Forum Home» Savings & Investments

The "Save 12k in 2016" Thread!

New Post Advanced Search

Coronavirus: The latest from MSE


The MSE team is working extremely hard to keep the info we have about your travel rights, cancellation rights, sick pay (and more) up to date.
The official MSE guides: UPDATED MSE Coronavirus Guides

NEWSFLASH


New, free ‘Academoney’ course from MSE and the Open University launches
All the key areas of personal finance are covered, so that you can master your money decisions


The "Save 12k in 2016" Thread!

edited 31 July 2016 at 9:34PM in Savings & Investments
1.8K replies 192.5K views
slowlyfadingslowlyfading Forumite
13.3K posts
Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts
✭✭✭✭✭
edited 31 July 2016 at 9:34PM in Savings & Investments
So, the title is pretty self explanatory, but this is the place to be in 2016 :D
In 2016, the aim is to save £12k (or, any other amount if you like!) from 1st January 2016 til 31st December 2016. I know it's early, but it gives you the time to plan for how you are going to do it!
RULES:
- This challenge starts on 1st January 2016 00:00 and finishes on 31st December 2016 23:59.
- Everything saved MUST be done between these two dates.
- Any interest gained during this challenge on your savings can be counted!

Feel free to sign up :D but, please only sign up if you intend to go the distance - the thread for 2013/2014/2105 started off great and then lots of people disappeared :(

