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Karl and Heather's Journey:

Thankfulness

It’s hard to believe that we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving this coming week. Heck, I just finished putting away Halloween decorations and throwing out rotting jack-o-lanterns this morning! It will no doubt be crazy with a short week of school, planning for turkey dinner and driving to spend time with family. So for this evening, we are exhaling and reflecting on the top 10 Project Money learnings for which we are thankful…

Top ten

  1. Be open and honest when talking about money with your spouse, kids and friends
  2. Do not use money and spending as a reward
  3. Set a realist budget and stick to it
  4. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler rock!
  5. Use phone apps, coupons and lists when grocery shopping
  6. Cut out fast food and convenience store impulse buys
  7. Plan meals ahead for trips, kids activities and work
  8. Pay off revolving debt (credit cards and loans)
  9. Evaluate expenses that can be eliminated or reduced (cable, mobile phones, dining out)
  10. Don’t be afraid to ask for financial help and advice

For Team Duncan, the Project Money experience has been life-changing. Of course reducing debt and adding to savings are rewards enough; however, the intangible benefits of no longer arguing or stressing over debt, feeling confident about our finances, and educating our daughters through our experiences are priceless. With about 1 ½ months remaining of Project Money, we will continue to pass along what we are learning through social media, interviews and blogs like this. Hopefully our story will motivate you to apply for Season 10 of Project Money so we can read about your journey as it unfolds!


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