Marvellous March's NSD Challenge!

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This challenge is about setting yourself a weekly/monthly target of how many No Spend Days you would like to achieve during March. To join, just post your personal target and you are on your way!

Tips for the challenge:
1. Decide on a clear goal weekly or monthly of how many No Spend days you'd like to try and achieve. If you've never done the challenge before, it's probably better to start with a goal of 10 or (at most) 15.
2. It is fine to exclude necessary expenses eg petrol, groceries, pet food, etc, when it comes to deciding what is and isn't an NSD. It is also completely fine to exclude automated or recurring payments such as bills, mortgage or direct debits.
3. It does help to post every time you notch up an NSD, or at least every two or three days ... it's easy to lose track! If you want to keep track of your NSDs in your MSE signature, that can be really motivating too image
4. It also helps to bookmark the thread, it's much easier to find image
5. NSDs are trickier than they seem and easily derailed. It makes the challenge much easier if you notch up as many as you can in the first half of the month.

March

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In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
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  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,542 Forumite
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    edited 1 March 2022 at 11:17AM
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    March targets
    beanielou 15
    bekah89 15 cathybird 15 dinglefoot 17 GeorgianaCavendish Honeysucklelou2 jammy dodger 15 Money Choices QueenJess 15 sazzles01234 18 scotmumof3 short bird 18 Sun Addict 12 sunshine 1234 sunshine raincloud 10 welshspendthrift WinterWarrior 15
    Newcomers welcome :)
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  • sazzles01234
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    Thanks @cathybird please pop me in for 18! 
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  • sunshine_raincloud
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    Hello! Is it possible for me to join please? I was thinking 10 for this month. In the past I hadn't been allowing myself to buy anything including small bits of food shopping as I tend to fritter money on snacks but not sure how strict everyone is. I guess you can make your own rules! 
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  • cathybird
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    edited 1 March 2022 at 10:54PM
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    March

    Off to a start = image
    5 days = image
    10 days = image
    15 days = image
    20 days = image Target reached = image Target beaten = image
    March targets
    beanielou 15 bekah89 1/15 image cathybird 1/15 image dinglefoot 17 GeorgianaCavendish Honeysucklelou2 jammy dodger 1/15 image Money Choices QueenJess 1/15 image sazzles01234 18 scotmumof3 short bird 18 Sun Addict 12 sunshine 1234 sunshine raincloud 10 welshspendthrift WinterWarrior 15
    Newcomers welcome :)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,542 Forumite
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    Hello! Is it possible for me to join please? I was thinking 10 for this month. In the past I hadn't been allowing myself to buy anything including small bits of food shopping as I tend to fritter money on snacks but not sure how strict everyone is. I guess you can make your own rules! 
    hi sunshine raincloud image and welcome image I've added you to the list, best of luck with the challenge! image
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • cathybird
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    Kicking off today with 1/10 for me :):)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • QueenJess
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    Declaring a NSD today.
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  • jammy_dodger
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    1/15   for  me  today  thanks  cathybird 
  • bekah89
    bekah89 Posts: 421 Forumite
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    First one today!
    March NSD 14/15

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    CC2:£2274.64/£2299.36 CC3: £1848/£1924.91 CC4:£25/£978.50 CC5: £1155/£1331.24 CC6: £3754.90/£4191.09 CC7: £550/£607.39
    CC1: paid off 14/02/23

    PAYDBXMAS23 #4 £1432.74/£4000
    Saving for Xmas 23 £30/£365
    4.94% £570.89/£107 
    make £2023 in 2023 #24 £71.24/£2023
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    No one on the first of the month!
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