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  1. I am terrible at saving money so I had to try this! I am going strong into week 6 and doing the double challenge. Tell your sister to hang in there..lol

  2. I Love this idea! Tried it last year and only got to week 4 or 5. I know this year is going to be better. Week 2 and already have more saved then I should.

  3. This is a great way of saving (and learning to save for some adults!). It’s great to bump up the ante if you can. Double or triple the amounts – then put the end of year fund right on your mortgage loan principal. Knocking off that interest (and years) is worth it!

  4. I saw a similar savings plan last week and I think it’s a great idea. I love that verse, by the way. And it just-so-happens… I could really use that reminder right about now. Thanks 🙂

  5. This is such a great idea and I need to show it to my husband. Smart way to save!

  6. I’m also doing this challenge but have rearranged the order of the savings amount so that instead of getting progressively larger, it’s more mixed in.

  7. I struggle between paying off debt and saving. This year my goal will be to become debt free…other than mortgage, while keeping an emergency fund available.

  8. I love that money challenge chart! We JUST did a budget for the first time since we’ve been married (over 5 years ago). Our goal this year is to save $6000!

  9. Keep in mind, faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. I love this verse! I also like the idea of saving money and this sounds like a great plan and I can’t wait to implement this.

  10. What is funny is my sister called today and wanted to do this she is poor at saving money.

  11. It takes patience. I need to work on that for my finances. Excited to do small trials throughout the year.

  12. We do the reverse 52 week challenge where you start at $52 and work backwards. I find it easier to do the $1 during the holidays.

  13. i did a post on this earlier in the week- w an excel spreadsheet download. it’s got an option for reverse 52 weeks so we can start high and end lower. that’s what we’re doing this year.

  14. I started this last year with a jar and ended up spending the money here and there, but it was good extra cash. I’ve started it again this year. It’s a 1.00 the first week 2 the second 3 the third and so forth. It could be good Christmas money if I make it.

  15. I tried this last year, but it wasn’t for a savings account or that amount. The idea was to save until I had enough to finally buy a smartphone and enter the 21st century. It came by quickly enough and the best part was that I didn’t feel like it damaged my finances at all since they were such small weekly amounts.

  16. A friend of mine just explained this concept to me last week. I love thinking how I could save up to $1400 a year so easily!

  17. I have seen something like this and have decided that it is something that many could accomplish. I think it would be great to see it come to a reality!

  18. I have seen a lot about the 52 weeks of saving this year. While I use other methods to save, I think it’s an excellent plan for those who are just starting.

  19. I really want to work on saving this year. I love this 52 weeks of saving because it literally seems like pennies you’re saving and you end up with a lump sum so it’s not stressful in any way!

  20. We have not be able to save for quite some time. but I can do $1 a week and I would feel accomplished to be able to save *something*.

  21. We did that savings thing last year where we started with $52 dollars the first week (since we had the money) and then went down every week… by this Christmas we had a huge chunk saved up and we didn’t stress at all. It was nice

  22. Hi,

    It feels wonderful to spend and save. Find a balance between the 2 to prosper and enjoy your bounty.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  23. I saw a sign or post going around on FB about saving just a few dollars a week and you will end up with a good chunk of money at the end of the year. Great way to save

  24. I never really thought to save $1 per week, but hey – I can do a lot with $52 & it’s a really easy way to save. I think I am going to try it.

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