The progress continues with the 52-Week Money Challenge, and with the holidays coming up, now is the time to really stay focused and keep the saving going!

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It's week 43, and those of us doing the challenge backwards are probably at the point where we got the tough phase out of the way early.

That said, if you're doing the challenge the regular way, I know it's starting to get tough, but it's totally doable! You'll appreciate the sacrifice at the end of the challenge!

This week, traditionalists add $43 for a total of $946! Team Backwards, add $10 to bring your total to $1333. (And of course, feel free to add more if you can afford it!)

Keep up the good work!

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