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    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 10th Feb 19, 8:04 PM
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    slowlyfading
    Sorry to pester,but I don't have a number yet, so can't enter my January total. Cheers!
    Originally posted by bioboybill
    You're added now
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr Seuss
    Personal Finance Blogger / April NSD - 4 / In pursuit of FIRE
    • tighteningthebelt
    • By tighteningthebelt 10th Feb 19, 9:01 PM
    • 138 Posts
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    tighteningthebelt
    I am feeling very proud now my savings are on the spreadsheet... Its a good feeling! Thanks for sorting us all out SF.
    "Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more" Louis L'Amour
    GC (annual budget) £1279.75 left of £1800
    12k in 2019 challenge #152... £1720 of £8000 is 21%
    • bioboybill
    • By bioboybill 10th Feb 19, 9:06 PM
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    bioboybill
    You're added now
    Originally posted by slowlyfading
    Thanks.😀
    Number 157 reporting £1100 saved in January. Much better than expected straight after Christmas. Update form completed.
    • fiestaman87
    • By fiestaman87 11th Feb 19, 10:26 AM
    • 59 Posts
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    fiestaman87
    Number 148 reporting in.....

    £250 into my HSBC today plus £1.01 interest on TSB account just opened.

    -------------
    £251.01 added to form for February.
    Total Savings: HSBC £2,750.00, Marcus £516.80, TSB £1,500.00, Virgin Money £2,000.19 - Total £6,766.99
    Save 12k in 2019 Challenge - £2,759.22
    Total Debt: Barclaycard (0% APR) £2,550.00, Santander CC (0% APR) £3,821.00, Santander Loan (3% - for car) £3,789.32, Mortgage £49,979.41 (1.5% APR) - Total £60,139.73
    • Cherry Burton
    • By Cherry Burton 11th Feb 19, 7:27 PM
    • 106 Posts
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    Cherry Burton
    Hi,

    No 57 here. I'm very pleased to say I have managed £1900 this month. January was a good month for overtime for me. Fingers crossed it remains so.

    CB
    Debt 08/14 - £8200
    Mortgage 1/1/14 approx £50,000, 1/8/16 £31,269 1/9/16 27500 3/10/16 £25842 1/11/16 £23987 1/12/16 £22050 1/4/17 £16312 3/7/17 £9989 1/8/17 £7,666 1/9/17 £5959 2/10/17 £4772 1/11/17 £2965 1/12/17 £1329 Mortgage Free
    • lightbulb0811
    • By lightbulb0811 12th Feb 19, 12:02 PM
    • 88 Posts
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    lightbulb0811
    Just transferred £375.50 - new total £440.39
    Save £12k in 2019 #111 £440.39/£4000
    Sealed pot challenge #5 £153.59/250
    Weight Loss 28/60 lb challenge
    • clarissa62
    • By clarissa62 13th Feb 19, 5:29 PM
    • 219 Posts
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    clarissa62
    Chuffed to report #39 savings of £243.48 made up from various small wins & my stocks and shares ISA improving performance. Same as many it's been slaughtered last quarter of 2018!
    #39 save 12k in 2019 £1077.45 saved so far, target is £5000

    Queen bee saving to buy my own future hive 🐝
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 14th Feb 19, 6:24 AM
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    cathybird
    Morning all, no. 15 here, first up, sorry for this very late update, I have been overseas and it was just a bit tricky without my normal laptop and/or access to spreadsheets to sort out how Jan went, so I left it till I got back, which was yesterday. Secondly, I'm afraid I've kicked off the year with a negative, -£3,222.07, ouch Between the trip (which was undertaken to sort out some family stuff) and a tax bill and some expensive house/garden repairs, it's got the year off to a rocky start, but that's life, and I will just have to try to climb uphill from here! I'll still be underwater at the end of Feb probably. Sorry to drag the table down! I'm nothing if not an optimist and will do my best to reach my target regardless. I seem to remember Jan last year was also a bummer for similar reasons, think it's just a costly month for me generally. Anyway, onwards and upwards.
    15 in Save 12K: -£1,011.85/£12K. MNSDs: 8/12 YNSDs: 37/TF Tilly: £403.56
    Apr AFDs: 21/21 2019 AFDs: 94/260 2018: 303/260
    Mortgage 1/1/19: £31,950.00 £27,750.00 Paid off: £4,200
    • tommyedinburgh
    • By tommyedinburgh 14th Feb 19, 8:21 PM
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    tommyedinburgh
    Can I join, £12,000 please?
    • MrsR1234
    • By MrsR1234 15th Feb 19, 6:04 AM
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    MrsR1234
    When I attempt to view the updated spreadsheet the months have 16 next to them Jan 16, Feb 16 & there are no amounts at all? Anyone else have this??
    Total savings 2018- £7450 (includes Lisa bonus)
    2019:
    Regular Saver: £0.00
    LISA: £0.00
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 15th Feb 19, 6:34 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Morning Mrs R, I’ve checked for you this morning by clicking on the “Click here to see the total amounts so far” link in the first post and I get Jan 19 with numbers in that column. Seems to be working ok for me. Hopefully a clever person will be along soon to help!
    Save 12K in 2019 #12 - £2935/£12,000
    Cutting Down Alcohol: 33/150 (A9|M10|F6|J 8|2018:86|2017:106|2016:83)
    • iquit
    • By iquit 15th Feb 19, 7:54 AM
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    iquit
    Morning all, no. 15 here, first up, sorry for this very late update, I have been overseas and it was just a bit tricky without my normal laptop and/or access to spreadsheets to sort out how Jan went, so I left it till I got back, which was yesterday. Secondly, I'm afraid I've kicked off the year with a negative, -£3,222.07, ouch Between the trip (which was undertaken to sort out some family stuff) and a tax bill and some expensive house/garden repairs, it's got the year off to a rocky start, but that's life, and I will just have to try to climb uphill from here! I'll still be underwater at the end of Feb probably. Sorry to drag the table down! I'm nothing if not an optimist and will do my best to reach my target regardless. I seem to remember Jan last year was also a bummer for similar reasons, think it's just a costly month for me generally. Anyway, onwards and upwards.
    Originally posted by cathybird
    Life is what happens when we are busy making plans - something my mother used to say. Hopefully everything is sorted with your family. Hang in there, you can turn this around, cheering you on from my little corner here
    Last edited by iquit; 15-02-2019 at 8:00 AM.
    2019 MFW No. 74 £13700/£30000 (45.66%)
    12k in 2018 No. 98 £6274.19/£18000 (34.85%)

