Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 23rd June 2013

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EverTheOptimist
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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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  • 32b3in2013
    32b3in2013 Posts: 2,440 Forumite
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    Hello

    I will have £50 again this week ETO.

    thanks for the new thread :D

    32b3
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  • flyinggiraffe_2
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    Good evening,

    Merci for the thread ETO!

    May I pledge £40.00 this week.
  • splodgethefirst
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    hello again. worked out my 1% is 10 pounds - very do-able! between today and end of work on friday i pledge 30 pounds - hopefully no emergencies this week...
  • MissE001
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    Thanks for this week's thread ETO - hope your re-jigged plan works out!

    I'm very pleased that I managed to stay green by the skin of my teeth last week. I get paid on Friday :j so budgeting £60 till payday (most of which will be spent today on petrol and groceries) and £25 Friday & Saturday

    So, £85 budget for the whole week

    Have a good week :A
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  • WantToBeSE
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    Hi ETO, can you please put me down for £10 this week. Thanks :)

    I managed to spend a grand total of £0 last week, so i am pleased with that!
  • splodgethefirst
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    thank you, ETO for the thread :)
  • EverTheOptimist
    EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694 Forumite
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    Afternoon everyone

    WantToBeSE - That's quite impressive, a zero spend. Can't ever imagine doing that.

    Still haven't set a budget yet. Won't need petrol this week. Will need groceries. We have decided to do a weekly meal plan to help with weight control. :D have most things in but not all. May need a couple of misc items. :D
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
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  • WantToBeSE
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    Afternoon everyone

    WantToBeSE - That's quite impressive, a zero spend. Can't ever imagine doing that.

    Thanks ETO :) It's a personal best! I have a few things that i want to save up for, so i am on a personal mission not to spend ANYTHING apart from food shopping, bills and petrol. I get my food and petrol on Fridays, and then keep away from shops until necessary :)
    But I am going to hospital for an OP appointment with my son tomorrow, so i promised him a burger king on the way home, hence the £10 :)
  • EverTheOptimist
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    Enjoy the burger king WantToBeSE. Nom nom nom.

    Right I am going to set a budget of £30.

    We will be going grocery shopping but am going to do this from the joint account and do the biggest shop to fill the cupboards so we have food in for meals every night other than fresh stuff.

    The £30 is for coffee on thurs with a friend and lunch on Fri with friends/ work colleagues.

    Fingers crossed.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • flyinggiraffe_2
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    Everyone seems to be doing really well so far this week! :)

    I have spent nothing today (woo) and am now watching Wimbledon on the telly box so no plans to move.
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