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Congratulations Jenniffer our $10,000 winner!

 

Believe and you will achieve
Venus
Starting Project Money back in June, I had 3 goals, 1. Pay off my credit card, 2. Improve my credit score and 3. Save for a down payment for a house. I am so happy to announce that all of my credit cards are paid off in full.
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Winterizing
Moriah and Terrance
Winter is truly upon us and so is the final stretch of Project Money 2017! And both of these events bring some challenges. Winterizing the house, car maintenance, elevated heating bills just to name some. And then there's the challenge managing all these expenses responsibly. So, like we have done since the beginning of this project, we made a plan on how to proceed. This is what and how we are doing.
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Holidays on a Budget
Karl and Heather
After many months in Project Money, we have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing is an ‘easy’ month. School-related activities, ice skating, un-planned expenses and life in general keep us always on our financial toes. Adding in the holiday season and the stress that comes along with it is making late November and December particularly challenging.
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You Get What You Pay For
Jenniffer
Sometimes cheaper isn’t always better. Less isn’t always more. Being a tightwad can sometimes cause you to lose circulation. I’ve been spending the last 7 months of Project Money living by the mantra of “if it costs more it’s not worth it”. Well, I learned this last week that there are some instances when it’s worth the extra money on the front end to save money on the back end. 
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Holiday spending pressure as a single mom
Venus
Being a single mother during the holidays is soooo sooo stressful. It’s the pressure to make Christmas “special” or I believe “expensive”. Some families get extras jobs just to get their child the toys they want. 
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It could have been a disaster
Moriah and Terrance
As some of you may know we own two homes here in Madison. I know it sounds pretty fancy, but not really. 
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