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Update Saving challenge – ten days to go!


I only have ten days to go in my February Savings challenge and I still have £124.09 left. That is an average of £12.40 a day to spend. It wasn’t easy but it wasn’t as hard as I thought.


Saving challenge Day 2 and 3

Day 2 and 3 of my February Swing challenge are over. Yesterday I didn’t spend any money but today I spend £5.99 on a Kindle book. It’s The Monk who sold his Ferrari. Then I paid £5.90 for my Travelcard as well as £3.79 for Lunch. I took a cab home which adds another £5. It all comes to £20.68.

I have £259.32 left until the 1st of March.

February saving challenge

My February saving challenge is to live on £10 a day, my budget for the month is therefore £280. On the first of February I will pay all my bills, pay the deposit for my holiday and then I will spend a maximum of £10 a day. However if I have not spend any money at all on one day I am allowed to spend it the other day for example.

I am excited. Let’s see how it works. I will try and blog daily on what exactly I spend my £10.

Good night,


Summer Holiday, hence my February saving challenge.

I am going to Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas from the 22nd of June until the 6th of June. I can’t wait. On the 22nd I will fly with Virgin Atlantic in Premium Economy to Miami and from there I’ll will fly with Virgin America to LA. On the 29th of June I will fly with Virgin America again to Las Vegas and back with Virgin Atlantic. I will not use my savings and therefore will take the money from my February as well as March income.

My friend Rieke will hopefully join me in Las Vegas. We met last year in Vegas and got on well from the first Minute. The hotel in Las Vegas will be the Cosmopolitan. I don’t know which hotel we stay at in Miami and Los Angeles, I let my boyfriend decide.

I will pay the flight from my February and March income and therefore can’t spend as much money as I usually do. I need to come up with a saving challenge.

I spend a lot of money on things that I don’t need to. One example is that I take taxis a lot. I don’t need to. In February and March I don’t want to take taxis unless it’s dark. That should save me at least £60 in February if not more. Same with drinks and food when I am out and about. Should save another £20-25 a week, maybe even more then that. I am trying to only spend £300 in February, the less the better.

Tomorrow I will sit down and write a saving plan for the next two months. That should be fun.