Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 19th May 2013

edited 21 May 2013 at 5:38PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • EverTheOptimistEverTheOptimist Forumite
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    Welcome along CountingPennies :wave:

    You can choose how to make the challenge work for you. I think initially the challenge was just for miscellaneous items that we 'waste' money on, but I include any expected spends for the week, including petrol, and a weekly budget for groceries. I then have an amount for misc spends such as meals out, nights out etc and try and stay below this.

    I work out at the beginning of the week what I have planned and roughly how much I am happy spending on these things then set my budget.

    I think its just useful to gain an understanding of where money is spent without realising it. The odd magazine, choccie bar etc, although you obviously still need a life too. :D

    Good luck with your budget.
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  • MunchinMunchin Forumite
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    Hi all

    Sun - £5.29 (wine & lemon)
    Mon - £3.43 (lunch)

    Total - £8.72/£40
    DEBT 6 March - £688 NSDs- 3/301 (start 6 March 21)
    Goal 1 - Prudent reserve - £2,500/£10,000 (25%) - represents some security
    Goal 2- New hearth - £50/£2,000 (2.5%)
    Goal 3 - New to me car - £0/£8,000 (0%)
    Goal 4 - Rewire house - £0/£4,000 (0%)

  • Hi everyone!

    Congratulations ETO, that's amazing news!

    I left for Bristol on Thursday and didn't get back till this morning. I have been sticking to my £10 for the week as usual even though I haven't been on here to post. So far this week I've not spent any money yet so far so good ;o) I'm going out for a drink with a friend on Friday so am saving up my £10 for that :D

    Hope you're all having a fantastic week!

    Cheers
    Casper
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  • 32b3in201332b3in2013 Forumite
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    Evening

    I bought a chocolate twist from M&S and 2 bottles of diet Pepsi and some paracetamol from boots.

    Total spent £3.09/£50.

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  • Morning! Yesterday included a quick bite in town and a new school skirt for my eldest from M&S.

    £14.20/£100

    Have i done that right?? Lol :D
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  • edited 21 May 2013 at 6:03PM
    EverTheOptimistEverTheOptimist Forumite
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    edited 21 May 2013 at 6:03PM
    Thanks Casper. Hope you had a good weekend away.

    And yes that's correct CountingPennies. :D

    Well I had quite a spendy day yesterday, taking me straight into the red. :eek:

    Sunday - £10.70 groceries
    Monday - £1.20 car park, £7.78 lunch. £11.97 thank you cards. £55.91 clothes. (Going to a funeral on Friday and have nothing to wear and nothing to nurse the little man in, I'll end up flashing someone if I wear the clothes I already have. :D ) although this was taken from diff budget, I am stil including it here.
    Tuesday - NSD :j

    Total - £31.65/ £75 (+ £55.91)
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • MunchinMunchin Forumite
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    Hi all

    Sun - £5.29 (wine & lemon)
    Mon - £3.43 (lunch)
    Tues - NSD

    Total - £8.72/£40
    DEBT 6 March - £688 NSDs- 3/301 (start 6 March 21)
    Goal 1 - Prudent reserve - £2,500/£10,000 (25%) - represents some security
    Goal 2- New hearth - £50/£2,000 (2.5%)
    Goal 3 - New to me car - £0/£8,000 (0%)
    Goal 4 - Rewire house - £0/£4,000 (0%)

  • 32b3in201332b3in2013 Forumite
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    Evening

    today I spent £1 on water, £1.90 on diet pepsi, £4.30 on lunch in M&S and then £12 in asda.

    £22.29/£50

    Hope everyone is OK

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    SPC10 #125 - £851.81
    SPC 11 #7 - £968.46
    SPC 12 #7 - £2682.90
    SPC 13 #7 - £4829.85
    SPC 14 #7 -
  • MissE001MissE001 Forumite
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    Just checking in to say I've managed not to spend anything so far this week :j :j

    Planned spend on Thursday as I'm travelling for work so will get petrol on the way back from the train station....that will soon eat into my £50 budget for the week

    Welcome CountingPennies :wave:. I started just counting misc spends but now include petrol and groceries to try and keep me on track. I usually (!) manage to stay green so I think it's working :)

    Good luck :A
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  • Argh. Life is getting in the way of my finances at the moment. New job, trying to find a new flat, T4 Cima exam tomorrow, and a three hour a day commute until I find new flat is completely overwhelming. Think I tried to tackle too much at one time.

    On the plus side, I have spent nothing as I am too busy. Will be back in the thread proper next week as I find it really useful.

    Hope everyone else is having a good week. X
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