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edited 9 January 2013 at 9:23PM in Savings & Investments
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slowlyfadingslowlyfading Forumite
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edited 9 January 2013 at 9:23PM in Savings & Investments
So, the title is pretty self explanatory, but this is the place to be in 2012 :D
In 2012, the aim is to save £12k (or, any other amount if you like!) from 1st January 2012 til 31st December 2012. 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 2012 00:00 and finishes on 31st December 2012 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 :D
001. slowlyfading - £12,054.71/£12,000.00 :j :j
002. sweetpeas £1,870.58/£5,000.00
003. redbull5 - £1,215.00/£9,000.00
006. MoneyHungry - £4,400.00/£6,000.00
008. MoneySaverLog - £14,968.00/£12,000.00 :j :j
009. MyLastFiver - £1,300.00/£12,000.00
013. neeryde - £8,566.00/£12,000.00
014. originalmiscellany - £3,500.00/£12,000.00
015. eviekins - £8,340.31/£12,000.00
017. sorcerer - £11,186.00/£12,000.00
018. My Digital Self - £4,610.00/£12,000.00
020. dizzybee - £3,700.00/£12,000.00
022. butterfly72 - £500.00/£12,000.00
023. allie23 - £4,625.00/£5,000.00
024. Shoey1610 - £1,200.00/£12,000.00
026. lvm - £10,000.00/£12,000.00
028. RedfordML - £9,700.00/£12,000.00
031. jamja - £10,384.00/£12,000.00
034. Bin_Boy - £650.00/£12,000.00
037. LealeaV - £14,107.27/£12,000.00 :j :j
038. PheoUK - £1,912.00/£5,000.00
039. IMPWP - £4,585.23/£6,000.00
040. Suarez - £4,000.00/£10,000.00
043. RRRRodgA - £2,733.14/£7,000.00
044. Cat2011 - £4,128.53/£12,000.00
048. RonniesMummy - £0/£10,000.00
049. Desperate Housewife - £8,070.00£12,000.00
054. dippykitty - £250.00/£5,000.00
055. patrickbateman - £2,950.00/£12,000.00
057. girlatplay - £3,402.24/£5,000.00
060. Kyria - £14,300/£20,000.00
064. mintedmatty - £8,045.00/£12,000.00
066. zafiro1984 - £348.00/£12,000.00
067. molit - £9,660.92/£10,000.00
069. Marcy_Marc - £1,448.00/£7,000.00
071. Sylvia1982 - £13,878.82/£12,000.00 :j :j
073. Wobblydeb - £12,600.00/£12,000.00 :j :j
077. freezspirit - £5,245.00/£6,000.00
078. cemm - £1,702.03/£12,000.00
079. david78 - £8,850.00/£12,000.00
081. PusscatT - £10,129.58/£12,000.00
086. catslovelycats - £2,750.00/£3,000.00
089. phoenix_dragon - £325.00/£10,000.00
092. JustinCredibleGillespie - £3,530.00/£5,000.00
093. Common_sense - £5,500.00/£12,000.00
094. findingmyownway - £8,170.00/£12,000.00
098. Kittenkirst - £4,954.48/£5,000.00
100. DP1985 - £13,230/£12,000.00 :j :j
101. Rosemary Jane - £12,902.38/£12,000.00 :j :j
102. missmilly - £18,572.48/£12,000.00 :j :j
104. foxy78 - £2,750.00/£12,000.00
108. Nichelette - £6,055.00/£12,000.00
110. downs523 - £600.00/£4,000.00
111. Ruby*Skates - £613.88/£5,000.00
112. HelenPie - £12,000.00/£12,000.00 :j :j
116. Mrs Vimes - £966.44/£12,000.00
117. the_cat - £3,608.50/£12,000.00
118. Buffythedebtslayer - £1,010.00/£12,000.00
119. mortgage_girl - £1,780.00/£8,000.00
120. serious_saver - £905.00/£12,000.00
122. haf63 - £18,600.00/£20,000.00
123. beth111 - £4,050.00/£12,000.00
127. kandfs mam - £18,633.77/£12,000.00 :j :j
128. kels11 - £4,045.00/£8,000.00
129. LittlestFlower - £800.00/£12,000.00
130. Sinvegas - £15,453.00/£5,000.00 :j :j
133. moneytootighttomention - £7,832.09/£12,000.00
134. EC12345 - £2,800.00/5,000.00
135. stephga23 - £134.70/£5,000.00
137. dib-dab - £18,110.92/£30,000.00
138. bonecold1 - £13,505.02/£12,000.00 :j :j
139. Poster girl - £1,835.41/£6,000.00
140. Sparkle21 - £5,024.10/£15,000.00
142. trixie4 - £4,200.00/£6,000.00
144. *cassius* - £8,200.00/£12,000.00
146. geewcee - £6,737.69/£10,000.00
147. redangel75 - £2,000.00/£3,600.00
149. bohemia - £3,157.30/£8,000.00
150. brizza - £1,057.35/£16,250
151. fracturedsun - £3,336.36/£4,000.00
152. pandora205 - £4,510.00/£6,000.00
154. My life - £529.48/£12,000.00
156. alionaear - £2,000.00/£6,000.00
158. Andystriker - £4,601.01/£12,000.00
159. ILoveSaving - £2,121.56/£5,000.00
166. Wurly - £6,763.82/£12,000.00
168. Peonie - £4,425.00/£4,000.00 :j :j
169. Zingy - £150.00/£6,000.00
174. profligatemax - £2,273.56/£12,000.00
175. PrincessLou - £961.53/£12,000.00
176. kaostheory - £24,000.00/£40,000.00
177. ljaneyr - £4,428.00/£5,000.00
178. fozziebeartoo - £1,476.23/£3,000.00
180. snowgo - £4,379.77/£3,600.00
182. lula_moneybaggins - £8,606.13/£12,000.00
185. kimbles - £1,754.52/£12,000.00
187. a51_ufo - £3,047.13/£6,000.00
188. Colin297 - £4,350.00/£7,5000.00
189. stavromueller - £8,071.17/£10,000.00
190. loulybooly - £500.00/£7,000.00
191. jencolescott - £1,000.00/£12,000.00
193. londoner01 - £7,400.38/£10,000.00
197.DorsetGirl - £215.31/£4,000.00
198. Chris_M - £11,440.00/£12,000.00
202. XXSCOTSLASS - £750.00/£12,000.00
203. nabberuk - £2,400.00/£12,000.00
206. Fluffyowl - £1,000.00/£6,000.00
207.freezspirit - £500.00/£6,000.00
209. Econo-miser - £1,000.00/£12,000.00
210. Shell78 - £1,414.16/£6,000.00
212. hr_money - £2,300.00/£4,000.00
213. Owzy - £1,250.00/£6,000.00
214. durzoblint - £6,523.78/£12,000.00
215. Tantalus86 - £6,878.53/£12,000.00
216. TDPIX - £8,396.11/£12,000.00
218. heloid - £5,665.00/£4,600.00 :j :j
219. YoungBusinessman - £4,000.00/£12,000.00
220. blizeH - £0/£4,000.00
221. heatwavve - £100.00/£15,000.00
222. MoneyHungry - £3,400.00/£6,000.00
CLICK HERE for easy updates:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHgwTjdrUHJTZ2NUaHF3UDhMU2twbWc6MA#gid=0

