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Face the Changes
Karl and Heather
For our family, change is the predominant theme of Project Money. Some examples of positive changes include creating and sticking to our monthly budget, making new choices on where/how to shop and keeping our lines of communication about money open and honest. 
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There’s an App for That!
Karl and Heather
Some of the lessons we have learned thus far from Project Money are:

Mind your spending
Mind your savings
Mind Coach Laura
Everyday we apply at least one of these towards our thoughts, behaviors and decision-making. But we have a dirty little secret to share…we are getting help from an online expert that never sleeps and always tells the truth: Money Minder!
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A Teenager’s Perspective
Karl and Heather
This week I did something very risky…asked my teenage daughter Shannon to remove her ear buds, stop Sharpie-coloring in her adult coloring book and answer a serious question: How has being in Project Money affected you? 
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DING!
Karl and Heather
We have an in-law that is crazy enough to do the Madison Ironman Triathlon…for the fourth time! This weekend was a training bike ride of eighty miles on the actual course that she will be racing on next month, and she drove all the way from downtown Chicago to do it.
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A Week of Firsts
Karl and Heather
This has been a week of firsts for Team Duncan. Heather and I kicked it off with a live interview on NBC15’s five-o’clock news. We were the first of Project Money’s four teams to talk about our progress and learnings with Leigh Mills. As each week passes, the once uncomfortable feelings of openly talking about financial challenges, budget and money smarts is getting easier.
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The Best Laid Plans
Karl and Heather
As we plan and budget our way through Project Money, one of our primary focuses is to increase savings. Since we are now managing a monthly budget, we have a pretty good idea of the money that is going out the door and how much we can allocate towards savings. In our family of five, this includes setting up sub-savings accounts and tracking them through Summit’s Money Minder for Family Vacation, Gifts, and most importantly an Emergency Savings Fund.
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