Saturday Savers Club with @susie-saver | Week 40 - Saturday 2 October 2021 | Week 8 - Autumn Challenge - Save $100! | LBI Giveaway - October Side-Gig | EDSM Monthly Sales (22.22% APY) | | Win EDS Tokens for Comments! Everyone Welcome

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Saturday Savers Club with Susie-Saver!

SPI Giveaway for September NO-BUY Month

This is the last week for the September SPI NO-BUY giveaways and another great challenge starting below! How did you do? Here's @shanibeer's final report for NO-BUY September. She's going to do it again for October, how about you?

So, we asked for comments about how the no-buy month has been for you:

  • what worked and what didn't, how would you change things another time.
  • any new ideas you picked up that you're going to keep doing.
  • any interesting things you learned.

We had some great comments - the no-buy month helped @metzli review her shopping habits and introduce some changes; @bashadow did really well and avoided FOMO-ing any new tokens, making great progress towards existing goals; and @missaj and @justclickindiva reduced takeout and entertainment expenses; @bearmol, @phoenixwren and @ericburgoyne kept focused on their savings goals. All in all, a great month!

We also had some good clues about potential lessons:

  • @riandeuk made the NO-BUY month almost by accident, it seems. This gives us a clue about the power of setting intentions, so that even without apparently thinking about it, somewhere in the background, your brain is working away at your intention.
  • @jfang003 and @shanibeer both had contingencies to manage during the month - those days when, for one reason or another, you're just not up to preparing and cooking (it's going to happen). For @shanibeer, the solution is to have some ready-made meals in the freezer and pantry.
  • @metzli spoke about paying attention to what's going on. Sometimes habits just develop over time, maybe in response to circumstances, and when you stop and look, you decide to do things differently.
  • @bearmol talked in the comments about the importance of having a network of like-minded, supportive people around to help you reach your goals.

Everyone went in the Wheel Of Names and we have two winners - @bearmol and @jfang003 - YAY! Check your wallets winners and thank you to everyone who took part.

Remember to check the comments on last week's post for all the great ideas.

October Side-Gig Month - LBI Giveaway!

Yes, it's here - we love saving money and we like making money even more! Every Saturday for 5 Saturdays, we're going to look at opportunities to earn a little on the side that don't require qualifications and don't require a huge outlay in capital. This week we are going to start with the most obvious one - selling things! Here's a few ideas to get you going:

  • sell things you don't need any more - casual sales can be listed online through facebook, gumtree, craigslist and many more or have a yard or garage sale (I love this one). Many places have a local market and sometimes specialise in retro or second-hand on certain days where you can book an occasional stall.
  • sell things you make - could be celebration cakes, pies, jams and jellies - through word of mouth to neighbours, friends and family or crafted items through craft fairs (or the market stall above) or through platforms like Etsy.
  • if you love selling, offer to sell items on behalf of other people for a small fee to cover your time and costs or specialise in trading in something that interests you - jazz vinyl records, old books, vintage clothing through on and offline channels.

For an opportunity to win LBI in this week's giveaway, tell us in the comments any other ideas you have about selling things - or any important considerations. For example, in England, if you are selling food, you need to register with your local council. We'd also love to hear your experiences if you've done any of these.

EDSM Monthly Sales

Last week, I asked for ideas about growing the Saturday Savers Club and the EDS income token fund. We had lots of great ideas from @justclickindiva (extra SPI heading your way - check your wallet), including regular sales of EDSM miners.

I'm pleased to announce that there will be 20 EDSM on sale at 9 HIVE every second Saturday, starting Saturday 9 October (that's next week), then 13th November and 11th November. Remember you can buy fractions of EDSMs and stake them to start mining as well as whole miners!

Autumn Challenge - Week 8 - Save $100!

Week NoAmountCumulativeWeek NoAmountCumulative
11.05 ❤️1.05115.6735.70
21.26 ❤️2.31126.1641.86
31.75 ❤️4.06136.6548.51
42.24 ❤️6.30147.1455.65
52.73 ❤️9.03157.6363.28
63.22 ❤️12.25168.1271.40
73.71 ❤️15.96178.6180.01
84.20 ❤️20.16189.1089.11

If you check over on @susie-saver's wallet, this week's 4.20p bought 6.74 HIVE which has been added to the savings wallet.

Wednesday Wellbeing Club

This is a challenge for anyone who wants to make a lifestyle change (eat well, move more, sleep better) hosted by @shanibeer over in the Natural Medicine community. Anyone is welcome to join 😍.

Now then - this week's winners!

Every week, you have the chance to win EDS tokens for commenting. Last week we had comments from @ericburgoyne @bearmol @justclickindiva @jfang003, @phoenixwren, @missaj, @metzli, @bashadow and @riandeuk.

Okay, everyone who commented last week went into the WheelofNames and we have two winners: @riandeuk and @metzli - check your wallets winners - yay!

- Congratulations!

Thank you for taking part in Saturday Savers Club, everyone!

What's been happening in your world this week? anything exciting or fun? Tell us in the comments - you could win some EDS tokens 😁.

