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Fabulous February's No-Spend Day Challenge!



  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,937 Forumite
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    edited 24 February at 12:42AM
    Well done MrsCautious, Geriatricmum, LittleMissDetermined, AuntieL and laura lau
  • short_bird
    short_bird Posts: 3,742 Forumite
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    A late call for day 16 on Friday.
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
  • beanielou
    beanielou Posts: 91,328 Ambassador
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    Very early call for today. 
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  • Crazycatlady2
    Crazycatlady2 Posts: 957 Forumite
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    Friday was takeaway and I bought pictures, a new rechargeable toothbrush and son some trainers...it was payday so that's ok I guess 🤣 

    Should be no spends on sat or Sunday though 🤞
  • Nervous1234
    Nervous1234 Posts: 77 Forumite
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    Friday was a spend day for me but it was worth it for date night with the husband ❤️ really pleased with how many NSDs I’ve had this month and couldn’t have done it without this thread so thank you @cathybird. Should still hit my target of 20 days and with the extra day this month will probably exceed my target 🎯 good luck everyone 😊
    Aim to pay off £13,000 by December 2024
    £1,208.22/£23,059 #26 
    Pay All Your Debt Off By Christmas 2024
    2024 £1 a day savings challenge - £98.43 2024 52 week challenge - £120.37
    22/20 February No Spend Days 20 Target 20/23 March No Spend Days 23 Target 7/22 April No Spend Days 22 Target (excludes direct debits, standing orders, debt and savings payments)

  • LittleMissDetermined
    It’s an early call for me, NSD today
    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 £3975 | EF £1000/£1000 | Sabbatical £1390/£3000 | Holiday spends £1520 | General Saver £750
  • MrsCautious
    MrsCautious Posts: 1,621 Forumite
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    I’m with the early callers x day 17 today 👍
  • cathybird
    cathybird Posts: 13,937 Forumite
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    edited 24 February at 10:26PM

    Off to a start = image
    5 days = image
    10 days = image

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

    February targets

    AuntieL 15/18   image  image  image  image

    Balancinglife 10/18   image  image  image

    beanielou 17/19   image  image  image  image

    bloomfelt 13/18   image  image  image 

    blubella 3/12   image 

    BudgetingBelinda 3/15   image 

    Caeraugirl 16/20   image  image  image  image

    cathybird 17/15   image  image  image  image  image  image 

    Captspar 4/15   image 

    Couldsavemore 12/15   image  image  image 

    Crazycatlady2 17/18   image  image  image  image

    Flying By 10/14   image  image  image 

    GeorgianaCavendish 8/16   image  image 

    Geriatricmum 9/10   image  image 

    Honeysucklelou2 10

    HotDog2020 8/14  image  image 

    ilovetea 18/20  image  image  image  image

    JustALass 7/12  image  image 

    KajiKita 14/18  image  image  image 

    keggie 15/15  image  image  image  image  image 

    laura lau 16/18  image  image  image  image

    leftatthetrafficlights 24

    lianne1984 10

    LittleMissDetermined 15/15  image  image  image  image  image 

    Makingabobor2 9/15  image  image 

    Money Choices 6/10  image  image 

    Mrs Cautious 17/20   image  image  image  image

    MrsSave 5/10   image  image 

    Nervous1234 17/20  image  image  image  image

    OnlyJealousOfBirds 6/15  image  image 

    PurplePhoenix62 10


    Rupacomp 11/12  image  image  image


    SecondStar 21/26  image  image  image  image  image

    short bird 16/18  image  image  image  image

    Thevalueofless 7/20  image  image 

    Worlds Worst Superhero 16/TF  image  image  image  image

    :):) Newcomers welcome! :):)

  • HotDog2020
    HotDog2020 Posts: 816 Forumite
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    I am calling it, I am naked right now (just had a shower, drying off) and no plans to go out and spend, gonna get in my jammies and have a little R&R after big clear out at mums earning £180 and saving £200 straight into premium bonds. 8/24 aim 14/29.
    July's Missions:-

    Mission 1 - NS days aim 15/31 actual 8/31 Current Month July (June 10/15 Target not reached, lets try July🏋️♀️).

    Mission 2 - Take out every two months only: Next take out 20.08.24 or anytime after this date X1. (Sticking to this so far in July)

    Mission 3 - No garage snacks period, reducing to none at all. (1 in July)

    Mission 4 - Increase EF by the end of the month. Success in June how about July?
  • SecondStar
    SecondStar Posts: 425 Forumite
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    We’ve had a couple of unplanned vet visits with my dog which has blown the budget, but they’re not counting as spend days.

    I’m up to 21 NSDs for Feb. 
    ‘When you only have two pennies left in the world, spend one on bread and the other on flowers. The bread will sustain life, the flowers will give you a reason to live.’

    Frugal living in 2024.

    3-month Emergency Fund: £2,791.56 / £4,347.
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