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thank you all for everything!
Jaclyn and Kiara
Since this will be one of our last blogs, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to a few different people! We would like to start by saying thank you to Summit Credit Union and the Project Money team for just letting us have the chance to participate in such a rewarding and educational program! We never thought we would be here and being a part of this has made us so much more aware of our finances. It has also showed us that we can accomplish so much if we just put our minds to it.
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what we've learned and our keys to success
Angie and Cris
There has been much to learn throughout this Project Money journey.  Some things were taught, some were learned through trial and error.  There have been easy lessons and some we had to learn the hard way.  Nothing was given, but was earned every step of the way.  We have made many changes to our spending habits, our eating habits, and our saving habits.  We have learned how to budget, how to save without putting ourselves in a bind, and how to live a more financially secure life.  All of our success has been helped along greatly by other people such as our coa
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consider your spending
Sara
Hello Week 29 of Project Money.  My Project Money coach, Jess Davis shared an article with me from Frugality Magazine titled “5 Things You Should Consider Before Buying Anything.” For me and for many of my followers who want to increase their savings and decrease their debt, this article really hits home about the basics of how to eliminate the yo-yo diets of unnecessary spending while trying to understand perhaps the psychology of spending.  The five tips are as f
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ch-ch-changes
Megan and Scott
One of the best feelings you can have is when you accomplish tasks ahead of schedule. We’ve met all of our goals that we wanted to accomplish this year!
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exhaustion vs. enjoying life
Jaclyn and Kiara
We are sure that all of our family, friends and anyone else that has been following us along this journey is wondering how we are doing after a week of relaxation (only working our full time jobs). Let us just say that it is everything that we have wanted it to be and so much more. You never really know how much you are missing out on until you take a step back, breathe and really look at your life.
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Night in vs. night out
Angie and Cris
Friday night at the Nelson house was a great night.  Blake was away for the night at a birthday party, and we had Carly.  Carly is very self-sufficient, and for the most part is willing to do her own thing.  We were invited out this past Friday night, however our friends knew it was not in the cards for us to have and pay for a babysitter, so they offered to come to our house and play cards, spades, euchre, etc.  Technically we could afford to go out, but it was not within our budget at this time, especially with Christmas coming.  We couldn’t have been more ecstati
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