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Chatty McChatterson

Anyone who knows me well would never describe me as a social butterfly, one to be able to strike up a conversation with anyone about anything, or overly verbose (despite my sometimes lengthy blogs!). In fact, I’m a pretty shy person at first and generally need some time to warm up before my chatty muscles start to move. 

That’s not so much the case with Project Money. I feel like I’m the host of the Project Money dance party and I want everyone to come out and bust a move with me. It seems like everywhere I go, I have something about Project Money, saving, spending, or decreasing debt to share with anyone, even total strangers at the grocery store, the baristas at Starbucks (yes, I still go there), or random people on the street. OK, not total random people. That would just be weird. Nonetheless, I am so excited to share everything I’ve learned so far that my chatty muscles are getting a serious workout. Who knew that there would be so much to say about money other than “I wish I had more of it”?!?!

In an effort to keep my blog concise this time, I’m going to get right to the point – here’s this week’s financial fun fact: you don’t have to tell people how much money you make to be able to have a frank, interesting, educational, and enjoyable discussion about money. Share what you know and you might be surprised to learn what others have to share that might be helpful to you and your money mindset. Just this last week, I learned some great grocery tips that I hadn’t even thought of from a woman at work (thanks Sara!) and I had a friendly debate with someone else (for the record, he was not a random person on the street) over whether it’s better to put your extra money in savings or put it all towards spending down debt. In the end, we agreed that he suffers from a serious case of debt aversion and I like the best of both worlds. Win, win!

So if you ask me about my blogs, my social media posts, how Project Money is going, or anything related to spending money, increasing savings, or decreasing debt, I will suddenly morph into Chatty McChatterson, and I will have a lot to talk about. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


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