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    deedee421's Challenge

    I've been blessed to have some of my family members willing to take the challenge with me. They are not SA members, but we decided to play "catch up" and made 5 deposits on Friday. We're doing the Yahtzee method and deciding individually the amount we cross off each week. I crossed off $1 for week 5, and I have saved $150 so far.

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    Would you be willing to tell me how much you crossed off for each week thus far? Was there a special reason you only crossed off $1 for week five?

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      #3
      Week 6 deposit made - $50 woohoo!
      @Margot52,
      I have made the following deposits to date:
      Week 1: $52
      Week 2: $51
      Week 3: $27
      Week 4: $19
      Week 5: $1
      Week 6: $50
      I started the challenge in week 5 of 2013 and instead of counting that as my first week, my family decided we wanted to post 5 deposits all at once. I had $150 to put toward the challenge, so I crossed off the amounts based upon what I had available at that time. My goal going forward is to try to remove the top amount each week, but we'll see how that goes. Thanks for the question. I hope this helps!
      Last edited by deedee421; 02-08-2013, 04:42 PM.

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        #4
        Wow, that's a great start and impressive numbers! Keep up the great work and there is no doubt that you will succed. You've already knocked all of the $50's off the page. How great is that?!

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          #5
          Awesome, deedee!! I, like you, am going with the "Yahtzee method." I'm really excited about this challenge!

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            #6
            Alicia - thanks for the encouragement! I hadn't even thought about/noticed that I'm done with the $50's, so you've made my day.
            LadyT - I've been excited since I first read about the challenge! I'm glad to have this forum so we can keep each other accountable.

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              #7
              Thank you for sharing your numbers. You're off to an excellent start. Would you be willing to share how you find your savings each week?

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                #8
                Hi Margot, That's actually not an easy question for me. I've been tracking my spending to try to figure out where I can cut back (and I need to re-do my budget!), but I just spend less than I make. I have fixed expenses like tithes, mortgage, car insurance, etc. and I treat my savings like it is a bill that must be paid. I paid off my credit card debt in December, so that has freed up more money than anything else I have done. I've been able to save money in my food category by cooking more and eating leftovers and sandwiches. I try to get everything I need on my way to/from work and church which saves on gas. I take advantage of freebies, and if I get offers for lower rates on cable packages and insurance I'll call my current company and negotiate or switch.

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                  #9
                  Wow, you're doing great! I hope to follow in your footsteps.

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                    #10
                    Pinkroses - You should definitely join the challenge. This site helped me to stay motivated when I was digging my way out of debt.

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                      #11
                      Week 7 deposit of $49 has been made!

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                        #12
                        Great job, deedee!!

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                          #13
                          Thanks LadyT!

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                            #14
                            Another high amount crossed off. Way to go!

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                              #15
                              Thanks pinkroses!

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