The Totally Awesome August NSD Challenge!

edited 8 August 2014 at 7:54AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • fedupandskintfedupandskint Forumite
    10.4K Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Coming in with NSD 24 to complete August with
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £8333
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
  • kerri_gtkerri_gt Forumite
    10.5K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Xmas Saver!
    Just wanted to say well done to everyone with your Aug totals, whether targets were met or not, every NSD is an achievement as is changing the way we think about spending which is what this challenge is all about.

    Thanks for all the hard work counting our totals and awarding our prizes marmite and thanks to Igor for keeping us fed and watered ;)
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16

  • 11/12 for me for August fab for a first go will def better it next month x
    Aug NSD 11/12.Sept 2/15£71.53/£150Sept £5 a day.
  • lindorlindor Forumite
    95 Posts
    NSD #11 to finish off August :)
  • mobo1980mobo1980 Forumite
    368 Posts
    Sixth Anniversary Combo Breaker
    Good morning :)

    so I managed 12/16for august :( nevermind but have realised something I actually spend sometimes just so I have change for busfares/bincleaner/etc don't know how to get round this

    well done everyone :)

    Mobo xx
    TOTAL DEBT £20,571.58 :eek:
    Then there's the mortgage :o
  • t2rryt2rry Forumite
    941 Posts
    Eighth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Happy September peeps!

    So, where did I get to before the weekend....17. Friday was certainly NSD #18

    Saturday was NSD #19 according to my new rules (underspent according to budget yay!)

    Sunday was another so...ta dah!!! NSD #20, by a nose! Again!

    I'm sure that's at least my 5-in-a-row target achieved...I think it might actually be 7-in-a-row but I don't have the energy this monday morning to go back & check!
    2020: Paid off £13,877.08
    2021: Paid off £19,683.09
    ***DEBT FREE 28/05/2021***
    Emergency Fund £10,000 Complete

    Next Step... Additional Savings/Sinking Fund £6,800/£10,000
  • AphidgirlAphidgirl Forumite
    431 Posts
    Sixth Anniversary Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    Just to confirm my total for august was

    10/10 NSD's :j

    Well done everyone else!
    Starting 2016 debt-free :D
    Emergency Fund: £350/£1000
  • I wasn't at all good at checking in with progress but I did achieve 17/15 NSDs for the month including 3 lots of 3 in a row

    Well done to everyone and thanks for all the hard work in keeping this site updated and members motivated
  • NargleblastNargleblast Forumite
    10.7K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Debt-free and Proud!
    Well, have done a quick county up thing, and I think we have collected somewhere between 50 and 60 NSDs since marmite last updated on the 27th. There were 284 festering away in the Cauldron of Doom then, so I reckon we will finish the month on something like 350 NSDs? Can't be any more precise because there are still some people due to post in and anyway, my brain is half fried after doing three extremely busy night shifts in a row.

    IGOR, I hope you have stocked up the freezer with all the ice creams marmite is going to have to give out! What have you got? Hmm, plain vanilla, pistachio and gherkin, Rocky road surprise (so that's why the A1M was closed off yesterday), lark' s vomit ripple, carrot and herring Neapolitan....only 2 vanilla, Igor? Oh, you thought people would prefer the other flavours so you got more of them?

    Ok, guys, fight you for the vanilla ice cream....
    One life - your life - live it!
  • Using my rules for August, finished with another NSD on the 31st to end with 8/10. Not great, but looking forward to a better month in September. :)
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