Saturday, 1 March 2014

£2014 in 2014 Challenge


I've been joining in with Sara's challenge for 2014 as mentioned Here. It seemed rude to take up Sara's blog with my updates so I've followed the link she kindly added.

I'm passionate about this challenge as I'm desperate to get the debt cleared ASAP so that I can attack the mortgage, the sooner it's  gone the sooner I can look at other work options! This challenge, savings/extra money are additional to my snowball that  I follow religiously every month!

My new comment to myself whenever I go to buy something is " this is another debt payment " and it's great for reining me in!

My figure for February  is. ....


This was achieved by overtime, claiming old expenses, a frenzy of eBay selling ( 2 free listing weekends!)  rounding down daily and an interesting phone call with BT which resulted in a reduction of £120 on my yearly bill!

My running total is £908 

This leaves £1,106 for the year or £110 per month

I've made a good start to March with a current account switch which should net me £100

Thank you again to Sara for hosting the challenge


  1. Well done, you have done so well!

    1. Thank you, hope you're keeping well x

  2. First things first and that image did make me smile! :)

    We seem to have similar thoughts when it comes to purchases and our debts and it's certainly working for you. Over £500 is a brilliant result for the month and you're almost half way to the goal and we're only at the start of March! I hope you're very pleased with yourself.

    I'd have loved to have been a little fly on the wall as the BT call must have been very interesting indeed to get that reduction and it just goes to show that if you don't ask, you don't get.

    Congrats with your Ebay sales. I need to start thinking about selling soon and familiarise myself with Ebay's new fees etc. I haven't sold anything since last year and I'm not sure if it will be worth it....hmm, we'll see.

    Not rude atall to provide your updates over at a Frugal Wife, but I must admit it is lovely to be able to pop over here and read your update :) Good luck for March! Sx

  3. Thanks for commenting, I know you have your hands full! I'm pleased with my progress but it's not as good as yours, it's easier for me to claim overtime etc but your Feb challenge really was an achievement.
    Thanks again ;)


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