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Old 07-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #91
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I'm still going!

Summer is the most difficult for us budget-wise so June, July and August are the hardest months. Kids at home = spending much more money and our grocery bills go through the roof with them snacking at home all day. After August I'm home free!
I dont work summer months so moneys tight with only one income. I actually did pretty good on all bills but had several doctor visits and RX fees August I'll get back on track.
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I started it backwards and when it got to $50 a week I just stuck with it. there were a few weeks that it was less but I have $1500 already! It will all be gone in December when I pay for my son's school trip.
I'm hoping to start backwards next year. If I still to my finance plans I will be able to
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I haven't seen this before and I like it! I don't see why a person couldn't start any time. This would be a great way to save for vacation or holiday expenses.
I'm so glad this plan came up because It might be something I will continue every year
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #92
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I've been doing good!!! I've been skipping all around and crossing them off as I go. I get paid every two weeks so I will pick a high amount pay week and a lesser mouth on the off week. It's been working great and I DON'T touch it- no matter what.

I'm thinking an early Disney trip in 2014. Or maybe towards that cruise I've been wanting to take.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:06 AM   #93
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I've been doing good!!! I've been skipping all around and crossing them off as I go. I get paid every two weeks so I will pick a high amount pay week and a lesser mouth on the off week. It's been working great and I DON'T touch it- no matter what.

I'm thinking an early Disney trip in 2014. Or maybe towards that cruise I've been wanting to take.

I would love to use mine on a vacation but I want to get rid of the old carpet in the bedrooms and do wood (fake) flooring and paint our spare room. I tried getting sh to do the plan but he didnt want to. He's car will be paid off next year so hopefully we both can do it and use it for a much need family cruise
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:53 AM   #94
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I did it backwards and I'm still going strong. DH did need to borrow it to pay the AMEX bill but he put it back.
So far I have $1125 in savings. When the challenge is complete. it will pay for our hotel rooms for The Princess 1/2 marathon in February.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:05 PM   #95
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I'm still saving according to plan, and adding in spare change as well. I plan to start over at the beginning of 2014. It's all going towards a trip to WDW next year.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:04 AM   #96
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I did it backwards and I'm still going strong. DH did need to borrow it to pay the AMEX bill but he put it back.
So far I have $1125 in savings. When the challenge is complete. it will pay for our hotel rooms for The Princess 1/2 marathon in February.
Grea Job staying on track!!!!

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I'm still saving according to plan, and adding in spare change as well. I plan to start over at the beginning of 2014. It's all going towards a trip to WDW next year.
This years $$ will go to new flooring and 2014 $$ I think I might use ot towards a cruise. I seriously need a vacations since we didnt do a darn thing this summer

My plan is to star backwards next year
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #97
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I have been doing the skipping around method and have right around $800 saved so far. This is going to be a big help come Holiday Shopping time
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #98
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Im kinda doing a modified version of this....im putting the same set amount aside each week--have stuck with it so far and even added a bit more into it. Im going to the Dominican Republic next year so this is going to help!
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:14 AM   #99
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Just checking in. How is everyone doing with saving???? I have $200 that I need to deposit into my account. Once i deposit it I will have $360 saved. I'm hoping my next month I will be on track. Next year I hope to start backwards and stay on track
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:58 AM   #100
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How is everyone doing???? I'm finally going to deposit my $200 check into my 52 week savings account. I'm still behind by $331.00 . Hopefully by mid next month I will be caught up.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #101
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I'm going to really concentrate on this next year. I will be a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding plus we are planning to run a half in Disney. I'll need to save
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #102
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I'm up to a little over $752 after depositing week 37. I've made a few extra small deposits so I'm a little bit ahead.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:05 AM   #103
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Used mine again to pay some bills, it was nice having a safety net.
But we got our settlement from our accident yesterday so when those checks clear, I'll be moving my money back over.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #104
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This year I just want to save, save, save!!!!!!!!

I actually have $360 in 52 weeks challenge .I'm behind but I also have been putting money into my other accounts too!
Xmas-$200
Flex account $586 all reinbursement money goes into savings account

Summer account- $75

I'm feeling good about saving money and m getting addicted to it lol
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:14 AM   #105
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Just checking in. After Thursday I will deposit some money and will be 6 weeks behind

Hopefully by the end of the month I will be caught up and on track.

I have a few postings on CL so if anything sells it will got to the 53 weeks challenge
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