Challenger List:
001. slowlyfading - £10,000
002. Lolly88 - £8,000
003. PrincessLou - £5,000
004. jamiednm - £11,000
005. Melaniep101 - £12,000
006. tempus_fugit - £14,000
007. Wentthedaywell? - £13,000
008. darkidoe - £12,000
009. mummytummy - £12,000
010. bsms1147 - £15,000
011. cathybird - £15,000
012. brizzledfw - £12,000
013. freezspirit - £6,000
014. ajdj - £12,000
015. frasersmum123 - £3,000
016. Westie983 - £12,000
017. garfield33 - £6,000
018. abba1772 - £5,000
019. savings my hobby - £10,000
020. chrislee2810 - £15,000
021. Phaelok - £15,000
022. geoffers4 - £25,000
023. Cweb - £12,000
024. jacci45 - £12,000
025. kev2009 - £6,000
026. Ruthy1604 - £28,000
027. Starting Again - £16,000
028. Hantsman - £19,000
029. wifey27 - £10,000
030. Unicorns - £12,000
031. sofarbehind - £12,000
032. calltheshots - £5,000
033. Notfarfromtheborder - £19,000
034. Dragon Lily - £2,000
035. tara747 - £12,000
036. chelseasblue
037. letiss7 - £6,000
038. SMGee - £6,000
039. copperjar - £6,000
040. Hairpin - £12,000
041. TrustyOven - £6,000
042. MrsC2be - £4,000
043. aidysproule - £12,000
044. rjrs0510 - £30,000
045. george4064 - £12,000
046. enthusiasticsaver - £15,000
047. letThemPlay - £2,000
048. summerlady - £1,200
049. Sox77 - £6,000
050. lessavyfav -£9,000
051. tmsbry - £12,000
052. dmackaywork - £12,000
053. coolcats - £7,000
054. Bradlad9 - £4,000
055. Justonething - £24,000
056. Lomcevak - £30,000
057. Tea&Biscuits - £7,000
058. Miss money penny - £5,000
059. ourcornercottage - £3,000
060. ALIBOBSY - £6,000
061. Speedster2 - £12,000
062. Hopeful30 - £12,000
063. FlareStar - £5,000
064. lynnejk - £6,000
065. Anouchka - £7,000
066. micron - £12,000
067. YoungBusinessman - £15,000
068. laurra - £8,000
069. mylastpound - £6,000
070. x0emz0x - £3,000
071. BE95 - £6,000
072. velocity_girl - £6,000
073. Gem-gem - £9,000
074. FinallyGettingFree - £3,000
075. adam68 - £5,000
076. sezamma - £5,000
077. ViktorOnopko - £6,000
078. selloptape - £2,000
079. Rosie D - £10,000
080. matt_66 - £9,000
081. black taxi - £10,000
082. Saver-upper
083. Twiggy_34 - £2,000
084. ToiletLicker - £12,000
085. boglehead - £100,000
086. bobobski - £10,000
087. Karen's girl - £6,000
088. IvanovSteliyan - £10,000
089. XSpender - £5,000
090. mas2000 - £12,000
091. wishus - £5,625
092. Suffolk lass - £6,000
093. Squitchley - £6,000
094. jessy-eve - £5,000
095. savingfortomorrow
096. Dird - £15,000
097. hydrangea - £6,000
098. lessonlearned - £12,000
099. Buffythedebtslayer - £4,500
100. Urchhh - £3,350
101. lisa110rry - £15,000
102. dark.knight - £9,000
103. chris9393 - £8,500
104. phil09 - £15,000
105. TheBanker - £12,000
106. amyt13 - £6,000
107. Marcus_C - £7,000
108. s1ipmatt - £2,500
109. daveyjones95 - £13,000
110. Kreacher - £6,000
111. geeovana - £17,500
112. monochome_blue - £8,000
113. Wilkos - £10,000
114. imajica37 - £6,000
115. Short-n-Sweet - £5,000
116. benbenandme - £6,000
117. Shrewbie - £10,000
118. maul123 - £9,000
119. Carrie85 - £10,000
120. alja - £10,000
121. Determined diva - £12,000
122. ruby911 - £12,000
123. brenda10 - £15,000
124. nat21luv - £10,000
125. Leeruddecology - £6,000
126. fabforty - £12,000
127. Domayne - £8,000
128. r0ckyd0g - £2,400
129. lol omg !!!!!! - £6,000
130. user1168934 - £18,000
131. 166million - £5,357.69
132. ipie - £12,000
133. allie23 - £5,000
134. loopy53 - £12,000
135. SusySweden - £14,450
136. aNom - £18,000
137. FlacosFloozie - £5,000
138. GTR King - £4,000
139. Bryando - £5,000
140. e4rly - £4,000
141. NectarCollector - £2,000
142. ffacoffipawb - £
143. ArmyDillo - £20,000
144. gazzer666 - £40,000
145. RichyRich - £12,000
146. jacquelinestar - £9,000
147. Ben91 - £13,000
148. emincosi - £8,000
149. ahX - £12,000
150. There Is A Light - £14,400
151. JamesFews - £12,000
152. SilverFox89 - £6,000
153. lolo06 - £6,000
154. Stickleback27 - £14,000
155. scratched - £16,000
156. mattdeeks - £5,000
157. Ashers92 - £12,000
158. Cambia - £12,000
159. Born_Free - £12,000
160. Bruce Bumba - £6,000
161. kitjos - £12,000
162. Galenzorz - £6,000
163. Hutchch0920 - £7,150
164. kitty_ - £9,000
165. sweetpeas - £18,000
166. BelfastFTB - £10,000
167. Candyapple - £12,000
168. Me! Me! Me! - £4,500
169. darksoul - £6,600
170. myteeduck - £2,500
171. Seafoam - £22,000
172. Tiglath - £10,000
173. SusanneCape - £12,000
174. Anavand - £30,000
175. PoorGuyNextDoor - £10,000
176. Save Dosh - £12,000
177. Downes2013 - £5,000
178. Aliliva - £7,300
179. vicky_ - £12,000
180. -Selene - £6,000
181. Susuzak - £5,000


CLICK HERE for the easy update form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cfJVWP62Cmn-rnS3TEfSIQJ9uAkxFHdFHPyf3vLZr4s/viewform


CLICK HERE to see the total amounts so far:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13i1sj4B3PnNpa-77U9EEGjWMqLiej9W0LGvvBo7vKIY/edit?usp=sharing


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Personal Finance Blogger / In pursuit of FIRE :)
«134567178

Replies

  • Lolly88Lolly88 Forumite
    322 posts
    Tenth Anniversary Combo Breaker
    ✭✭
    I'd like to join please. Feels like only yesterday I was joining the 2015 thread. I was number 139 in last years thread, if there are any numbers higher up the table available I would like one of those please.

