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    • slowlyfading
    • By slowlyfading 5th Dec 17, 9:10 PM
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    slowlyfading
    The "Save 12k in 2018" Thread!
    • #1
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:10 PM
    The "Save 12k in 2018" Thread! 5th Dec 17 at 9:10 PM
    So, the title is pretty self explanatory, but this is the place to be in 2018 it's that time of year, again!

    In 2018, the aim is to save £12k (or, any other amount if you like) from 1st January 2018 til 31st December 2018. I know it's early, but it gives you the time to plan for how you are going to do it.


    2012 thread:http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3547675
    2013 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4315923
    2014 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4844519
    2015 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5122817
    2016 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5369493
    2017 thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5568097


    RULES:

    - This challenge starts on 1st January 2018 00:00 and finishes on 31st December 2018 23:59.
    - Everything saved MUST be done between these two dates.
    - Any interest gained during this challenge on your savings can be counted!


    Feel free to sign up but, please only sign up if you intend to go the distance - the thread tends to start off great and then people disappear

    Challenger List:
    001. slowlyfading - £10,000
    002. geoffers4 - £24,000
    003. Clare43 - £12,000
    004. george4064 - £12,000
    005. Dolly Rocker - £12,000
    006. ryath - £6,000
    007. Puddylove - £12,000
    008. bobobski - £14,000
    009. ToiletLicker - £20,000
    010. Westie983 - £12,000
    011. Lomcevak - £30,000
    012. Wanna Bee Free - £12,000
    013. tara747 - £12,000
    014. BBH123 - £10,000
    015. cathybird - £12,000
    016. fiisch - £6,000
    017. pearl123 - £1,600
    018. thewildrabbit - £12,000
    019. StarShapedPeg - £8,000
    020. CrabbitDutchie - £18,000
    021. itslulu - £12,000
    022. jessy-eve - £3,000
    023. try harder - £12,000
    024. Lolly88 - £12,000
    025. laurenturner - £7,000
    026. List Maker - £12,000
    027. letiss7 - £12,000
    028. fllsion - £12,000
    029. kindanice - £12,000
    030. _Amaryllis_ - £20,000
    031. darkidoe - £15,000
    032. vintagebrighton - £6,000


    CLICK HERE for the easy update form:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO6GEcckTv1UKWIRgeRHXGddzp5OLED1jugdxOLZSq PMay0g/viewform
    CLICK HERE to see the total amounts so far:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HQ1v_cB_jreLxknL0KT-OyIM_PpmoUyI1Ucu_q565Dc/edit?usp=sharing
    Last edited by Westie983; 31-01-2018 at 9:15 PM.
    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
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    • Clare43
    • By Clare43 5th Dec 17, 9:22 PM
    • 78 Posts
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    Clare43
    • #2
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:22 PM
    • #2
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:22 PM
    Hello. Please put me down for 12k. Thanks
    I'll update my 2017 one for December asap but may not be til begining of January as I'm working all over new year and probably won't get chance to sort - hope this is ok.
    • george4064
    • By george4064 5th Dec 17, 9:24 PM
    • 975 Posts
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    george4064
    • #3
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:24 PM
    • #3
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:24 PM
    Sign me up please!

    £12k again.

    Thanks again for all your hardwork in organizing/running this SF!
    "If you aren’t willing to own a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes” Warren Buffett

    Save £12k in 2016 - #045 £10,358.81/£12,000 (86%)
    Save £12k in 2017 - #003 £12,427.51/£12,000 (104%)
    Save £12k in 2018 - #004 £3,484.43/£12,000 (29%)
    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 5th Dec 17, 9:32 PM
    • 3,815 Posts
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    Dolly Rocker
    • #4
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:32 PM
    • #4
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:32 PM
    Hi,

    Can you sign me up please?

    Thanks Dxxx
    CWP Goal Weight 31lbs/91lbs
    Debt Free Wannabee £696.97/£6,649.97
    3-6 Month EF, £70/£7,000
    3rd June 2018 - I have 3 Nationwide Referrals available, PM me if you want £100 to switch accounts
    • ryath
    • By ryath 5th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
    • 35 Posts
    • 54 Thanks
    ryath
    • #5
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
    • #5
    • 5th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
    Hi,

    Please sign me up for another £6k! Need to pay some money off the credit card next year.

    Thanks
    Save £12k in 2018 target = £0 / £6,000 0% No. 006
    • Puddylove
    • By Puddylove 5th Dec 17, 10:10 PM
    • 488 Posts
    • 792 Thanks
    Puddylove
    • #6
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:10 PM
    • #6
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:10 PM
    Hello
    I'd like to join again - for £12k this time.
    Thank you!

    Puddylove
    • bobobski
    • By bobobski 5th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
    • 706 Posts
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    bobobski
    • #7
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
    • #7
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
    YAAASSSSS £14k please. Thanks SF
    #8: Save 12k in 2018: £3,851.72 / £14,000 (27.51%) | #18: Save 12k in 2017: £12,078.82 / £12,000 (100.65%) | #86: Save £12k in 2016: £8,476.09 / £10,000 (84.76%)
    House deposit by 31/12/2020: £
    24,982.96 / £60,000 (41.63%) | Emergency fund by 31/12/2020: £2,340 / £5,000 (46.80%) | "New" car fund: £350 / £6,000 (5.83%)
    • ToiletLicker
    • By ToiletLicker 5th Dec 17, 10:35 PM
    • 21 Posts
    • 69 Thanks
    ToiletLicker
    • #8
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:35 PM
    • #8
    • 5th Dec 17, 10:35 PM
    Yes please I would like to sign up for £20k this time please.

    Two years in a row i have smashed my £12k target.

