My savings diary, thought it would help keep me motivated if I posted on here.

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
Right guys I am going to post here whenever I get paid/get money and say what I have got and how much of it I have saved. Sharing always helps keep me motivates so here goes.

Tommorow payday I am due £170. Will have £80 after paying something off. Out of this £80 I will save £50. :).

Until I move out to be with my job, I plan to save all but £200 a month as I live at home. Then when I do move out, be as frugal as possible.

Brett
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  • Right guys I am going to post here whenever I get paid/get money and say what I have got and how much of it I have saved. Sharing always helps keep me motivates so here goes.

    Tommorow payday I am due £170. Will have £80 after paying something off. Out of this £80 I will save £50. :).

    Until I move out to be with my job, I plan to save all but £200 a month as I live at home. Then when I do move out, be as frugal as possible.

    Brett

    That is the first £50 saved :). Not much but it is a start. Next week hopefully saving £200.

    Then next month I get my first full-months pay, then the real savings begins. :)
  • 76rosie76rosie Forumite
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    don't beat yourself up for the bit you are doing. Check other threads out and see what other ways you can make the most of any penny:jthe freebies site is pretty good and saved loads with coupons. If nothing else you're mum will love you when you bring home shopping and maybe you can get things for your lunches etc.:beer:
    grocery challenge 9.86/60
  • DeclutteringDecluttering Forumite
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    Happy new diary! Sounds like you've got a good plan figured out to save as much as possible, good luck! Do you have any plans to move out presently or are you thinking more long term?
    Thank you competition posters!
  • Happy new diary! Sounds like you've got a good plan figured out to save as much as possible, good luck! Do you have any plans to move out presently or are you thinking more long term?

    Buying my own house long term. Got no choice but to rent in about 9-10 month. I am going with my job, I love my job :).
  • Getting £234 tommorow will have £150 after bills then I am saving £100 :).

    Then my real job starts on 31st so can start earning the big bucks :D
  • i'm hoping to save a couple grand so i can send my husband & sons to florida for red sox spring training, WOOOO!!!

    just kidding; i couldn't care less about the red sox; i like the yankees!! ;)

    but i am giving up a trip out east i thought just me & him could go on; I had planned for us to go to stay at the lizzie borden bread & breakfast museum, then take a day trip to the amityville house :( dang :(

    yeah i know, right? :D i'm morbid like that :D i thought that'd be awesome!!!!! man alive i was so excited!!! & then... he was so disappointed :( he told me his lifelong dream was to go watch the freakin' red sox at spring training..... grrrr....... *sigh*

    so i told 'im 'ok; you can go see the freakin' red sox in fl with the boys while they are little; one day they'll be big & THEN WE'RE GOING OUT EAST!!!!!' cuz i wanna see where lizzie borden took an axe!!! & 300 year old graveyards!!!! (yeah, i know!!! don't scoff!!!! that's as old as i have access to!!!! 'see a graveyard in europe' is on my bucket list.... man, that'd be so cool!!!!!!! someday!!!!!!!! dang, do you have the coolest headstones?!!?!?!? i bet you do!!!!!!! oh my stars!! someday i'm gonna see some!!!!!)

    lol..... we'll see ;) might have to go on that tour myself :( dang it....

    found this site cuz i've been watching gordon ramsay's US version of restaurant nightmares (WOW!!!!! he is MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) & wondered if those were 'frown lines' in his chin from a steady diet of hatred & venom, or scars from his childhood.... & this site was in google!!! lol, so here i am!!!

    started watching the UK version of his show...... have seen 4 so far...... WOW!!!!!!!! he is even MEANER on his home terrritory, man alive!!!!!!!!!! you guys are tough to put up with being talked to like that!!!! ouch!!! oh my stars, why on earth people don't just punch him in the face, i'll never understand!! oh yeah! cuz he's helping them!!!! self control is such a hard thing to practice, even in such cases!!!!

