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Old 03-09-2013, 04:49 AM   #31
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Just cancelled two magazine on line subscriptions I can live without and weight watchers on line. That's all going to Disney spends now
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:55 PM   #32
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We've been good with our shopping this week, only using the cheaper brands. So we've spent £14.65 less than budgeted on food, which has gone right into savings Also didn't spend my whole weekly "allowance", so that was another £3 something into savings as well
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:24 AM   #33
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I've deleted my weight loss ticker and added a savings ticker.

It seems that I haven't.
Back to the drawing board.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:54 AM   #34
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We have a savings account for Florida 2015, it's been hard going as DH has been full time dad for 5 years and is now working part time so his money is going straight into the florida account. I like the chart idea, mine's on a spreadsheet so less visible. I would like a chart but I think my parents would be horrified to see that we need 5-6k for the holiday - so best they don't see it good luck everybody, much as I would love the money to easy (like it did before we had DD) but I'm excited to see the money mounting up and it's gonna be for our 10yr wedding anniversary so a special treat.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #35
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We haven't used our entire eating out budget and I'm not getting any contacts this month, so I managed to put another £17.55 into savings.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:00 PM   #36
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I think we are aiming for October/November 2015! Which I know is ages away!

I've added stuff to ebay and still cleaning out the house of stuff..
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:17 PM   #37
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I have a lot of play mobile to sell. The money will go into the kids spends but I'm not sure of the best way to sell it. Any ideas? Not really postable.....
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #38
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TOP SAVING TIP!

I posted this on another thread - but since the beginning of the year we have spent £50 a week on our food shopping for me, DH, DD15 & DS12. Cutting our typical bill in HALF!

We are not eating rubbish or horsemeat burgers! Fresh food, home made, including packed lunch and breakfast.

1) Plan out 14 meals (you do not have to eat them on set days -but if you need to defrost some meat you may need to consider your meal at least the day before)

2) Make a list of all the items you need for your meals (including sides such as beans veg etc)

3) Add in packed lunch items etc

4) Add essentials (for us Salad, bread, milk, bacon, eggs, cereal, marmite, mayo, ketchup etc..)

5) Any other bits (household items on offer)

Typically I spend £80 on a fortnight shop and top up bread, milk and salad items.

In an average week we may eat:

Sunday - Gammon with roast potatoes, veg & cheese&leek sauce
Monday - Home Made Meatballs & Spaghetti
Tuesday - Pork Chops with Mash & Veg
Wednesday - Fajhitas with Salad
Thursday - Pasta Bake (using various veg, leftover meat etc!)
Friday - Jacket Potatoes (with Tuna/Egg Mayou/Cheese & Beans)
Saturday - Chicken and Chips (normally we stuff and make our own kievs)

I eat lots of leftover meat etc with salad for lunch and we all have cereal or Mickey waffles (DD makes a batch in her waffle maker and freezes) for breakfast and always have a cooked breakfast on a Sunday!

If we make Chilli, Lasgane or Cottage Pie - I always freeze leftovers in portions for my lunch.

By shopping online I resist the temptation of buying non essentials or being 'sucked' into special offers! I have saved £600 so far this year which went towards our flights!
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #39
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TOP SAVING TIP!

I posted this on another thread - but since the beginning of the year we have spent £50 a week on our food shopping for me, DH, DD15 & DS12. Cutting our typical bill in HALF!

We are not eating rubbish or horsemeat burgers! Fresh food, home made, including packed lunch and breakfast.

1) Plan out 14 meals (you do not have to eat them on set days -but if you need to defrost some meat you may need to consider your meal at least the day before)

2) Make a list of all the items you need for your meals (including sides such as beans veg etc)

3) Add in packed lunch items etc

4) Add essentials (for us Salad, bread, milk, bacon, eggs, cereal, marmite, mayo, ketchup etc..)

5) Any other bits (household items on offer)

Typically I spend £80 on a fortnight shop and top up bread, milk and salad items.

In an average week we may eat:

Sunday - Gammon with roast potatoes, veg & cheese&leek sauce
Monday - Home Made Meatballs & Spaghetti
Tuesday - Pork Chops with Mash & Veg
Wednesday - Fajhitas with Salad
Thursday - Pasta Bake (using various veg, leftover meat etc!)
Friday - Jacket Potatoes (with Tuna/Egg Mayou/Cheese & Beans)
Saturday - Chicken and Chips (normally we stuff and make our own kievs)

I eat lots of leftover meat etc with salad for lunch and we all have cereal or Mickey waffles (DD makes a batch in her waffle maker and freezes) for breakfast and always have a cooked breakfast on a Sunday!

If we make Chilli, Lasgane or Cottage Pie - I always freeze leftovers in portions for my lunch.

By shopping online I resist the temptation of buying non essentials or being 'sucked' into special offers! I have saved £600 so far this year which went towards our flights!
OMG I can only be amazed at this. We also cook from scratch everyday and have breakfast at home. The boys have to have school lunch as they are not allowed to take any food into school. I shop in ASDA and I'm a careful. I buy own brand and value brand wherever possible shopper but I still spend at least £110 - £130 a week

I bow to your shopping prowess
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:25 PM   #40
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Thanks Isobel!

It does take a bit of time planning, I found it fun at first but it is more tedious as time goes on - however - I have to remind myself of the savings!

I swear the biggest saving came by hiding all the crisps and snack bars for lunch boxes (otherwise DH and the kids would polish them off halfway through the first week)
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:58 AM   #41
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I cook meals from scratch too. I cook meals that my 8 month baby can have aswell as us as we don't buy baby food.

I do freeze portion though for when we are to busy to cook so we are not tempted by take aways.

I think we spend about £200 a month on food. We are doing a list for next month for the 1st time and so far it is £130 but will need to get extra for the month which will probably be less than £10 a week. (fresh veg, fruit, milk, yogurt etc)
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Yay, was able to put £181.58 into my savings account today. We've saved on our grocery shopping and on generally spending less. So now our ticker is up to 7.7%
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Yay, was able to put £181.58 into my savings account today. We've saved on our grocery shopping and on generally spending less. So now our ticker is up to 7.7%
Hi GirlDreamer - how did you get your savings ticker to go at the right of your countdown ticker? I want to do the same but just can't work out how to do it!
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #44
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I'm not even sure tbh. I tried and failed a lot before I managed it, by trying to add or remove space between them. I think I ended up with removing the link that came with the first one (countdown), but kept the link for the savings one. I'll have a look in my CP when I'm on my computer to see if I can work out how I did it.

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Okay, I got bored and checked it right away. I'm not quite sure how I did it, but here's the code I used (had to add some spaces in the brackets so they wouldn't show the actual image):

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[ CENTER ][ img ]http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/0nxvoputqj883sc5.png[/img]     :cutie: [ url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/savings/wehudo1/ ][ img ]http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/wehudo1/savings.png[/img][/url][/CENTER]

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I used a smilie between the two tickers so they weren't all into each other.

Don't understand why the tickers would show as images when I use the code thingy. I thought the idea was that when you use code, it won't show an image, url etc if you want to show people how to do something...
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