Magnificent May'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 May. 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.

May

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20 days = image
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2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
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  • edited 1 May at 10:47AM
    cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    edited 1 May at 10:47AM
    May targets
    beanielou 15
    bekah89 15
    cathybird 15
    Cheesephetamine 15
    Crazycatlady2 12
    dinglefoot
    GeorgianaCavendish 16
    Honeysucklelou2
    jammy dodger 18
    LittleMissDetermined 13
    Money Choices
    Ms Green
    QueenJess 12
    sazzles01234 15
    short bird 15
    Sun Addict 10
    WinterWarrior 15
    xanderaw

    Newcomers welcome :)


    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
  • edited 30 April at 3:28PM
    Crazycatlady2Crazycatlady2 Forumite
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    edited 30 April at 3:28PM
    Ok so I’m a newbie looking to join if that’s ok. We are having a massive shift in our household in may as hubby is going from self employed to employed so for first time in several years I’ll have a fixed income date rather than just the 4 weekly benefits payments coming in. 

    So I’ll not include DD or my weekly Tesco delivery as spends for this and I also don’t think I’ll include spending on kids behalf when they are transferring me the money.

    looking for tips that help others as with 5 of us someone always wants/needs something and don’t always think ahead but I’m hoping I can manage at least 12 
  • cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    hi Crazycatlady2 image and welcome image I've added you to the list, best of luck with the challenge! image

    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
  • GeorgianaCavendishGeorgianaCavendish Forumite
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    Loving the emojis! 
  • CheesephetamineCheesephetamine Forumite
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    Oh! I’m joining this as my first ever challenge! My goal is 15. I exclude regular bills (energy, council tax, etc), pet food and our groceries. 
    I really shouldn’t be spending anything at all so hopefully a challenge will help!

    TOTAL DEBT JUNE 2019: £38,233.87 .
    TOTAL DEBT JUNE 2022: £19531.14

    Snowballing my debts myself after a 3 years long DMP
    Aiming debt free by mid 2024
  • cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    hi Cheesephetamine image and welcome to you too image Best of luck with the challenge! I hope it's helpful image

    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
  • short_birdshort_bird Forumite
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    15 again, thanks!
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
  • CheesephetamineCheesephetamine Forumite
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    So it’s officially May! I’m excited for this challenge I hope the accountability will help me not spend on things that I don’t need! Do we do daily updates? With what we spent or not? Happy beautiful May everyone. It’s my bday month. Taurus ♉️ ❤️
    TOTAL DEBT JUNE 2019: £38,233.87 .
    TOTAL DEBT JUNE 2022: £19531.14

    Snowballing my debts myself after a 3 years long DMP
    Aiming debt free by mid 2024
  • cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    Loving the emojis! 
    Thank you Georgiana :) xx

    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
  • cathybirdcathybird Forumite
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    May

    Off to a start = image
    5 days = image

    10 days = image

    15 days = image

    20 days = image
    Target reached = image
    Target beaten = image

    May targets
    beanielou 15
    bekah89 15
    cathybird 1/15 image
    Cheesephetamine 15
    Crazycatlady2 12
    dinglefoot
    GeorgianaCavendish 16
    Honeysucklelou2
    jammy dodger 18
    LittleMissDetermined 13
    Money Choices
    Ms Green
    QueenJess 12
    sazzles01234 15
    short bird 15
    Sun Addict 10
    WinterWarrior 15
    xanderaw

    Newcomers welcome :)


    2021 D: 93 2020 D: 96 2022 D: 15
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