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The "Save £12k in 2023" Thread!

edited 18 February at 3:58PM in Savings & investments
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  • gd55gd55 Forumite
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    #20 declaring £785.72 for March. Form updated.

    Savings a bit under the average I need for my target again. But I know why - there is some money being saved for a holiday instead, I'm just not counting it towards this saving challenge.

    So still a good month and I did reach a significant goal - I hit the maximum £4k LISA contribution for 22/23. 😁 Now on to maxing it for 23/24 ready to buy a house next spring.

    I have also had a bit of a realisation on just how much I spend on coffees, so have separated out a small budget for that each month to help control it

    My debt-free diary: Go your own way

    Save £12k in 2023 #20 £3,323.50/£12,000
  • SandyraSandyra Forumite
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    #31 here, £1000 for March. Maybe this will take a dip as I start paying wedding bills. Thank you slowlyfading for managing. 

    MFW 2023 #32 £5,238.84/£4,000

    MFW 2022 #32 £8,246.43/£8,000

    MFW 2021 #32 £8,982.73/£8,000

    MFW 2020 #32 £12,000/£6,000

    Save £12k in 2023 #31 £3,500/£6,000

    Save £12k in 2022 #32 £7,180.24/£7,000

    Save £12k in 2021 #32 £9,500/£8,000

    Save £12k in 2020 #147 £9,370/£8,000

  • BigSpender2_2BigSpender2_2 Forumite
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    Reporting in @slowlyfading

    Number 28 reporting £710 added in Mar - lower than planned due to dentist and breakdown cover! Must budget for it next year

    Save £12k in 2023 Challenge £12,000/£1,620
    The 365 day 1p Challenge 2023 Saver number 52 £667.95/£72.60
    CC debt 1/1/23 8385.21 

  • Pinkdaisy88Pinkdaisy88 Forumite
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    Number 53 declaring £250.00 for March. Not as much as usual but lots of extra outgoings this month so glad I’ve saved something 
  • Breezer1970Breezer1970 Forumite
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      # 19 Reporting £750 for saved in March.It should have been more but an unexpected eye test and new glasses set me back a bit  :#
    #19 Save £15,000 in 2023 so far £1400 / £15,000
  • Merlin's_BeardMerlin's_Beard Forumite
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    £652 saved in March, which is not great even taking into account the deposit I paid for some garden work. Some of the spending is stuff I want to do over the summer, so worth it, and some of it was me throwing in the towel.

    Next month is another month!
    Start mortgage date: August 2022; Start mortgage amount: £240,999; Original mortgage free date: August 2056
    Current mortgage amount: £237,527.35; OP offset fund: £1750
  • sonas_babysonas_baby Forumite
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    #6 reporting £198.88 for March, not a lot but OH is currently between work contracts so anything saved is good. Roll on the 10th and the new contract beginning.
    It is the job that is never started that takes the longest to finish. Tolkien.
    Save 12k in 2022 No 15 365 1p challenge 2023 No 3 Virtual Sealed Pot challenge 2023 No 5
  • James240James240 Forumite
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    #49 checking in! saved £1,350 this month taking my total to £3,158.46 for the year! 
    Savings Total 2023: £4,276.81
  • brucefan_2brucefan_2 Forumite
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    #22 reporting £932.93 for March. 

    A much better month for me and a grand total so far of 1779.05, putting me a little bit ahead of target of £6000 for the year (but with car insurance to come very soon)

    £6000 in 2023
  • HellesbellesHellesbelles Forumite
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    #25 reporting £500 for March.

    Salary was down this month due to industrial action and next month's will have a larger deduction.

    Well done on 14% @tommyendinburgh - can only dream of that pay award!
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