For Finally Forgoing Frittering

edited 26 August 2014 at 5:42PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • Saver-upperSaver-upper Forumite
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    Well,today is a no frittering day.Infact it is a no spend day,hooray :j
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  • BuffythedebtslayerBuffythedebtslayer Forumite
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    I went to Sainsbury's the only frittering was a box of tissues on special.


    have resisted buying a fish tank, some fish and filter.


    This thread is having an impact!


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  • Saver-upperSaver-upper Forumite
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    I went to Sainsbury's the only frittering was a box of tissues on special.


    have resisted buying a fish tank, some fish and filter.


    This thread is having an impact!


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    Oh,you make me laugh buffythedebtslayer.
    I was expecting you to say "resisted buying chocolate/snacks/wine" (delete as appropriate).

    I am glad this is helping you.It is certainly making me think twice when I am in the shops.Just about everything I look at inthe shop and think "do I really need this".

    And as a result,since starting this thread (which I really thought would have found a few more players :cool:),I have set aside £10 to represent savings I believe I have made by being a good MSE-er :)
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  • marmiterulesokmarmiterulesok Forumite
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    Have you seen this free budget planner?
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    I am glad this is helping you.It is certainly making me think twice when I am in the shops.Just about everything I look at inthe shop and think "do I really need this".

    And as a result,since starting this thread (which I really thought would have found a few more players :cool:),I have set aside £10 to represent savings I believe I have made by being a good MSE-er :)

    Asking yourself if something is a need and not a want certainly changes your perspective,I agree!

    I was going to suggest putting aside the money that you would have spent on impulse buys.It would soon mount up probably.I wonder what you're going to do with money.You could use it for Christmas maybe?
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    Thank you,marmiterules.Will have as look at the budget planner when it is a bit quieter around here this afternoon.

    I am also wondering what to do with extra savings.Christmas is a very good suggestion.Or I might add it to my Sealed Pot,which is opened in November-it would be a lovely bonus (will spend alot of that on Christmas,and hopefully put some in a savings account/rainy day/emergency fund-it was wiped out with personal crisis in June)
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  • No frittering yesterday, but blew it today by giving over £5 for sausage rolls for lunch, not really a necessity as I could have made the kids wait while the bread defrosted. Will not be happening again!
    Highest debt: £25,702.08 :( (estimated) DFD 29th August 2018 Paid £35.25
    September Squirrels #27: debt paid £35.25/£500 ~ SFD 0/15 ~ Birthdays 0/£50 ~ Saved 0/£50 ~ Food £25.68/£250 ~ Food Bank 0/5 ~ Exercise 2/15 ~ Reflection 1/15
    Weight Loss: 0/56lbs
  • Just the sort of challenge I need! I'm often found buying things I don't need! Particularly on a Thursday evening between work and a music practice. I like the ideas about putting the same amount frittered away aside each time to see how it adds up. Might have to try this!!
    NSDs January - 3/8 2017 total - 3
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    Welcome,Penguins86 greet024.gif,welcome along.
    Today is going to be a no spend day for me,hooray.Now that's go to save me some money,right? :D
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  • edited 3 August 2014 at 1:26PM
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    edited 3 August 2014 at 1:26PM
    This is totally me!
    my downfall is diet coke - I actually think im addicted. In my local shop this is about 75p not much but this can be up to £25 in a month! for brown, fake sugar water!
    Im trying to cut this down to weekends only! so im with you on that. (and all the other junk that gets bought while just getting a drink... chocolate, magazines, scratchcards *of which I never win*)


    Edit: and the needing to make your local store shopping up to £5 to pay on card and the obligatory 50p charge. This also needs to stop!
    Paying it all off in 2017:
    Finance 1- [STRIKE]115[/STRIKE] Paid Jan 2017
    Finance 2- 335
    CC - [STRIKE]2000[/STRIKE]1800
    OD 1 - [STRIKE]2200[/STRIKE] 1850
    OD 2 - 2500
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