Marvellous March's NSD Challenge!

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
4. It also helps to bookmark the thread, it's much easier to find
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

Off to a start =
5 days =
10 days =
15 days =
20 days = Target reached = Target beaten =
In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
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  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,245 Forumite
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    edited 1 March 2023 at 11:56PM
    March targets
    annetheman
    beanielou 15 bekah89 15 cathybird 15 cherry 22 18 craftingmad 15 Crazycatlady2 20 funfairprincess GeorgianaCavendish 20 gm2917 herebeme jammy dodger 20 KajiKita 15 Karb leftatthetrafficlights 20 LittleMissDetermined 17 LLM2018 Makingabobor2 15 Money Choices MrsCautious 20 newroadahead QueenJess 18 Rupacomp 18 Saver-upper 15 short bird 18 SueP19 the-mrs
    Newcomers welcome :)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • Thanks for setting up the new thread @cathybird :)
    Life gets in the way...PADding is addictive...Saving's better than spending...
    2024 1p challenge #11 | Cash envelope challenge #01 | SPC #017
    Sealed pot 2024 £2363.03 | EF £1000/£1000 | Sabbatical £900/£3000 | Holiday spends £430 | General Saver £2562.77
  • im going  for  all  the  emojis  this  month  thanks  for  the  new  thread  cathybird but  wont  be  the  best  of  starts  as have a very long  awaited  haircut after  hacking  at  it  myself  for  the  past  18months  at  least  I'll  be  tidy  for  spring  :)
  • Thanks for the new thread. I'm in again.   Going to try for 15 this month, even though we have 4 days away at the end of the month. I'm hoping I can do it with it being a 31 day month. 
    Making the debt go down and savings go up

    LBM 2015 - debt £57K / Now £33,676

    Mortgage 04/24  £17,400 Officially ends June '26 but plan to be MF sooner
    Total OPs 2022 - £240   2023 - £1766
    OPs so far in 2024 £581.00


    Challenges

    EF #68  £335/£1000
    1p a Day '24 #12  £76/£667.  SPC '24 #41 £12.93
    Christmas '24 £12. 
     
    Make £5 a day - Apr £36.30/£150            
    NSDs April 4/15

    My debt free diary...https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6396218/we-will-get-this-debt-down-the-savings-up


  • QueenJess
    QueenJess Posts: 3,672 Forumite
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    Declaring a NSD today. Lots to pack into the day and no time for spending.
    2024 decluttering: 6,833 ⭐️🥉⭐️🏅🏅🥈⭐️🏅🥇🏅⭐️🏅
    April mini kitchen declutter challenge: 8/50
    2024 decluttering goals: 🥉3,000 🥈4,000 🥇5,000 💎12,000 🏆 20,000
  • Morning! I'm declaring an early one too. Nowhere I need to be and nothing I need to buy
    LMD x
    Life gets in the way...PADding is addictive...Saving's better than spending...
    2024 1p challenge #11 | Cash envelope challenge #01 | SPC #017
    Sealed pot 2024 £2363.03 | EF £1000/£1000 | Sabbatical £900/£3000 | Holiday spends £430 | General Saver £2562.77
  • Kicking off March with NSD #1  - thanks for the shiny new thread @cathybird :) 
  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,245 Forumite
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    edited 1 March 2023 at 12:35PM
    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
    annetheman beanielou 15 bekah89 15 cathybird 1/15 image cherry 22 18 Crazycatlady2 20 funfairprincess GeorgianaCavendish 1/20 image gm2917 herebeme jammy dodger 20 KajiKita 15 Karb leftatthetrafficlights 20 LittleMissDetermined 17 image LLM2018 Makingabobor2 15 Money Choices MrsCautious 20 newroadahead QueenJess 1/18 image Rupacomp Saver-upper 15 short bird 18 SueP19 the-mrs
    Newcomers welcome :)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,245 Forumite
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    Morning all! Yay for March :) I'm kicking off the month with an NSD too :)
    In April I am taking a break from buying: Books
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