Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 21st July 2013

EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694
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edited 23 July 2013 at 8:55PM 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 14th July 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £50 / £41.25
Allie - £40
32b3in2013 - £50 / £39.68
WantToBeSE - £0
beanielou - £10
splodgethefirst - £20 / £25.49
Casperthefriendlyghost - £15 / £29
Wannabee_in_credit - £50
Flyinggiraffe - £60 / £57.89
MissE001 - £50
Trajal - £10
FionaWeasley - £40 / £26
DD265 - £0

W/C 21st July 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £35
Casperthefriendlyghost - £8
beanielou - £10
Jonesy88 -£5
Flyinggiraffe - £20
splodgethefirst - £0
stiltoncheese - £5
exharris - £30
DD265 - £5
32b3in2013 - £35.45
bunnylou - £10
FionaWeasley - £50
MissMelLady - £5
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850


  • EverTheOptimist
    EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694
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    Ok so slight change of plan, I bought a bottle of red wine this afternoon, so only £35 budget for next week. :D
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • beanielou
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    Another £10 for me for this week.
    THankyou ETO.
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  • Jonesy88
    Jonesy88 Posts: 959
    Debt-free and Proud!
    Can i join in again please? my misc spends seem to be building up again...

    Can i have a £5 target ETO?
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  • I was green last week, with 57.89/60 (yay).

    Thanks for the thred as always. Would like to pledge £20.00 until payday on 29th! Going to be tough
  • Morning all,

    Thanks for this week's thread ETO - am pledging no spend until pay day on Friday. I have no money (other than petrol money) until pay day. sigh.

    I was on £25.49 for extra spends last week :(

    onwards and upwards!
  • Can I join the challenge this week please?

    Hoping to spend no more than £5.00 as I'm ekeing out my last bit of cash until payday. Will need bread and milk later in the week and thats it.

    Thanks :)
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  • EverTheOptimist
    EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694
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    Welcome back everyone. Here's to a new week.

    First post updated to here.

    Welcome along stiltoncheese. :wave: Good luck with the challenge.

    beanielou - do you have a spend figure for last week please?

    My plan

    Sun - NSD
    Mon - NSD
    Tues - NSD
    Weds - possibly meeting friend for a coffee
    Thurs - def meeting friend for a coffee
    Fri - NSD

    I'm going to try and pop into town but will try and go on a day when I'm spending anyway, which means I will stay in on the other days, reduces the risk of spending. :D Although I may go out for a couple of walks to get the little man some fresh air.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • exharris
    exharris Posts: 61
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    Can I join please?

    I'd like to spend no more than £30. Plan is below ;

    Sun - Going to a BBQ later so need to buy some bits - £5
    Mon - NSD
    Tues -probably go for coffee/out for food - £5/10
    Wed - eat out £10
    Thu -NSD
    Fri -Need to pay subs to a group I go to (around £5).

    I'll try and keep on track by posting here regularly. I have not included by weekly supermarket shop which will be around £30.
  • DD265
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    Hi all! I spent nothing at all last week, I'm going to pledge £5 for this week as I get paid on Friday and have a few bits to get!

    Sun - NSD
    Mon - NSD
    Tues - NSD
    Weds - NSD
    Thurs - NSD
    Fri - Small supermarket shop

    Then I'll work everything else out next weekend!
  • First post updated to here.

    Welcome along exharris :wave:

    Good luck everyone with keeping it low.

    My week's already started badly as popped to the local shop for some bits for hubby. :(
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
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