Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 18th May 2014

DD265
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edited 21 May 2014 at 8:49PM 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. Everyone is welcome here.

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

link to last weeks thread

W/C 12th May challengers / pledges / totals

DD265 - £11.63/£17.20
Munchin - £30
Mrs Cheshire - £14.65/£15

W/C 18th May challengers / pledges / totals

DD265 - £5.57
Busymumofthreeplusdog - £25
chiefsfanuk - £3
Mrs Cheshire - £14
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  • DD265
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    Had "one of those weeks" last week where a combination of manic-at-work and feeling-really-run-down meant that I didn't go mad on the spending front.

    We don't get paid until the 27th and I'm pretty skint so doing another contents-of-my-purse-only week.
  • Oooooo busy time all round. This wk should look a bit like this.......

    Sun - NSD
    Mon - Work (long day) NSD
    Tues - Work NSD
    wed - work CIRCUITS £1
    Thur - work NSD
    Fri - DD needs new undies!! £15-20
    Sat - no plans, hoping for NSD
    SUN - spring fling duties hopefully NSD but the artwork is difficult to resist.

    Total £25 hopefully.....
    Busymumofthreeplusdog......
    ..............on a mission to curtail the spending and build up the savings
    2015 NSD total - 5
  • chiefsfanuk
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    Ah ha! This is exactly the sort of challenge I need for my first week - Please may I join in? :)

    I will start tomorrow as I have just seen this sooo...

    Monday Work - LSD - Need Milk at home & owe work tea float contribution £3
    Tuesday -Work - NSD
    Wednesday - Work - NSD
    Thursday - Work - NSD (But this is grocery day and I am gonna try to keep it under £60 instead of my usual £70)
    Fri - No work & DH payday


    Hmmmm so I think I should have a weekly spend of £3 and four NSD's... I think that sounds somewhat over ambitious but I genuinely can not think of anything I will need to get :/

    Total £3!!
    V xxx
    :idea: LBM 5/4/16 :idea:
    DMP Journey starts April 2016. Time to take control once and for all!
    Unsecured Debt £20583/£20583 Emergency fund £0/£1000
  • Mrs_Cheshire
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    Can you put me down for £14 please!

    Sun- £4 funday at local park
    Mon- NSD
    Tues- £3.30
    Weds - NSD
    Thurs - NSD
    Fri - Hubby may do something with eldest as he has a teacher training day!
    Grocery Challenge 2020
    Jan £377.98/£380, Feb £417.83/£370 March /£400
  • chiefsfanuk
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    So far today £1 on the milk as planned, didn't have to make my tea float contribution in work today so that's all :)
    V xxx
    :idea: LBM 5/4/16 :idea:
    DMP Journey starts April 2016. Time to take control once and for all!
    Unsecured Debt £20583/£20583 Emergency fund £0/£1000
  • Mrs_Cheshire
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    Ended up spending £3 today as I went to a different coffee shop to usual with my friend!
    Grocery Challenge 2020
    Jan £377.98/£380, Feb £417.83/£370 March /£400
  • Needed chocolate yesterday!! Spent 80p in the work tuck shop! But NSD today.
    Busymumofthreeplusdog......
    ..............on a mission to curtail the spending and build up the savings
    2015 NSD total - 5
  • DD265
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    Thread updated to here :)

    I still have £4.82 to my name :rotfl:
  • NSD, went for cycle instead of circuits so free of course.
    Busymumofthreeplusdog......
    ..............on a mission to curtail the spending and build up the savings
    2015 NSD total - 5
  • Mrs_Cheshire
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    Nsd for yesterday and today so total spend so far is £7
    Grocery Challenge 2020
    Jan £377.98/£380, Feb £417.83/£370 March /£400
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