Category Archives: Saving Money

10 Tips to Save Money on a Super Bowl Party

It’s that time of year when millions of people start to talk about the Super Bowl. Aside from the game itself, Super Bowl parties are pretty big events. If you’re trying to keep to a budget this year and not … Continue reading

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14 “Impossible” Money Goals That Aren’t

Whenever you bring up a large or extreme financial/frugal goal (particularly if you bring it up at a party populated by spendy people, as I once did and will never do again), the first response is often a dismissive snort … Continue reading

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52 Week Save Money Challenge: Week Three

I had a pretty good 52 week save money challenge this week without having to do much extra work. The savings seemed to just fall into my lap ¬†as I was doing what I would regularly do this week (Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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California Declares Drought Emergency: Easy Ways to Save Water

California, experiencing its third consecutive year of dryer than usual weather, has reached the point of emergency drought conditions. Governor Jerry Brown has declared an emergency because of the continuing dry weather, and he’s asking residents to voluntarily cut their … Continue reading

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Is 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Buying $8 Pants Too Frugal?

Football and playoff games aren’t usually a topic that come up on a personal finance website, but I came across a radio interview where fans and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s wife take exception to his current fashion style. In particular, … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Bill Challenge

For those who like the appeal of the 52 week money challenge, but who would also like to expand it, you can adopt versions like the double challenge or mega challenge. These are both fine if you know you’re going … Continue reading

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52 Week Coin Challenge for Kids

Most of the 52 week money challenges are geared toward adults, but these challenges are also a wonderful way to teach kids about saving money. With a little twist, it can also be an excellent (and fun) way for kids … Continue reading

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52 Week Save Money Challenge: Week Two

Although I wasn’t disappointed with my $5 savings for week one of this 52 week save money challenge, I was hoping to come in with a better number for week two. While I wasn’t able to cross off the highest … Continue reading

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Build Your Own 52 Week Money Challenge Chart

It seems that the more 52 week money challenge charts that I create, the more requests that I get for variations that meet the specific needs of the person who requests it. This makes perfect sense. If you decide to … 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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Ways to Get Coca Cola Reward Point Codes for Free

If you are someone who frequently consumes Coca Cola products, you’re probably well aware of the codes found on the packaging. Codes can be found on up to 15 different Coca Cola products, and entering the codes gives you reward … 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 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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