I'm doing a number of Savings or Money Making Challenges in 2018 and I am keeping my progress all in one place right here.
Reducing the Grocery Spend
We are a family of four who are trying to reduce our grocery spend. We know it will be difficult, so we are keeping it real and aiming for just a reduction of £10 per week. That will still be £520 a year though!
Making Money with Prolific Academic
I made around £40 last year which is not brilliant. However, to make money you actually need to login and answer the surveys - who knew lol! Needless to say, there were many, many days when I didn't login.
This year will be different. I will be logging in EVERY day and completing any surveys that are waiting for me. I will tweeting each day I manage to make something - so make sure you follow me on Twitter. I will also log my progress in the spreadsheet below.
If you would like to sign up to Prolific Academic you could use my referral code here.
I am on a mission to save for a new kitchen and I've called it Project Kitchen. This will not be a quick savings challenge. This is one I am in for the long run, but if I don't start then I'll never be able to afford it. I am putting £10 each month into a separate account. I am also finding bits of money to save by skimming my bank account whenever I log on to my online banking and by trying to reduce my outgoings and diverting any money saved to the Project Kitchen account.
Holiday Savings Challenge
This is a simple challenge where I am challenging myself to save £100 from my salary each month towards holidays. By the time I go away in the Summer I hope to have £600 and then I continue saving for the rest of the year to put towards a holiday at Christmas or next Summer.
To save this money I will just need to be careful with my day to day spending. I think I am good at this but the odd coffee or snack might sneak in now and again and it is scary how these can add up. Follow my progress here: