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NST: May the NST force be with you

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
May the NST Force be with you
Ninja Saving Turtles May Challenge

We are already into the fifth month of the year Turtles. The days are getting longer; people are more into socialising on these light nights; and some of us just fancy a treat to ourselves now the weather has picked up. We must not lose sight of our goals Turtles, and not allow ourselves to be sidetracked by the transition into summer. We need to focus, and make a plan to move forward successfully this month.

NST: May Rules
  • The challenge runs from 1st to 31st May 2016
  • You will aim for 16 NSDs
  • Budget the month ahead and pay your debts off at the beginning of the month. Live off what is left.
  • Plan your social activities. As there are two bank holidays this month I suggest a maximum of 3 activities. Try not to be impulsive.
  • Take your lunch to work every single day
  • Donate time or money to the charity of your choice
  • Try and make an extra £50 over the month, either by decluttering and selling, crafting or wombling


It's time to work out what we really need and what we actually just want. Together turtles, we can show that life is there to be enjoyed and you don't need to spend a lot of money to do that.
  • Every day post one thing that has made you happy today.
  • Post one kind thing that you have done for someone else.
  • Post one frugal/moneysaving tip; budget recipe or bargain to share with the other turtles

The force is strong in us Turtles, and together we can get through May.
Who is with me?
NST January #24 NSD = 10
Working hard to pay off my debt
Time to take back control
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  • edited 5 May 2016 at 7:50PM
    crazy_cat_ladycrazy_cat_lady Forumite
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    edited 5 May 2016 at 7:50PM
    Reserved for NST May Contenders
    1. Crazy_cat_lady
    2. clippy_girl
    3. mothernerd
    4. misstara
    5. 32b3in2013
    6. apple muncher
    7. Dizzy Imp
    8. Bobarella
    9. The Only Girl
    10. SpekySquarehead
    11. ChicaBonita
    12. thriftylass (host for June :D)
    13. Calling14
    14. greent
    15. Fmess
    16. BeLikeMonica
    17. XSpender
    18. Mothershipa
    19. GSRcat
    20. Munchin
    21. dizzyblnd
    22. Onmyway2
    23. -Selene
    24. Eager_Elephant
    25. Jonesy88
    26. juliejim
    27. WelshKitty85
    28. Pollygarter
    29. Dontletmeletyougo
    NST January #24 NSD = 10
    Working hard to pay off my debt
    Time to take back control
  • clippy_girlclippy_girl Forumite
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    Me please :)

    Thanks for posting the challenge :)
    :j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j:j
  • mothernerdmothernerd Forumite
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    Sign me up, please. May may be a spendy month, but the house money is already on one side.
    My mission in life is not only to survive,but to thrive and to do so with some Passion, some Compassion, some Humour and some Style.
    NST Feb No 1 No Debt No mortgage
  • misstaramisstara Forumite
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    Thanks for the challenge ccl, count me in :)
    Debt at LBM Jan 2014 £10458.09 Now £0
    New flat debt Jan 2017 £2302.75 Now £0
    Debt Feb 2020: Credit card - £607.09. Now £0
    Car - £4992.88. Now £3231.04 (35.3% paid)
    Emergency fund - £814.17/£1000. Car fund - £422.11/£1000.
    Flat deposit - £306.03/£15,000 (2% saved).
  • 32b3in201332b3in2013 Forumite
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    Evening

    I'll join if I can please?

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    SPC10 #125 - £851.81
    SPC 11 #7 - £968.46
    SPC 12 #7 - £2682.90
    SPC 13 #7 - £4829.85
    SPC 14 #7 -
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Me! Me! Me! Please add me! May is looking manic so I need to keep focussed. Thank you.
    NST April diamond #9; NSD 2; Ex 7

    Mortgage £300 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • Dizzy_ImpDizzy_Imp Forumite
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    I'm in properly this month...I hope...

    *pulls head back into shell*
  • BobarellaBobarella Forumite
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    Sounds great Cat. Please sign me up. Thanks for running what looks like a fab challenge.
    " Your vibe attracts your tribe":D

    Debt neutral :) 27/03/17 from £40k:eek: in the hole 2012.
    Roadkill 17 £56.58 2016-£62.28 2015- £84.20)
    RYSAW17 £1900 2016 £2,535.16 2015 £1027.20
  • Hello all, I'm back after 2 months of hibernation. Need to regain my focus again. Please count me in.
    "There is Life AFTER DEBT."
    LBM 2009 Total Debt £49046.24 Debt Free as of 27/08/2015
    Trying to replenish 3-6 mos EF
  • SpekySquareheadSpekySquarehead Forumite
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    Sign me up, please.
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