    BTL (start) £97440.00 (current) £68000.00
    Residential (start) £275000.00 (current) £268000.00
    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 15th Feb 19, 6:47 PM
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    slowlyfading
    When I attempt to view the updated spreadsheet the months have 16 next to them Jan 16, Feb 16 & there are no amounts at all? Anyone else have this??
    Originally posted by MrsR1234
    It's working fine for me this end - have another look?
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr Seuss
    Personal Finance Blogger / April NSD - 4 / In pursuit of FIRE
    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 15th Feb 19, 6:49 PM
    • 13,020 Posts
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    slowlyfading
    Morning all, no. 15 here, first up, sorry for this very late update, I have been overseas and it was just a bit tricky without my normal laptop and/or access to spreadsheets to sort out how Jan went, so I left it till I got back, which was yesterday. Secondly, I'm afraid I've kicked off the year with a negative, -£3,222.07, ouch Between the trip (which was undertaken to sort out some family stuff) and a tax bill and some expensive house/garden repairs, it's got the year off to a rocky start, but that's life, and I will just have to try to climb uphill from here! I'll still be underwater at the end of Feb probably. Sorry to drag the table down! I'm nothing if not an optimist and will do my best to reach my target regardless. I seem to remember Jan last year was also a bummer for similar reasons, think it's just a costly month for me generally. Anyway, onwards and upwards.
    Originally posted by cathybird
    Sometimes life gets in the way and things happen! You can get it back, it's only month one
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr Seuss
    Personal Finance Blogger / April NSD - 4 / In pursuit of FIRE
    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 15th Feb 19, 6:50 PM
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    slowlyfading
    Spreadsheet updated
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr Seuss
    Personal Finance Blogger / April NSD - 4 / In pursuit of FIRE
    • clarissa62
    • By clarissa62 17th Feb 19, 8:19 AM
    • 219 Posts
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    clarissa62
    Chuffed to report #39 savings of £243.48 made up from various small wins & my stocks and shares ISA improving performance. Same as many it's been slaughtered last quarter of 2018!
    Originally posted by clarissa62
    Hi SF - sorry but this update for Feb was missed. Are you ok to add to the spreadsheet. Small gain but chuffed as I'd predicted a very small savings gain this month.😀
    #39 save 12k in 2019 £1077.45 saved so far, target is £5000

    Queen bee saving to buy my own future hive 🐝
    • gwyneth_valiant
    • By gwyneth_valiant 17th Feb 19, 10:37 AM
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    gwyneth_valiant
    A few frugal fails this month!

    I bought a bunch of flights to go home (and normally they are in the £100 area - but were around £300 each). Expensive, but it will be worth it to see my parents.

    Also, got myself a Nintendo Switch! I've been wanting one for about 6m, and kept going back to adding it to my basket & then letting it sit for a week or two...to see if I wanted it really. I figure doing that for 6m constantly...I needed to take the plunge. My Feb numbers will probably be down (need new glasses too!). But hey, that's life!
    #115 - Save £12k in 2019 challenge: £6350/29419.55- 21%
    Save 100k by March 31st 2021: £31932.85/100k - 31%
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 17th Feb 19, 2:00 PM
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    cathybird
    Sometimes life gets in the way and things happen! You can get it back, it's only month one
    Originally posted by slowlyfading

    Aw thanks slowlyfading - think that's the nicest thing anyone's said to me for ages! That's really kind and I hope so. I will certainly do my best. I think because the challenge has been running for so many years it would be odd if the people who take part year in year out didn't experience any blips. In fact I seem to remember the first year I saved a proper amount I partly did it by false economies, ie putting off servicing my car, which in retrospect was a bit daft, and not sustainable. Sometimes you just have to fork out a bit of money to fix things and then you go on from there. The main thing I'm sure is to keep trying
    15 in Save 12K: -£1,011.85/£12K. MNSDs: 8/12 YNSDs: 37/TF Tilly: £403.56
    Apr AFDs: 21/21 2019 AFDs: 94/260 2018: 303/260
    Mortgage 1/1/19: £31,950.00 £27,750.00 Paid off: £4,200
    • Wentthedaywell?
    • By Wentthedaywell? 17th Feb 19, 4:17 PM
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    Wentthedaywell?
    Sometimes you just have to fork out a bit of money to fix things and then you go on from there. The main thing I'm sure is to keep trying
    Originally posted by cathybird
    And that's why it's so good we're all saving and have a buffer for when things do go belly-up and we have to spend money to fix them. All your previous hard work/saving, Cathybird was not it vain, it's put you in a great position for sorting out current financial demands. And it's still only February, loads of time yet
    Save £15k in 2019 # 4 April £9,000 (60%)
    • laurababs
    • By laurababs 18th Feb 19, 10:45 AM
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    laurababs
    Will report my total at the end of the month but I fear it's only going to be around £500 Up on last month but I do need to step up my game!
    Save 12k in 2019 #20 - £1408.00/£10,000
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