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The "Save 12k in 2019" Thread

edited 1 March 2019 at 8:04PM in Savings & Investments
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  • My January total is £953.17 (form submitted).

    I don't think I'll be able to save quite so much over the next couple of months but after that I should be able to build up more.
  • SmegasaurusSmegasaurus Forumite
    18 posts
    10 Posts First Anniversary
    So pleased with everyone's savings in Jan!
    12K in 2019 Challenge #105 = £5608.01/£10,000 = 56%
  • Only saved £45.91 this month :o January was a big spend month and to be honest a bit of a break from the intense amount of saving I did in the second half of 2018!

    Onwards and upwards - I'm planning for a much better figure to report at the end of February
    Save 12K 2019 #37 - £3,512.97 / £6,000 (July)
    [STRIKE]Save 12K 2018 #113 £7,755.49 / £7,500 [/STRIKE] [STRIKE]Save £12k 2017 #186 £8,507.30 / £10,000[/STRIKE]
  • geoffers4geoffers4 Forumite
    199 posts
    Seventh Anniversary 100 Posts Name Dropper Mortgage-free Glee!
    Some stonking savings being reported this month - well done everyone!

    After last month's shock to the finances, we've had a much more straight-forward January with the usual post-xmas bills to pay off. There was also a works night out, which could have been costly but in the end cost a measly £5.80 as it was Happy Hour plus half-price meals for January! So reporting £1878.65 for January - just about on-track after month1.
    No. 2 in Save 12k in 2017-2018-2019-2020
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  • Well, despite a completely unnecessary and OTT purchase (new MacBook for £4k! :eek: ) I have managed to save £1189.43 this month. Doing pretty good so far.

    I had to sell a lot of stuff to offset the purchase, so I won't be making £5k again in a month any time soon.
    Save £12k in 2019 #60 - £1189.43 / £12,000 (9.91%)
  • Another year, another savings thread! Great to see loads of people starting, hopefully we keep you all to the end!

    My january savings is totalled at £1544.13

    Lets keep this going!
    Save £12k in 2020 = £4,074.62/£15,000 (27.2%) #89
    Save £12k in 2019 = £13,580.52/£15,000 (90.5%) #92
    Save £12k in 2018 = £17,189.12/£15,000 (115%) #36
  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
    4.4K posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    Some very impressive opening month figures! Well done everyone!

    Save £12k in 2020 - #20 £2161.30/£5k 28.72% after Apr
    OS Grocery Challenge 2020 target £863.93/£3k 28.8% so far at end of April
    Mortgage Free Wannabes 2020 #37 £7,678.12/£15,000 51.9%
    MFIT T5 No 2 £50,483/£59,998 or 84.14% paid after Q5
    My Debt Free Diary is [URL=" t=5593594"]here[/URL]
  • edited 1 February 2019 at 10:21PM
    TiglathTiglath Forumite
    3.8K posts
    Seventh Anniversary Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    edited 1 February 2019 at 10:21PM
    Declaring January's figure as £3701.08. Could've done better on home food prep; started off well with homemade quiche and ended up with EAT and Pret because of lack of time - oh well.
    "Save £12k in 2019" #120 - £100,699.57/£100,000
  • letThemPlayletThemPlay Forumite
    92 posts
    Fifth Anniversary Combo Breaker
    February is already off to a good start, retrieved a £50 rebate this morning that has gone straight into savings.

    Keep up the good work everyone.
    # 047 'Save 12K in 2019' - £6,346.86 / £12,000 55.89%
    # 074 'Save 12K in 2015' - £4,379.25 / £4,000 109.48%
  • webjavedwebjaved Forumite
    436 posts
    100 Posts Name Dropper First Anniversary
    Well done to everyone that has saved, it does not matter that you've not reached the intended target, the good news is that you are saving something, whether that's £10 or £500 - you are saving. Be positive and have a mindset that you need to save as much as you can, even if it's a £1 here and there it will total up, it's going to be a long 12 months, well make that 11 now, so there will be some highs and lows. Let's encourage each other to save.

    Well done everyone. Keep up the savings!
    Save £12k in 2019 #154 - £14,826.60/£12k
    Save £15k in 2020 #128 - £1250/£15k
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