At the beginning of the year I started the 52 Week Savings Challenge, this is my sheet so far:
Hopefully you can see; if not I have been concentrating on the lower amount weeks. I also seem to be ahead of the game for some reason? I have crossed off 16 weeks and from what I can see we have only gone through 11 weeks of the year so far? So I may use the next three weeks to put together the $52 and cross that week off. Once we have paid off the mortgage it will be easier to pay off the larger weeks. We are down to week 23 this coming Friday until we pay off the mortgage.
I am still doing the sealed pot challenge. I only put 5, 10 and 25 cents in my pot, but it's feeling a bit heavier than it was at the beginning of the year. I am dying to open it to count the money; don't worry I won't spend it if I do!!
My Christmas pot is looking healthy; if you remember I put $20 in there a week and already have $260 saved up. My birthday pot fluctuates but have $140 in there and my "other" pot has $400 in there. I am currently saving up that money for the wood for the Fall/Winter of 2013/14. I did just take $150 out of there to pay for the tickets to the Art Gallery Fund raiser we always go to, and I took $20 out of the birthday pot as well to go towards paying for them.
All in all though I am keeping up with the challenges which is a blessing.
I have also brought in $1,100 for the bringing in an extra $2,013 into the household this year. That includes working and earning money from surveys etc. So well on my way to completing that challenge as well.
My Amazon account is also up to $125 all due to Swagbucks, so that too is looking healthy. My goal for the year was $250 in there, so already half way there with that.
Are you participating in any money saving challenges?