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Project Money Teams Dig Into Meal Prepping

Project Money Update

Celebrating its 10th season, Project Money is a chance for four teams to take control of their finances and improve their daily lives. Throughout the program, the teams work directly with a Summit financial coach who provides personalized strategies to help change their habits.

One month in, it’s clear that food is a big theme for the Project Money 10 families. See how our teams managed to cook more, spend less and be more responsible with their money.

Jaclyn and Kiara | Project MoneyJaclyn & Kiara
Think you’re too busy to make meals at home? Try telling that to Jaclyn and Kiara. These dedicated ladies work 70+ hours a week, and they STILL found time for meal prepping. By planning ahead and shopping around, they were able to cut their monthly food budget in half.   

Megan and Scott | Project MoneyMegan & Scott
Meanwhile, Megan and Scott had success using a magnetic refrigerator calendar to help them prep their meals and following the Italian motto “mangia,” meaning eat everything (especially what’s still in the fridge). With these saving strategies in place, they were able to allow themselves three meals out per month. But to keep being smart with their money, they also look for deals. 

Angie and Cris | Project MoneyAngie & Cris
The start of summer was a busy time for Angie, Cris and family, but they managed to find the time to make a few meals at home. Reluctant at first, Cris came around to the idea of eating leftovers. But once he realized meals on the go were costing him as much as $25 a day, he changed his tune pretty quick.    

Sara | Project MoneySara
Sara and her family traveled to Door County for a budget-friendly summer vacation, successfully balancing food, entertainment and lodging expenses within their vacation fund allotment. By staying in a camper instead of a hotel, they saved on both accommodations and food. Along the way they learned that even spending a little, you can have A LOT of fun.

All in all, it was a fantastic first month for Project Money! Can’t get enough? Follow along all month long on the Project Money blog, and check out their vlogs on our YouTube channel.

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