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Every year I set up challenges to save money, sometimes the challenges are easy to stick to and complete and others are a bit harder. A challenge for this year is to not buy take away coffee and lunches except for special occasions and at designated times. The money I am saving is going into a savings account and I am enjoying saving the money. Initially, the challenge was tough and I missed my coffee and the treat of lunches. But I am enjoying the challenge of coming up with tempting lunches and I take my thermos of coffee with me. Have other mums embarked in money saving challenges?


Posted anonymously, 20th February 2017


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  • well done!!!! I too passed up all my little luxuries but unfortunately my partner got all excited and started spending what I was saving so I now use a separate account for savings with another bank so hubby doesn’t know how much we have until its holiday time and we can pay for it woohoo!

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  • What a great idea! You’re brave to do both coffee and lunches at the same time. I’m now out of the habit of eating out but still finding it hard to shake the buying coffee out…

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  • I very rarely bought my lunch when I was working. Even now it is special occasions or if a medical appointment is late as they sometimes are and I can’t get home in time for lunch as If I get too hungry I tend to get light headed.

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  • I’m not so much into money saving challenges at the moment. I’m currently trying to be 100% sugar free. It’s definitely a challenge. You would be surprised at all the hidden sugars in so many everyday foods

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  • I love watching the savings grow – so satisfying. :)

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  • It is great to watch your savings grow and when you need it you have it for extra expenses or to treat your family to a holiday.


    • Saving for a holiday is such a good incentive! :)

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