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January 5th, 2020 at 09:14 pm

Today I decided to participate in the 52 weeks savings challenge. I turned 50 years old in August and I would really like to start fulfilling some things in my bucket list. My goal is to begin working on bucket list wish #1 by the end of 2020. I hope to double the weeks and complete the challenge in 26 weeks and start all over again to double the amount saved.

I also joined the Uber Frugal Month Challenge because Lord knows we will incur some expenses to start our seasonal residence in Florida. I've been doing well with minimal spending so far. I also return to work tomorrow and it will be my last week at my part-time job. I had to take 2 sick days because my surgical foot procedure left me with lots of pain. I am still recuperating but I think I'll make it through the week. Stitches come out on Friday just in time for travel.

I've already located a church closest to our house as well as a Publix, Aldi and Walmart. I downloaded the digital coupons app for Publix and I've clipped some coupons already.

I contributed $270.00 this week to my Roth IRA. This brings the amount I still need to contribute to $1,600.00. I have a couple of months to make a dent, if not it will come out of savings.

4 Responses to “Challenges/Updates”

  1. beawealthywarrior Says:

    I turn 50 in October and one of my bucket list item is to fly first class. I'm doing that in June as I head to Greece for a cruise!!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck on the 52 week challenge and UFM. I'll be interested to hear what your bucket list item is.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    BAWW, I love that first-class goal on your bucket list! I never thought of it, but I would love to do that, too!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    BAWW, that is a great goal...flying first class! A number of years ago we took a trip to Charleston, S.C. and we stayed in a very luxurious hotel, turn back service, chocolates on the pillows, etc. What a joy and pleasure that was.

    Can't beat the digital coupons. Do you do Ibotta or Fetch? On Ibotta you have to buy certain items, but you get credit for it. On Fetch you get points and you can trade the points in for digital gift cards. Might be another way save a little more. I do Ibotta even if it is only for ten cents for going to the grocery store and making a purchase.

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