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Join our participants as they reduce debt and increase savings with the help of Summit financial coaches.
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Don't rain on my parade
Sara
Hello Week 17 of Project Money!  The journey continues.  If any of you have heard of Fanny Brice, you will know she is an extrovert of a character who works hard in vaudeville and burlesque trying to get to the top of show business despite the naysayers in her life who do not believe in her or her aspirations to make it “big.”  If you haven’t heard of Fanny Brice, know that her ambition is catchy and she will do what it takes to achieve all there is to achieve. 
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fall cleanup
Megan and Scott
Happy first week of fall, everyone! We want to focus on the unknown sibling of the “spring cleaning” … fall cleanup!

If you have been reading our last few blogs, you’ll know we’ve been working to make sense of our yard with some DIY projects and good ol’ sweat equity to keep our property pretty! At this point we’re at the end of our outdoor projects for the year (once we get six stumps removed)! So now we’re looking inward to our home. Not the countertops, not the curtains, not vacuuming… but the CLOSETS.
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Holidays done the right way for your budget!
Jaclyn and Kiara
It's beginning to look a lot like… colder weather! SO yesterday was the first day of autumn and as we all know with colder weather comes lots of holiday shopping. There are lots of holidays throughout the year but some of the heaviest shopping days come at the end of the year. Whether you are shopping for food for Thanksgiving or shopping for gifts for Christmas or any holiday that your family celebrates, pockets tend to get a lot lighter.
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How do we do it? Auto transfers, bill checking, and joint checking accounts
Angie and Cris
We have two checking accounts.  We have one to pay our recurring monthly bills, and one joint checking account to spend on groceries, gas, dining out, entertainment, among other things.  We also have 10 savings accounts we put money in each week; each dedicated to something we need to save for, such as health co-payments, building a house, kid’s savings, etc.
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Always Review Your Options
Jaclyn and Kiara
Oh my goodness!! We are just so excited guys! So you remember that pesky vacation package that we signed up for?! The one that is going to cost us $3,770 plus 25% interest once December comes? Well we remedied that with the help of our wonderful financial coach Jamie.
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Feed Me Seymour
Sara
Hello Week 16 of Project Money!  You know this Project Money journey is really hard.  It’s hard to save and reduce debt when there is only so much money coming in.  It is challenging to change habits and create new ones.  I used to have two incomes coming in and now being divorced there is only one.  And the bills are mostly the same.  I have explored the possibility of getting another job and have come up empty handed – mostly.  Now that the school year has begun for our entire family, we are easing back into a routine.  I offer to sub during my prep
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