In 2012 the members of this thread managed to save:
£739,413.07
:j :j
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Replies

  • Yes please Hun count me in :D

    Thanks for starting up the thread x
  • edited 13 October 2011 at 9:33PM
    redbull5redbull5 Forumite
    312 posts
    edited 13 October 2011 at 9:33PM
    Hi There, il be number 3!!

    Cant wait for this challenge, shall be fun.

    Was only going to to aim for 8k but this makes me concentrate more.!
    From England - Live in Edinburgh and work as a bus driver
  • edited 13 October 2011 at 9:45PM
    sweetpeas_2sweetpeas_2 Forumite
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    edited 13 October 2011 at 9:45PM
    Hi Redbull :hello:

    I think I'm going to aim for 10k as we're planning the holiday of a lifetime Nov 2013 to Australia and I'd also like to take DH away for his 30th march 2013, been looking at Vegas.. So all round I've worked out about £2000 for Vegas and £7000-8000 for Aus:D

    Going to put together a little savings plan now, cos I'm sad lol :D
  • rictus123rictus123 Forumite
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    Im well and truely in....stick me down at £15,000!!! Should be debt free end of this year....end of Jan/Feb at latest....so will have at least 10 months to save it up. Suprised there aint a thread like this already, the how much can you save is more an irregular savings thing but this will keep me constantly checking in updating how im doing.

    £1,250 a month......Lets do it :D
    Work in progress...Update coming July 2012.
  • bex2002bex2002 Forumite
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    Hi could i also join this thread to aim for the £12,000.
    £27.76/£2018 in 2018
  • redbull5redbull5 Forumite
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    SWEETPEAS wrote: »
    Hi Redbull :hello:

    I think I'm going to aim for 10k as we're planning the holiday of a lifetime Nov 2013 to Australia and I'd also like to take DH away for his 30th march 2013, been looking at Vegas.. So all round I've worked out about £2000 for Vegas and 7000-8000 for Aus:D

    Going to put together a little savings plan now, cos I'm sad lol :D


    Yeh i think i will just go for as much as i can to be honest. Am saving for a flat! That holiday sounds awesome. Will be great to get away.

    Keep the saving going, im sure we will be going at it to get the most so il c you on here shortly!
    From England - Live in Edinburgh and work as a bus driver
  • Put me down for £12k, had best start planning!
  • longleggedhairlongleggedhair Forumite
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    Me too! I should save about 10 k by my regular savings so need to add extra 2000!
  • edited 1 January 2012 at 9:59AM
    MoneySaverLogMoneySaverLog Forumite
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    edited 1 January 2012 at 9:59AM
    I'm in!!!

    I'll go for the 12K too :-)
    Edited: 01/01/2012
    2011 Savings Totals

    Just editing this post on the 1st January 2012 to give a final total of where I was at on the 31st December 2011
    AA: Cash ISA: £5,340 | Savings £0 | Lloyds TSB: £60
    Regular Savers: Northern Rock £1,750 | West Bromwich BS £1,750
    NS & I: Index Linked Saving Certificates £1,000 | Premium Bonds £1,100
    Total Cash Based Savings = £11,000
    Sharesave £0 (0/60) | SIP £718.75 (115 shares @ £6.25)
    Latest Update 31/12/2011

    2012 Targets

    I am breaking down my £12,000 target for this year into the following savings/investments:
    Cash Based Savings: £8,000 - Cash Based Target for 2012: £19,000
    Sharesave: £250 x 10 payments - Saving Target for 2012: £2,500
    SIP: £125 x 12 payments - Investment Target for 2012: £1,500
    008 Save 12k in 2012 Challenge: See Signature for latest updates.




  • Yep - I'll have a bit of that. £12K in 12 months.
    My Debt Free Diary I owe:
    July 16 £19700 Nov 16 £18002
    Aug 16 £19519 Dec 16 £17708
    Sep 16 £18780 Jan 17 £17082
    Oct 16 £17873
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