Author Archives: Jeffrey Strain

The 52 Week Declutter Challenge

You have too much junk. I feel pretty confident making that statement because I have far less stuff than most people, and I have way too much junk. This became apparent as I was going through stuff as part of … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Mega Money Challenge

For those of you who want to really want to tackle a challenge this year, forget the 52 week money challenge and opt for the 52 week mega money challenge. The mega challenge is based on the standard challenge, but … Continue reading

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52 Week Make Money Challenge: Week One Results

The first week of me doing the 52 week make money challenge wasn’t at all what I anticipated. I thought it would be rather routine with me selling some stuff I wanted to get rid of, but that changed with … Continue reading

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Week 1 Results for the 52 Week Save Money Challenge

The first week of my attempt for the 2014 52 week save money challenge this year had a slow start, but the good news is that it did begin. I decided to do this challenge from scratch, so I won’t … Continue reading

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The Twice a Month Chart for the 52 Week Money Challenge

It appears that there are a lot of people who get paid twice a month rather than every two weeks. That means that the 26 bi-weekly challenge chart is close, but not quite right for them since what they actually … Continue reading

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A Monthly Chart for the 52 Week Money Challenge

I’ve had a few people request a monthly chart that uses the 52 week money challenge numbers. I’ve been hesitant to make this one because my initial thought was that it was so far removed from the 52 week money … Continue reading

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The 26 Bi-Weekly Money Challenge

I received several requests from readers asking if there was a better way to do the 52 week money challenge when they are paid on a bi-weekly basis. They mentioned that it tends to be easier to save the money … Continue reading

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31 Tips to Help with the First Month of the 365 Day Money Challenge

If you’ve decided to participate in the 365 Day Money Challenge, as part of the challenge you need to make a payment to yourself each morning. In order to do that, you’ll need to begin thinking about simple changes that … Continue reading

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The 365 Day Money Challenge Will Save You $668, a Penny at a Time

The 52 week money challenge has gained quite a lot of popularity as a way to save money during the year, but it’s not the only way that one can save money. I had a good heart-to-heart talk with a … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for the 52 Week Make Money Challenge

Much like its twin savings challenge, the 52 week make money challenge gives the impression that it shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish. That’s one of the points that makes it so appealing. It’s also what can lure people into … Continue reading

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Join the 52 Week Make Money Challenge for 2014

While talking with some friends who attempted the 52 week money challenge last year, it became apparent that a lot of them had frustration because they didn’t feel that there were many areas in their budget where they could save. … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Make Money Challenge

Update: You can join the 2014 52 Week Make Money Challenge For people who feel that they have saved as much money as they can on their current expenses, but still would like to build a cushion or emergency fund, … Continue reading

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How to Succeed at the 52 Week Money Challenge

When it comes to the 52 week money challenge, the ultimate goal is to succeed by saving that $1,378 by the end of the year. While the challenge appears simple in theory, it’s actually a little more difficult to complete … Continue reading

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Preparing for the 52 Week Save Money Challenge

Most people who decide to take on the 52 Week Money Challenge see that they only need to save $1 the first week, $2 the second week, $3 the third week and $4 the fourth week for a total of … Continue reading

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Join the 52 Week Money Challenge to Save $1400 in 2014

Click image to enlarge or print here (pdf)It’s that time again to begin thinking about ways to save money for the coming year. For those of you who don’t have an emergency fund, this is especially important. A popular challenge … Continue reading

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Wealth Tips from the Real Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort is the real Wolf of Wall Street. He’s the one who wrote the book that has been turned into the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Neither paints a pretty picture of him, but they do show that he was … Continue reading

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