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    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 2nd Feb 18, 9:00 AM
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    Fantastic Feb NSD Challenge
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    • 2nd Feb 18, 9:00 AM
    Fantastic Feb NSD Challenge 2nd Feb 18 at 9:00 AM
    I created this thread as I couldnt see one for December. I dont own this challenge but know others would like to see a January one.

    This challenge is about setting yourself a weekly / monthly target of how many No Spend Days you would like to try and achieve during the month of January.
    Keep us updated with your progress and hope you all have a great start to the new year.

    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

    2. Create a list of allowances...What counts as a spend and what doesn't. Keep the list on you so you don't fall of the wagon or make exceptions for everything

    3. Keep a tally of how many NSDs you get. See if you can beat your previous amount!

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 14-02-2018 at 11:48 AM.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Feb 18, 5:30 PM
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    beanielou
    Reporting in with no 4 today.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 4th Feb 18, 6:00 PM
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    LLM2018
    Had my first NSD today so its 1/14.

    #21 Make 1% challenge 31.8/100%
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    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 4th Feb 18, 8:48 PM
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    Today was normal shopping day getting things for lunch for tomorrow & tuesday.
    No point in doing an online shop for a few items and paying 3 for delivery.

    so it's a NSD.

    I didn't take a shopping list but knew what I needed to get.
    The mr is giving me some money as he wanted a roast dinner so I went out and got him the ingredients and told me that he'd pay for that. Not that i asked him to.
    Engaged 01-09-17 Wedding 519.78 (BA) 80.22 (Sp) / 5,600 5,000 left to save
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Feb 18, 8:54 PM
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    NSD no 5 today for me.
    Last edited by beanielou; 06-02-2018 at 10:48 AM.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 6th Feb 18, 6:15 AM
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    Morning,

    NSD #1 for me please
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 10:45 AM
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    beanielou
    More snow.
    So NSD no 6 today.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 7:45 PM
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    beanielou
    Nsd no 7 today.
    Dont count yoga, food or petrol unless I am over budget.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 7th Feb 18, 7:54 PM
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    I'll update every one soon sorry first week back after me being off ill.

    It's been a spend day. Almost wasn't until ... I had to go to a&e as i hurt my ear pretty bad in work and had to get checked out. (Still waiting to be seen)

    We didn't have any food in us and fish I needed coffee so I brought some snacks from Costa and also had to get an uber ... since with it being classed as a head injury I didn't wanna take any chances

    Oh well. The muffins and biscuits are lush aha
    Engaged 01-09-17 Wedding 519.78 (BA) 80.22 (Sp) / 5,600 5,000 left to save
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 8:02 PM
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    beanielou
    I'll update every one soon sorry first week back after me being off ill.

    It's been a spend day. Almost wasn't until ... I had to go to a&e as i hurt my ear pretty bad in work and had to get checked out. (Still waiting to be seen)

    We didn't have any food in us and fish I needed coffee so I brought some snacks from Costa and also had to get an uber ... since with it being classed as a head injury I didn't wanna take any chances

    Oh well. The muffins and biscuits are lush aha
    Originally posted by xironsongx
    Hope you are ok.
    Take care.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 7th Feb 18, 8:05 PM
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    xironsongx
    Thanks I've juat seen the triage nurse . But waiting for the doctors to take a proper look.

    I smacked my ear into a metal handle of the bike saving a child from going head first into it and my ear is still bleeding from it not too much but not stopping well almost stopped now but still bleeding. and I'm in a bit of pain with it ... Adam took a pic of it to try and see how bad it was and it looks like i.may have torn some skin in half and may have damaged inside of my ear

    I can't hear anything in that ear either.

    But I'm okay trying to keep spirits up.
    My fiance is with me x
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 8:14 PM
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    beanielou
    That sounds nasty.
    Glad that you have someone with you
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 18, 9:51 AM
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    xironsongx ~~ Hope you got on ok last night & that your ear is on the mend.

    Today is NSD no 8.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 8th Feb 18, 10:08 PM
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    Sorry I got home and fell asleep shortly after. Well my sleep was off and on due to pain as I just had to go and injured the ear I sleep on aha.

    I got away with a deep cut which will heal on its own and just a sore ear .
    I was juat concerned as I also have a t-bar grommet in that ear and worried that the impact moved it or made it lodge somewhere as well as hitting my hearing aid.

    I had a day off today as i felt a bit shaken up and groggy and in pain.

    Today was an nsd, I put a lot of money into my savings as well.

    Been a good day though gonna really struggle with tomorrow but all is good.
    Engaged 01-09-17 Wedding 519.78 (BA) 80.22 (Sp) / 5,600 5,000 left to save
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 18, 10:10 PM
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    beanielou
    Glad to hear it.
    A day off would do you the world of good.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • squanderscouse
    • By squanderscouse 9th Feb 18, 3:53 PM
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    Sorry I've been AWOL - dropping by to declare NSD total so far of 4/12

    Hope everybody is well and that you're feeling better Xironsong
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Feb 18, 3:57 PM
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    Today is no 9.
    Came in under budget on food & petrol
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Feb 18, 3:04 PM
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    beanielou
    Today is no 10.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Feb 18, 10:45 AM
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    beanielou
    Not one yesterday but NSD 11 today.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 12th Feb 18, 2:20 PM
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    LLM2018
    Hello. Haven't posted for a while but I have been keeping track. I am on my 4th NSD.

    So 4/14
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    #78 PAYDBX '18 794/2494
    #6 Crazy clothes challenge
    #19 Surveys pay for Xmas' 18 5
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Feb 18, 7:55 PM
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    beanielou
    NSD no 12 today.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
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