • StarShapedPeg
    • By StarShapedPeg 6th Dec 17, 6:35 PM
    • 61 Posts
    • 263 Thanks
    StarShapedPeg
    Hello
    Please could you sign me up again, for £8k this time. I was number 138 in 2017.
    Many thanks for your hard work slowly fading,x
    #138 - The "Save 12k in 2017" challenge
    • CrabbitDutchie
    • By CrabbitDutchie 6th Dec 17, 6:38 PM
    • 34 Posts
    • 199 Thanks
    CrabbitDutchie
    I'd love to sign up again. Going to aim for £18k (in 2018)
    Save 12K in 2017 #46 - £11,710/£12,000 (97.58%)
    Save 12K in 2016 #184 - £4,608/£4500 (102.4%)
    • geoffers4
    • By geoffers4 6th Dec 17, 8:07 PM
    • 107 Posts
    • 747 Thanks
    geoffers4
    Yay, lots of people signing up for the 2018 challenge. Can I have a target of 24k please SlowlyFading - I was just a bit too optimistic in 2017 so this should be more realistic.

    Looking forward to starting up 2018 now.

    No.193(!) in Save 12k in 2013
    No. 6 in Save 12k in 2014
    No.30 in Save 12k in 2015
    No.22 in Save 12k in 2016
    No. 2 in Save 12k in 2017, 2018
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