Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 23rd June 2013

edited 25 June 2013 at 12:16PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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edited 25 June 2013 at 12:16PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
Hello everyone. Welcome to the Weekly Spend Challenge. This challenge is open to anybody, no matter what financial place they are in.

On this thread please post an amount of money you wish to stay below within the week (Sunday to end of working day on Friday). This can be pennies or thousands it depends on the individual. Then next Saturday report back and pledge for the following week. The challenge runs from Sunday to Friday so we don't include Saturdays but feel free to change the rules to suit you and include Saturdays or start on a different day.

Feel free to update this thread with daily spends if that keeps you on track. We colour code the results as below:

Green - within budget
Red - over budget
Purple - zero spend
Orange - made money over the week

This is a little bit of fun but for many it highlights the fact that maybe that magazine/chocolate bar isn't needed. Hopefully your spending habits can be changed forever.

Moozie was the founder of this challenge and here is a quote taken from her:

Originally Posted by Moozie:
"Good afternoon lovely DFWs Now for anyone looking in, please feel free to join - the more the merrier! Basically, decide on the amount you want to spend up to from Sunday until the end of the working day on Friday then pledge it here and off we go! The challenge is about incidental spending and not for stuff that should be budgeted elsewhere such as bills, groceries, debt repayment etc but you decide what to include at the end - this is about changing your habits and improving your recording of your spends more than anything else. Have a great week everyone and keep it low!!! Moozie x"

Good Luck Everyone

W/C 16th June 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £75 / VERY RED
32b3in2013 - £50 / RED
Splodgethefirst - £20 / RED

flyinggiraffe - £50 / £48.29
Pozza_73 - £50
Casperthefriendlyghost - £10 / £4
MissE001 - £40 / £36.17
Busybumblebee - £85 / £128.62
WantToBeSE - £0 / £0
FionaWeasley - £40 / £55

W/C 23rd June 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £30
32b3in2013 - £50
flyinggiraffe - £40
Splodgethefirst - £30
MissE001 - £85
WantToBeSE - £10
FionaWeasley - £10
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850


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