    Truth be known it turns out I'm a bit of a coward/scared in increasing my target.
    I have achieved more than I had expected in these last two challenges. I hope if I stay focused I will be triumphant once more.

    Many Thanks for running this thread!
    Last edited by ToiletLicker; 05-12-2017 at 10:49 PM. Reason: Too many rums, not even sure if I'm making sense. Oh well........
    #009
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 5th Dec 17, 11:19 PM
    • 4,353 Posts
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    Westie983
    • #9
    • 5th Dec 17, 11:19 PM
    • #9
    • 5th Dec 17, 11:19 PM
    Im back for my third year, sign me up.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£10,000/£12,000 = 83.33%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £40/£500 = 8.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 £1 a Day #2 Total £62.59/£365 = 17.14%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £900/£1,000 = 90.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-480/£2,000 = 51.00%

    Total £12,022.59/£15,865 = 75.78%

    I'm a Board Guide on Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Debt-Free Wannabe, Disability Money Matters, and Savings & Investments. I'm a volunteer helping the boards run smoothly, but I'm not a moderator, and do not read all posts. If you see an inappropriate/illegal post then email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • Lomcevak
    • By Lomcevak 6th Dec 17, 6:18 AM
    • 706 Posts
    • 4,205 Thanks
    Lomcevak
    Yes please - target £30k
    MFiT-T4#126, £135k to 60k: £59,607/£75,000(79.49%), 2017 MFW#11 £6,556/£12,000 (54.63%)
    £30k-in-’18#11 £16,584.46/£30,000 (55.28%)
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 6th Dec 17, 7:18 AM
    • 1,188 Posts
    • 10,710 Thanks
    Wanna Bee Free
    I’d love to join again Slowly with a target of £12k. Thank you so much for running the thread again!
    Save 12K in 2018 #12 - £4,225/£12,000
    Save 12K in 2017 #44 - £7,750/£7,500 (103%)
    AFDs May 10/10 June 5/15 2018 41/150
    • tara747
    • By tara747 6th Dec 17, 11:38 AM
    • 10,163 Posts
    • 26,757 Thanks
    tara747
    Yay! Sign me up for £12k again please
    Get to 119lbs! 1/2/09: 135.6lbs 1/5/11: 145.8lbs 30/3/13 150lbs 22/2/14 137lbs 2/6/14 128lbs 29/8/14 124lbs 2/6/17 126lbs
    Save £132,000 by 31 Dec 2018! 2011: £54,342 * 2012: £62,200 * 2013: £74,127 * 2014: £84,839 * 2015: £95,207 * 2016: £109,122 * 2017: £121,733
    eBay sales - £4,559.89 Cashback - £2,309.73
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 6th Dec 17, 12:17 PM
    • 683 Posts
    • 1,292 Thanks
    BBH123
    Sign me up again please, 2017 has been a year of awful service charges and 2018 we have shot of the managing agents so things are looking up.


    As a result please sign me up for 10K.
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 6th Dec 17, 1:06 PM
    • 3,073 Posts
    • 11,785 Thanks
    cathybird
    Count me in please, once more for £12,000.
    No. 15 in Save 12K in 2018. £2,437.63/£12,000
    2017: £12,978.51/£12K 2016: £20,880.11/£15K 2015: £25,464.86/£10K
    June AFDs: 16/21. 2018 AFDs: 142/260. 2017: 306/252
    Mortgage 1/6/18: £46,436.38. 46,286.38 Paid off: £150
    • fiisch
    • By fiisch 6th Dec 17, 1:21 PM
    • 284 Posts
    • 162 Thanks
    fiisch
    Count me in please - first timer here.


    £6k target, which may be a little optimistic as have loans/other debt which I would also like to clear.... but I'm nothing if not ambitious.
    • pearl123
    • By pearl123 6th Dec 17, 1:21 PM
    • 1,394 Posts
    • 2,074 Thanks
    pearl123
    Yes please. My target at the moment is £1,600, but I hope to increase it.
    • thewildrabbit
    • By thewildrabbit 6th Dec 17, 4:23 PM
    • 4 Posts
    • 16 Thanks
    thewildrabbit
    Please sign me up for £12k.

    Thanks

    thewildrabbit
    • StarShapedPeg
    • By StarShapedPeg 6th Dec 17, 6:35 PM
    • 74 Posts
    • 306 Thanks
    StarShapedPeg
    Hello
    Please could you sign me up again, for £8k this time. I was number 138 in 2017.
    Many thanks for your hard work slowly fading,x
    #138 - The "Save 12k in 2017" challenge
    #019 - The “Save 12k in 2018” challenge
    • CrabbitDutchie
    • By CrabbitDutchie 6th Dec 17, 6:38 PM
    • 46 Posts
    • 262 Thanks
    CrabbitDutchie
    I'd love to sign up again. Going to aim for £18k (in 2018)
    Save 12K in 2018 #20 - £9,630/£18,000 (53.5%)
    Save 12K in 2017 #46 - £13,184/£12,000 (109.87%)
    Save 12K in 2016 #184 - £4,608/£4500 (102.4%)
    • geoffers4
    • By geoffers4 6th Dec 17, 8:07 PM
    • 122 Posts
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    geoffers4
    Yay, lots of people signing up for the 2018 challenge. Can I have a target of 24k please SlowlyFading - I was just a bit too optimistic in 2017 so this should be more realistic.

    Looking forward to starting up 2018 now.

    No. 2 in Save 12k in 2017, 2018
    No.22 in Save 12k in 2016
    No.30 in Save 12k in 2015
    No. 6 in Save 12k in 2014
    No.193(!) in Save 12k in 2013
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