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an attitude of gratitude!
Dustin and Scott
This year, Thanksgiving is going to look rather different for us, and it will probably be very different for you too. Regardless of where you gather this year or who you do or do not gather with, the spirit of the holiday will be the same, and we will give thanks.
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staying dynamic
Betsy and Noah
I have been feeling guilty about not finding success with some of the ways we have worked on saving money. After letting that feeling sit for a while and spending some time thinking about it, I’ve cut myself some slack and thought about how I’m glad we’ve tried various ways of saving and I’m glad we’re find ways that work for us.
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Gift Cards and My Food Budget
Sarah
Who doesn’t like gift cards? I recently received one from my employer for my work anniversary. It was a nice treat and wasn’t something I planned on receiving. I plan on using the money for holiday gift spending.
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Helpful Strategies November: Part Two
Idah
Hi everyone! As I promised, this week I am continuing with the helpful strategies November series of blogs. This week, I am revisiting the importance of spreading the financial knowledge to those around us, especially family and friends. As much as winning the Project Money competition is one of my biggest goals, meeting my goals and being a role model to those around me is also just as important. Growing up, I never got financial education from my family and in fact, we just didn't talk about the taboo subject of money.
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Ready, Set, Dough!
Dustin and Scott
December is expensive! There are the holiday gifts, extra food to buy and our personal favorite…property taxes. Property taxes are basically the socks and underwear of home ownership. We don’t escrow our taxes so we set up a savings account for just that purpose. We have been using automatic transfers to fund this account and feel like we are on track with our goal when the bill arrives in our mailbox. We even looked up last year’s property taxes online for some extra peace of mind, and we are all set!
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Cash Boomerang
Betsy and Noah
Noah and I have been Summit Credit Union members for many years and it is a nice bonus to receive Cash Boomerang,* which is a cash reward based on your relationship with Summit. This year, we are enjoying it more than ever because we have control of our accounts. In years past, we would be notified that the Cash Boomerang had been deposited and then a familiar scenario would play out – Noah and I would each figure the Cash Boomerang into our spending, thereby spending more than we were given and which would be another reason our account would be haywire.
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