NST September - A Simple September

NST: September 2019
A Simple September




I always find September a bit like the New Year. The kids are going back to school, routines are getting back to normal, the house needs a really good clean after the holidays and I need to get back on top of everything again. With indulgent times looming later in the year for those of us who celebrate it, September seemed a good month to really scale things back a bit.


So with that in mind the theme for September is simplicity. Enjoy simple pleasures, cut down on things coming in to your space, get rid of things (in the best way possible) that are cluttering your home, only buy what you really need (this is aimed at me in particular), think about every unnecessary penny you spend moving you further away from your long term goals. Shop local, shop sustainably.






The rules:
  • The challenge runs for the month of September.
  • Pay to your debt/mortgage/savings first and live off the remainder.
  • Plan your spends in advance - budget carefully.
  • Take your lunch to work everyday, keep away from vending machines/canteens.
  • Aim for 15 NSDs (keep one if you only buy reduced goods, or medication, or fuel).

Anyone care to join me?
Debt Free and now a saver, conscious consumer, low waste lifestyler


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  • dolly84
    dolly84 Posts: 5,852
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    edited 5 September 2019 at 6:11AM
    Reserved for contenders.


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  • Toni'sfriend
    Toni'sfriend Posts: 4,006
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    Me please, Dolly.
    Have adventures. laugh a lot and always be kind.
  • Karmacat
    Karmacat Posts: 39,459
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    That's very nice, I like that :) yes please, Dolly.
    2023: the year I get to buy a car
  • apple_muncher
    apple_muncher Posts: 14,622
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    Love it! Add me in please. I've seen adverts for 'second-hand september' and 'sweat-ember' too, but really like the simplicity idea. Thanks!
    NST March lion #8; NSD ; MFW9/3/23 Whoop Whoop!!!
  • f0xh0les
    f0xh0les Posts: 6,778
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    Me too please, dolly.
    4/10/22One Year Mortgage Free Yay!
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  • Me please!
    Stepchange dmp £6350
    Debt free date jul 2021

    Emergency fund needs refuelling!

    Aiming for a debt free stress free life with some money in the bank!
  • XSpender
    XSpender Posts: 3,811
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    Me please dolly.
    Save £10,500 - £2673.77 - 25.5%
    Pay off £7000 - £1743 - 19.4%
    Make £2021 extra income - £99.75
  • greent
    greent Posts: 10,663
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    me please, dolly :)
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/11 £89873 01/13 £52546 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    Net sales 2024: £20
  • Please count me in x
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  • sashanut
    sashanut Posts: 3,252
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    Count me in please Dolly:j
    New start JAN15 - NOT BUYING IT 2015 :eek:. Long haul DFW #145 : 2011 DEBTBUSTING : £5500 OD GONE, £2000 OD - GONE £93,610.30 cc & loan debt - GONE 27.6.14 FINALLY DEBT & MORTGAGE FREE :happyhear
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