More about EDS tokens

EDS tokens are a low-risk income token, ideal for people who want to save. There were only 20,000 originally and they were all sold at 1 Hive each, with guaranteed earnings of 12% each year. You can now acquire EDS tokens through the EDS Miner token.

Earnings come from powering up and leasing out the Hive that came from selling the tokens, plus earnings from posts and comments each week. EDS pays out every Monday evening. Last week the pay out was equivalent to 23%.

618 EDS Miner tokens left (plus sales of 20 EDSM at 9 Hive next week)!

Back to business ...

We're going to be here every Saturday through the year growing a little savings honey pot, if you have plans for saving or getting to a different place this time next year - maybe $5 Hive by the end of the year 🤑?

Whatever it is, stick with Susie Saver through the year and we'll get there. Along the way, we'll share lots of tips and tricks for saving and how to get the knack of making your money work for you and not the other way round.

Let's Get Started


Image by Andy M. from Pixabay Hey Chicken, nearly time for pot pie! 😁

We're using the 365 Penny A Day Challenge framework for the Saturday Savers Club. We're aiming to save £667 worth of pennies by the end of the year.

Penny a Day Tracker Sheet


Right click on the image, save it to your computer and then print it out.

Okay, let's check in ...

1. Check Progress

Each week, we're going to check in through this post and see where we are up to. Our target for today, 2 October, was 19.04p. Next week, we'll be saving 19.53p and by Saturday we'll have saved 397.80p (that's 39,780p just compounding a penny a day)! 😁.

Each week, I'll be buying Hive for @susie-saver's account with the pennies we've saved.

Here's this week's results - 19.04p buys 30.56 Hive.
970 Hive saved in 40 weeks (870 Hive powered up and the remainder invested in EDS and EDSM)! Plus we're earning 3.22% inflation on powered up Hive, 20% on EDSM, 23% on EDS tokens and a little on curating and posting!

@susie-saver powered up this week's savings on 1 October as part of Hive Power Up Day - did you take part? She's also been voting following a curation trail. She's reached her first milestones of 530HP and Minnow status. Her next goal is 1,000HP. She's already at 870HP - what's your prediction for when she will reach 1,000HP? Tell us in the comments!

How much did you save this week? Did you meet your target? Or did you save even more?

Being accountable to another person or a group is a great way to motivate yourself to save (or anything you want to achieve). Of course, you need the right kind of people around you - ones that think what you're trying to do is worth doing ... or at least fun 😁.

Sign up here with us to start your savings journey:

  • just leave a comment below if you want to join the challenge.
  • follow @eddie-earner so you never miss a post (Eddie has lots of ideas about how to make money - he's the earner, I'm the saver - you'll like his posts).
  • share this post if you think your followers might be interested.

2. The Golden Pig Tip

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Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay

Every week, we're going to share a Golden Pig Tip for saving. By the time you've tried them all you'll have £670 saved.

This Week's Golden Pig Tip

We're running the LBI Giveaway for October Side-Gig month which will have Golden Pig tips every week - check that section above. Here we will continue to promote building the EDS income token fund. Here's how you can help:

  • Vote for @eddie-earner posts - all rewards on posts are powered up to grow the EDS fund and increase the Hive income that is given out every week. All H-E token rewards are converted to Hive and powered up - it's the magic of compounding combined with a virtuous circle combined with time! Never miss a post by setting up an autovote with Hive.Vote.
  • Carry a little notice about Saturday Savers Club and EDS in your signature at the bottom of every post (See below for sample text and check the bottom of @shanibeer's posts for an example).
  • Write your own post now and then about the Saturday Savers Club and EDS and why you are involved or talk about it in your monthly Hive Power Up Day post.

< sup > I save with the Saturday Savers Club on the @eddie-earner account. Enjoy savings tips and the chance to win EDS income tokens. EDS tokens provide guaranteed 12% Hive income every Monday (income currently 23%). EDS tokens and EDS Miners are available through Hive-Engine. < /sup >

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I save with the Saturday Savers Club on the @eddie-earner account. Enjoy savings tips and the chance to win EDS income tokens every week. EDS tokens provide guaranteed 12% Hive income every Monday. EDS and EDS Miners are available through Hive-Engine.

Thank you to Saturday Savers Club members who are already doing this - fabulous! Should we be setting a target for how much we want the fund to grow by the end of the year? Have a look at the latest report and let us know in the comments.

And today is always a good day to start saving - you can start on Day 1 or make up the first forty weeks (or join the Autumn Challenge) to catch up with @susie-saver.

That's it for this week. Hope you've enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you next Saturday with progress so far and our next Golden Pig tip.

@eddie-earner content contributed by @silverstackeruk and @shanibeer.
Today's post by @shanibeer writing as @susie-saver.

EDS, @eddie-earner's income token, and EDSMs are part of the SPInvest family including SPI (@spinvest), LBI (@lbi-token), CUBLIFE (@lbi-token) and the @spinvest-leo account. SPInvest Family Motto: Get Rich Slowly.

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