    (oh my stars; totally no offense to anyone!!!! love the show, think GR is really.... unusual; not nec a fan, but totally, he's into what he does & obviously passionate about it, so cool!! he should keep at it!! lol ;))

    ok, hope i don't get banned for posting something only kinda on topic ;) i was totally serious about fl vs new england :( hoping to save an indeterminate amount of hundreds a month.... then we'll get our tax return & get a pile of money to play with at something massively irrelevant, lke the red sox spring training camp in FL.... see? kinda on topic for real, i'm totally not a troll :D

    if i don't get banned, i'll prolly lurk & read how 'the other half' across the pond writes; don't be self conscious; as you were!! :D cuz i'm kinda busy!! not like i'm gonna be spying on ya!!! i'm totally not gonna be posting on here 87 times a day, prolly ;)

    but we'll see!!!!!
  • metalmama1 wrote: »
    i'm hoping to save a couple grand so i can send my husband & sons to florida for red sox spring training, WOOOO!!!

    just kidding; i couldn't care less about the red sox; i like the yankees!! ;)

    but i am giving up a trip out east i thought just me & him could go on; I had planned for us to go to stay at the lizzie borden bread & breakfast museum, then take a day trip to the amityville house :( dang :(

    yeah i know, right? :D i'm morbid like that :D i thought that'd be awesome!!!!! man alive i was so excited!!! & then... he was so disappointed :( he told me his lifelong dream was to go watch the freakin' red sox at spring training..... grrrr....... *sigh*

    so i told 'im 'ok; you can go see the freakin' red sox in fl with the boys while they are little; one day they'll be big & THEN WE'RE GOING OUT EAST!!!!!' cuz i wanna see where lizzie borden took an axe!!! & 300 year old graveyards!!!! (yeah, i know!!! don't scoff!!!! that's as old as i have access to!!!! 'see a graveyard in europe' is on my bucket list.... man, that'd be so cool!!!!!!! someday!!!!!!!! dang, do you have the coolest headstones?!!?!?!? i bet you do!!!!!!! oh my stars!! someday i'm gonna see some!!!!!)

    lol..... we'll see ;) might have to go on that tour myself :( dang it....

    found this site cuz i've been watching gordon ramsay's US version of restaurant nightmares (WOW!!!!! he is MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) & wondered if those were 'frown lines' in his chin from a steady diet of hatred & venom, or scars from his childhood.... & this site was in google!!! lol, so here i am!!!

    started watching the UK version of his show...... have seen 4 so far...... WOW!!!!!!!! he is even MEANER on his home terrritory, man alive!!!!!!!!!! you guys are tough to put up with being talked to like that!!!! ouch!!! oh my stars, why on earth people don't just punch him in the face, i'll never understand!! oh yeah! cuz he's helping them!!!! self control is such a hard thing to practice, even in such cases!!!!

    (oh my stars; totally no offense to anyone!!!! love the show, think GR is really.... unusual; not nec a fan, but totally, he's into what he does & obviously passionate about it, so cool!! he should keep at it!! lol ;))

    ok, hope i don't get banned for posting something only kinda on topic ;) i was totally serious about fl vs new england :( hoping to save an indeterminate amount of hundreds a month.... then we'll get our tax return & get a pile of money to play with at something massively irrelevant, lke the red sox spring training camp in FL.... see? kinda on topic for real, i'm totally not a troll :D

    if i don't get banned, i'll prolly lurk & read how 'the other half' across the pond writes; don't be self conscious; as you were!! :D cuz i'm kinda busy!! not like i'm gonna be spying on ya!!! i'm totally not gonna be posting on here 87 times a day, prolly ;)

    but we'll see!!!!!

    Dear me long post.

    Well I saved my first £150 going to £250 next month. Then I am gon save £750 next month. I really want to make my first grand before end of 2011 then I can save for real
  • Ok update. £150 now in savings account. Going to see if I can live two months on just £25 a week. So when I get paid on november 28th I dont have to spend any, and can wait until the next payday (december 28th) so I can save all but the £200 I intend to spend until january pay. So should get a thousand or so in my bank by new year :).

    Happy :D
  • Not posted here in a while :). Got my first £500 saved and just bought a terramundi pot. I take my living money out as stated, anything left out of this living money (which is kept in a envolope) will go in the pot before I get paid on the 28th.:).
  • Right guys just a quick update from me. Going all well on the savings front and am working my !!! off because I really want my own house :D. Thinking of picking some bank shifts up from somewhere as I am off every otherweekend. Only an extra £200ish but all inthe pot hey.
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