    I'm aiming to save £8000 in 2016, very ambitious but I'll try my best.
    Homeowner
    :j
  • I'd really like to join the 2016 challenge please! :j

    Rather embarrassingly, I am one of the people who disappeared from the 2015 challenge without providing any updates (sorry about that :o ), even though I did actually achieve my target.

    Anyway, I promise to try and be better this year - please put me down for £5000.
    Mortgage - £105,500
  • I'll join please. I aim to save £11,000 in 2016.
    Save £12k in 2016 Challenge
    Goal: £11k | Current: £972 (January) | Status: On target
  • edited 28 November 2015 at 11:49PM
    Melaniep101Melaniep101 Forumite
    630 posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts
    ✭✭
    edited 28 November 2015 at 11:49PM
    Ooh yes please! Missed the 2015 one :-) I'll aim for £12000.
  • tempus_fugittempus_fugit Forumite
    902 posts
    Fourth Anniversary 500 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭
    Hi, I would like to join please. My target is £14,000, but it depends on how things go with my job, which is not going too well at the moment. Thanks.
    Retired at age 56 after having "light bulb moment" due to reading MSE and its forums. Have been converted to the "budget to zero" concept and use YNAB for all monthly budgeting and long term goals.

    Pedant point: There is no such word or construction as "I's", the word to use is "my".
  • Wentthedaywell?Wentthedaywell? Forumite
    565 posts
    Eighth Anniversary 500 Posts Photogenic Mortgage-free Glee!
    ✭✭
    Ooh, me again please! Can you put me down for £13k, but I'll try to see if I can make £15k (that'll be a big leap).

    Thanks SlowlyFading for doing this again, I'm sure we do all appreciate it. I wouldn't have kept on the straight and narrow for these last 3 years without the motivation of this thread. :)
    Save £25k in 2020 #5:
    March - new target after S&S losses: make up £20k loss, net save £0
    May: £3,000
  • darkidoedarkidoe Forumite
    1.1K posts
    1,000 Posts Fourth Anniversary
    ✭✭✭
    Okay! I have seen the threads with interest! I think this might be a good challenge for myself and enjoy some banter with fellow MSErs! Put me up for the full 12K.

    Do we just keep track of our monthly savings and update using the monthly update form?

    Save 12K in 2020 # 38 £0/£20,000
  • mummytummymummytummy Forumite
    771 posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Photogenic Mortgage-free Glee!
    ✭✭✭
    Yes please, count me in again, was no.6. For 2015 and achieved target with still a month to go :)
    Sealed Pot Challenge no.13 (2020) #11
    Sealed Pot Challenge no.12 (2019) total £1445.39


    MFiT-T5 #23, October 4th 2019 new 20 year mortgage of $425,157.00/£212,578.00 - aim to reduce mortgage to $350,000.00/£175,000.00 by the end of this challenge, January 2022 :# current balance $409,397.32/£204,698.66
  • bsms1147bsms1147 Forumite
    2.2K posts
    Seventh Anniversary 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭
    Let's go round again!

    In for £15,000.
  • brizzledfwbrizzledfw Forumite
    7.3K posts
    Debt-free and Proud!
    ✭✭✭✭
    Hello :wave:

    Would love to join....please put me down for £12k.. 12 is my lucky number :)

    Have subscribed, thanks SF
    MFiT-T4 Member No. 96 - 2022 is my MF goal :D
    Winter 17/18 Savings Rate Goal: 25% [October 30%] :T
    Declutter 60 items before 31.03.18 9/60 ** LSDs Target 10 for March 03/10 **AFDs 10/15 ** Sales/TCB Target 2018 £25/£500 NSDs Target 10 for March 02/10 Trying to be a Frugalista:rotfl::T
This discussion has been closed.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support