I’m going to jump into it and just say it, £5,000 in 4 months is not going to happen, especially after this month’s performance. I’m almost embarrassed to say how much I’ve saved but here goes… since the beginning of October I have managed to save a grand total of £38.26.
Here’s the breakdown:
£10 loose change I found in my room
£12.51 from completing surveys
£12.83 from selling an old Xbox game
£2.92 savings left over from October’s salary
Yep not exactly the £1,250 which was need this month to reach that goal of £5,000, however October was a fairly productive month by all accounts.
I have a brand new job which I started today which is on a slightly higher salary than my old job which means hopefully I will be able to save more than £2.92 from my salary.
I’ve created a neat looking spreadsheet so I can document all my earnings and spending’s and keep on top of what is actually going out – an attempt to limit impulse purchases!
I have started collecting any further loose change in a money box which I am going to open come February (and I know there is roughly around £20 in there currently so hopefully this figure will increase)!
I also have a few good leads on a possible part time role doing some hours over the Christmas period!
So overall, not a great month in terms of savings however there have been some great revelations which will hopefully see a lot more being saved in the coming months!