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Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 18th August 2013

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694 Forumite
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edited 21 August 2013 at 9:03PM 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 11th August 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £10 / £4.70
Eyes wide open - £15
Casperthefriendlyghost - £8 / £3.89
WantToBeSE - £50
Flyinggiraffe - £15
Tinkermcjingles - £25 / £26.72
MissE001 - £70 / £69.51
ShootForTheMoon - £30 / £26.20

Danih - £120

W/C 18th August 2013 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £35
Casperthefriendlyghost - £10
MissE001 - £12
happy_bunny - £15
smokies - £40
flyinggiraffe - £30
Tinkermcjingles - £25
ShootForTheMoon - £0
MissMelLady - £20
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850
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  • EverTheOptimist
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    My plan for the week

    Sunday - NSD
    Monday - NSD
    Tuesday - £5 coffee with a friend
    Wednesday - £20 spa day. :j:j
    Thursday - NSD
    Friday - NSD
    Saturday - £5

    Total £30

    Will set £35 just to make sure, in case I have missed anything.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • happy_bunny_2
    happy_bunny_2 Posts: 4,488 Forumite
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    Will try and stick to £15.

    Not much on this week so should be possible :)

    HB
    :beer:
  • smokies
    smokies Posts: 138 Forumite
    edited 22 August 2013 at 7:34PM
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    Ok if I join in.... I have put £40.00 in my purse today

    Monday 19th parking fee (unless I can find a free slot on the side road) if not £2.50 fee... might need to fill the car £20.00

    Tuesday 20th NO SPEND DAY

    Wed 21st NSD

    Thursday 22nd Again parking fee ( as above) £2.50

    Friday 23rd Parking fee (as above) £2.50



    This is what I know I will/could be spending this week - but as we all know life is not that easy.......

    Smokies
    Sell £750.00
    Jan-feb-march - 150.00


  • flyinggiraffe_2
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    Good evening.

    Thanks for the thread eTO.

    I've had the laziest day ever. Literally changed from pjs, into clean pjs all day. Using my Netflix subscription well today!

    This week I shall be spending no more than £30.00
  • tinkermcjingles
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    I'll go for £25 this week and I WILL NOT GO OVER, I WILL NOT GO OVER, I WILL NOT G0 OVER! If I keep repeating I might listen! :j
    Tink
  • flyinggiraffe_2
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    Monday: NSD - good start to the week.
  • MissE001
    MissE001 Posts: 797 Forumite
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    Hi everyone - and thanks for this week's thread ETO :)

    Pledging £12 for the rest of the week (got petrol and groceries out of the way yesterday)

    And off to a good start with today's NSD :A
    SPC Member #112 :A Save £2k in 2014 # 160 :money:
  • smokies
    smokies Posts: 138 Forumite
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    smokies wrote: »
    Ok if I join in.... I have put £40.00 in my purse today

    Monday 19th parking fee (unless I can find a free slot on the side road) if not £2.50 fee... might need to fill the car £20.00


    Smokies


    Ok Monday 19th Got a parking space on the side road today, so no parking fee :j Also the car is not asking to be feed yet !! (maybe tomorrow) so just had my first NSD in a long time, and still got £40.00 in my purse xx
    Sell £750.00
    Jan-feb-march - 150.00


  • EverTheOptimist
    EverTheOptimist Posts: 2,694 Forumite
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    edited 20 August 2013 at 1:20PM
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    Welcome along smokies. :wave:

    Well so far so good.

    Sun - NSD
    Mon - NSD

    Yay me. Although I did have some grocery spends so not a true no spend day, but good going for this challenge.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • tinkermcjingles
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    Monday Spent £3.79 - Went the chippy for tea and got some goodies as the kitchen is a bit of a mess due to work being done at home! So £21.21 left in the budget (although the 21p has gone in the less than 50p jar!)
    Tink
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