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Birthdays, Graduations & Anniversaries…Oh My!
Jeff and Sue
We have a saying in our family that we are “in the clear” once we make it to July 1st. You see, it begins in May with three birthdays and Mother’s Day followed closely in June with yet another birthday, Father’s Day and our anniversary. To add to it, this year we had five graduations to celebrate! Gift-giving is not easy to accomplish when you are trying to save money, so Jeff and I sat down to decide how to tackle this feat.

 
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One Set Back, Two Steps Forward
Emily and Ginger
The week started out with a setback when our car started to make a not-so-nice sounding noise while driving. We took it into the shop and that quickly turned into a large bill for some needed repairs. Ouch!
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Here we go!!
Emily
The first week of Project Money is officially in the books! My goals for this week were to get some things organized in Summit’s Money Minder (an awesome budgeting app we get for being a Summit Credit Union member) and figure out where the big areas of spending are for me.
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Off on the right foot
Becky and Steve
Week 1 is off to an okay start. This week is our son’s graduation from high school and our daughter’s 16th birthday. Next week our daughter heads overseas on a school trip and events like these, although expected, always seem to tip the budget. By adding a “Budget Alert” to Summit’s Money Minder tool for “Extra Expenditures” we can see quickly how much we have spent towards these items.
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Learning to be Proactive rather than Reactive with our finances
Jeff and Sue
First off, we want to tell all of you how excited we are to be a part of Season 11 of Summit Credit Union’s Project Money! Just the idea of getting a handle on our finances feels like a weight is being lifted from us.
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Fingers Crossed!
Emily and Ginger
Hello friends! Welcome to our first official blog post of Season 11 of Project Money. We are Emily and Ginger, and we have two amazing children - Luisa (2.5 years old) and Noa (1 year old). Over the last five years, we've undergone a lot of life changes all at once. Emily and I got married and moved from Chicago to Madison to be closer to family in 2014. We both started new jobs and a year later bought our first home. We had two children 18 months apart, and both took 3-month unpaid maternity leaves with the birth of each child.
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