Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Penny Saving Challenge | February

Last month I talked about how a popular online savings challenge wasn't all it was cracked up to be, and how you could save over £600 with a slight variation. I thought I'd check in with how I got on in January, and what you'll have to save in February! If you're not sure how this all works, head over to my original post here.

In January, I'll be honest, I wasn't putting the actual sum away each and every day. I didn't always have exactly the right change on me, and sometimes I genuinely just forgot. Thankfully, being the first month, the total for January adds up to less than a fiver, so it wasn't too difficult to catch up with myself! In fact, if you'd like to start trying this challenge, then just start with January's total of £4.96 and go from there.

Generally, January was a tough month financially. After being paid early in December, and having Christmas and my birthday in that time, I was feeling seriously skint by the time we got to January payday. However, I did get a little payrise in January, some birthday money, AND a little tax rebate, so hopefully February will be a little less tight. As I've mentioned before, my parents really helped me out financially while I was at uni, and on Monday I made my last repayment. So, while I still have student loan to slowly work off (possibly until the day I retire) I have now cleared my biggest debt, and I'll be honest, I feel quite proud.

That said, I've already spent my tax rebate in my head on some craft supplies, but more on that later, I promise.

So, I have succeeded so far in the Penny Saving Challenge, and I'm still hoping to put away enough dollar this year to go on a holiday with some of my best blogger buddies. Have you been trying this little plan? How are you getting on? Let me know!


  1. Do you know whats really sad? This post makes me really excited!! I am so going to join in! I always have random pots of loose change. This way it will actually count towards something!

    Thank you!
    Sarah xx

    1. I agree! I kind of originally only planned to post to say "Don't believe the hype, this thing doesn't work!" but them morbid curiosity forced me to figure out what WOULD work!

      Best of luck with it!

  2. This is wicked! I've never heard of it before but I'm defs going to give it a go ^_^ x

    1. Aw, yay! I'm going to post the graphics to go with each month as we go along, so hopefully that'll help everyone keep up! :)

  3. This is SO cool! It really adds up too!

  4. This is such a good idea, I remember reading your original post on it! I might try and keep up but I can't promise anything! xx

    Kimberley // thecolourchronicles.com

  5. I really should give it a go, definitely worth keeping track of even pennies to save a bit. Also was lovely meeting you today, had such a nice time! x



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