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kayester
Old 19-08-2013, 6:59 AM
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Ok so I saw this on Facebook but in dollars, but it looked interesting and I am always up for a challenge!

It is to save money over 52 weeks (a year)

I have tried adding the table to this post but have failed so far...
but it is pretty simple.
Week 1 save 1 then every week add the same amount of s that add up to the number of weeks you have been doing the challenge.
For example: Week 1 1
Week 2 2
Week 5 5
Week 52 52

In total you can accumulate 1378 so I think it is really worth it
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500

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Old 19-08-2013, 7:00 AM
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Week one for me is starting today

1/1378
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500

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Old 19-08-2013, 8:17 AM
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http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...Q9QEwAQ&dur=30

This is the link to the table....great idea

Hope some of you can join me in my challenge!!
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Old 19-08-2013, 8:35 AM
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I'll join you

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Old 19-08-2013, 8:39 AM
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Great stuff. you are member number 2 ;P anyone else who wants to join let me know.
Will be really easy the first few weeks it may actually help me to spend less on my weekly shop towards the end!!
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500
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Old 19-08-2013, 8:50 AM
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I can imagine it getting quite difficult towards the end but it may help me stick to budgets maybe lol
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Old 19-08-2013, 8:58 AM
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Yeah, if it works out then great, but even if it only works for a short time, maybe half of it, you can start it all over again. I am going to try complete it, and if it works out then I will do the same again the year after. I will keep upto date on here and in my signature ]
Good luck!!
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500
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Old 19-08-2013, 9:35 AM
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Hi,

Just seen your challenge on the swgbucks page - could I please join too?

Thanks x
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Old 19-08-2013, 9:44 AM
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Hi,

Just seen your challenge on the swgbucks page - could I please join too?

Thanks x
of course. welcome member number 3!
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500
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Old 19-08-2013, 2:13 PM
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Great idea, can I be a part of this too please
Loan 4,426.00 on 16.02.13. 0 on 12.03.14
0% credit card - 313 on 31.07.14
Extra payments - total for 2013 - 1,434.45.
Extra payment on 31.07.14 60.00 Total for 2014 - 1,270.59

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Old 19-08-2013, 3:05 PM
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Just think, if you were disciplined enough and doubled that amount each year over five then, you'd have an impressive figure of over 42k
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Old 19-08-2013, 3:47 PM
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Great idea, can I be a part of this too please
yep sure
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Just think, if you were disciplined enough and doubled that amount each year over five then, you'd have an impressive figure of over 42k
Yeah, impressive!! You joining?
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500
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Old 19-08-2013, 4:02 PM
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Great idea, i'm up for this! - started today 1/1378.00
52 week money challenge 1/1378
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Old 19-08-2013, 4:06 PM
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Great idea, i'm up for this! - started today 1/1378.00
welcome
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500
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Old 19-08-2013, 5:42 PM
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Great idea,

I'm not sure I'll be able to make the target in some of the later months but even if I saved less for those weeks it'd be worth it.

Please could I join you all?
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Great idea,

I'm not sure I'll be able to make the target in some of the later months but even if I saved less for those weeks it'd be worth it.

Please could I join you all?
Welcome
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500
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Old 19-08-2013, 7:00 PM
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Hi
Can I join in please. What a brill idea thank you for this.
I will go and put my first weeks 1 in my tin.
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Old 19-08-2013, 7:29 PM
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Can I join in please. What a brill idea thank you for this.
I will go and put my first weeks 1 in my tin.
1/1378:
Welcome. Thanks for joining
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500
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Old 19-08-2013, 8:50 PM
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I love this! I have a glass jar this would be perfect for, thanks!
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Old 19-08-2013, 9:24 PM
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I love this! I have a glass jar this would be perfect for, thanks!
ile add you, welcome
By 31/12/14
52 week 171/1378 10 Per Week 180/520 1 PD #114 133/365 Virtual sealed pot #148 93.26/237 Holiday 270/500 Pay Mum 860/1380 TOTAL 1707.26/4380 (38.97%) (854.26 Lose 0/42 lbs, Nectar 5568/20000 swagbuck 2014 70/150
GC J 446.74/450 F 525.28/400 M 578.01/400 A 523.86/400 May GC 33.33/380
Yearly Grocery 2073.89/4500
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