The May $xxx Challenge

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The May $xxx Challenge
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Thu, 04-29-2010 - 9:24am

Who could use some extra money to pay off debt or for a vacation or to add to your emergency fund or to use for any number of things? Do you think you can *find* $xxx during the month of May to put towards any of those goals?


I'm leaving the amount of money up to each individual. Just a few thoughts while you're deciding on a goal amount to find in May.....Think BIG! Challenge yourself! We can all do hard things!


Start thinking of strategies to come up with $xxx. Some possibilities to get you brainstorming...........Have a garage sale. Sell something on ebay or craigslist. Try to reduce an existing expense. Save your change & cash it in. Don't spend $1 bills.


Are you up for this May $xxx Challenge? How much money will you *find* in May? What are your plans for this *found $$*? What strategies will you use to reach your goal?

Kelly



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Thu, 04-29-2010 - 8:14pm

I'm in on this one.

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Registered: 05-21-2003
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 7:59am

Still trying to decide on an amount, but I'm thinking $500. Mostly I want to see if I can set this aside from dh's paychecks. We're still adjusting to getting a regular paycheck again, so not sure how realistic this will be. I think I'll also try the *don't-spend-$1-bills* trick. I also have some change I could cash in but I had that in mind for something else, so we'll see about that.


I think it will be good to challenge our budget. Yes, I can do hard things! LOL!

Kelly



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Registered: 11-25-2003
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 7:13pm

Oh - I am so doing this!


--Jenn

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Fri, 04-30-2010 - 11:04pm

I am in!


We had an emergancy fund of $1,000 and it is gone due to the water damage on our 2nd floor. So that needs to be replaced first and foremost.


My goal is to replenish as much as I can by the end of the month.

siiy 2009


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siiy 2009

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Registered: 06-11-2008
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 1:26pm

I am up for this. I'd liek to add to a vacation fund. Don't have a number yet but anything will go towards that.


1. Sell my Co-sleeper, baby bjorn and


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Registered: 04-30-2005
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 3:05pm
I'm in. We need to put $250 back into our emergency fund and I want to purchase a freezer. So we are looking at coming up with an extra $450 plus I have a $100 outstanding bill that I want to kick to the curb.
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