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SavingSteve's 52 Week Challenge Thread

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  • Smallsteps
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    Good that you were able to revamp. I have known many whom completely crashed when regular OT ends.
    It is HARD to revamp but I am glad you were able to adjust. slow and steady still is a win in the savings game.

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  • snafu
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    Thanks for the update. While having to make adjustment to budget and seeing increased costs in some areas where we have no control, it remains important to find a way to continue with this specific savings plan. Good on you

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  • SavingSteve
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    I'm all caught up to the normal challenge amount now. There will be no additional $100 each week this year but I'll do that in the future.

    This is week 41 and I saved $40.

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  • scfr
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    Originally posted by SavingSteve View Post

    Hi scfr thanks for asking. The short answer is yes I'm still saving. But it's been a rough year. In the first quarter at work my hours got cut back. Things are back to normal now but it was a shock after 12 years of heavy overtime to suddenly get cut back because some bean counters at the company have an ambitious target. It was a big wake up call that overtime happens but is not guaranteed.

    My plan to add $100 each week to the challenge amounts went completely out the window, and I stopped the weekly challenge for about 12 weeks while I re-adjusted my spending habits and budget. Over the past two months I've gotten caught up again, but I've used the original challenge amounts as written on the sheet. This is in addition to my 401k savings which were never stopped, I just took a break from the challenge.

    With that being said - it's week 44 and I saved $42

    The new forum looks more modern but I miss the little walking guy smiley.

    How wonderful that you are continuing to save! I'm sorry to hear about the loss of overtime, but extend maximum respect for adjusting to the new realities of your work situation and carrying on with a modified plan.

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  • SavingSteve
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    Originally posted by scfr View Post
    How are you doing? Have you been able to keep saving?
    Hi scfr thanks for asking. The short answer is yes I'm still saving. But it's been a rough year. In the first quarter at work my hours got cut back. Things are back to normal now but it was a shock after 12 years of heavy overtime to suddenly get cut back because some bean counters at the company have an ambitious target. It was a big wake up call that overtime happens but is not guaranteed.

    My plan to add $100 each week to the challenge amounts went completely out the window, and I stopped the weekly challenge for about 12 weeks while I re-adjusted my spending habits and budget. Over the past two months I've gotten caught up again, but I've used the original challenge amounts as written on the sheet. This is in addition to my 401k savings which were never stopped, I just took a break from the challenge.

    With that being said - it's week 44 and I saved $42

    The new forum looks more modern but I miss the little walking guy smiley.


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  • scfr
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    How are you doing? Have you been able to keep saving?

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  • SavingSteve
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    It's week 9 and I saved $107

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  • SavingSteve
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    Work was a bit slower for week 8 so I only saved $106.

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  • SavingSteve
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    Today ends week 7 and I saved $151

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  • SavingSteve
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    Finally got a larger sized paycheck for week 6, so I saved the highest amount on my challenge sheet - $152.

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  • SavingSteve
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    It's week 5 and I've saved $105.

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  • SavingSteve
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    Today is week 4 of the challenge and I saved $104

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  • SavingSteve
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    for week 3 of the challenge I saved $103

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  • SavingSteve
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    It's week 2 of the new year and I've started my new saving challenge. I'm starting at the lower numbers of the sheet since January tends to be slow at work.
    Week 1 I saved $101
    Week 2 I saved $102

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  • SavingSteve
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    I made it to the last deposit!

    For week 52 I saved $19.

    Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year. Looking forward to the new challenge next year!

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