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Project Money Team Jeff and Sue
Team Jeff & Sue: HACKED!
Jeff and Sue
Well, not really. I decided to hijack the blog this week because, believe it or not, some of their “money-consciousness” has rubbed off on the rest of the family! This is Kaitie, Jeff and Sue’s daughter, dropping by to tell you about my weekend.
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New Wheels in 2020!
Jeff and Sue
One of our future goals is to replace both of our aged, high-mileage vehicles in 2020. In fact, we had initially been making plans to replace Jeff’s vehicle earlier this year. We had started to do some test drives in April and found out that some auto manufacturers had gift card incentives for test-driving some of their vehicles. We actually received a $50 Visa gift card for test driving a Nissan Rouge. As we got involved with Project Money, we soon realized (and with the advice from our coach) that this was not the time to be buying a new vehicle.
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Planning & Preparation Goes a Long Way
Jeff and Sue
This last week we got a serious wake-up call that winter is right around the corner. We got hit with nearly eight inches of snow and there are still leaves on our trees. Ugh…this is just too early! This is not the order in which things are supposed to happen, but nonetheless, we have to respond. It’s a good thing that Jeff and Christopher got their deer hunting stands on their land last weekend when the weather was nice!
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Sticking to Our Budget = $AVING$
Jeff and Sue
Trick-or-Treating was here yesterday and we limited our household to just $30 of treats and that was gone in under an hour! Now THAT was fast! Another thing that has gone fast was October! Where did the month go? It seems it was just yesterday we were meeting with Aidan to plan out our month. This also means that we only have two months left of Project Money and we are trying to make the most of it.
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A Formal Affair
Jeff and Sue
Our son, Christopher, served in the United States Marine Corps. He went in just two months after his high school graduation and completed his active duty five years later. To say that Jeff and I were involved parents would be an understatement. There were visits to where he was stationed and airfares to bring him home when he would get leave. There were cards and letters mailed, numerous phone calls, care packages and the occasional pizza delivery to his barracks.
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Challenge Accepted, Aidan!
Jeff and Sue
This past week we met up with our coach, Aidan, for our monthly review. When we see her, she always asks how things are going and if we have anything important “going on” that she needs to be aware of. We told her that like last month, we felt that we weren’t doing enough so we were searching for other ways to cut our budget. We explained that we had discontinued a magazine and satellite radio subscription, but those changes were very minimal. We were not satisfied with these alone and wanted to do something more. Something that could have a bigger impact on this competition.
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