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We all need a little help sometimes!
Jaclyn and Kiara
Hello again! Let’s just start by saying this…how come no one told us that giving up take out would be so hard? We set a $40 budget for the month and we have been successful thus far but we also spent well over $400 on eating out in April and around $250 in May. When you are as tired as we are and working 70+ hours a week, it can be frustrating. So we have set a budget for groceries which is $200 and we have started planning meals for our work weeks. With that being said, make sure to check out our video blog to get some fresh meal ideas and see what we came up with for the week!
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Par for the course!
Angie and Cris
Well, what we thought we knew, we found out could be just a little bit better.  Our idea of money management was just not quite up to par.  Cris would say we either bogeyed or birdied, just never par.  We hope we’d get a better score each month, but we just keep calling mulligans. 
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Start of Something New
Sara
Wow!  Here we are beginning Week 2 of Project Money and I am all nostalgic again.  I had an acting teacher who once wrote in my journal, “Sara to hell with your dreams.”  While I have not heard those words for twenty plus years, they still resonate within me, but instead of letting those words destroy, they now empower.  As a teacher myself, I hope I model each and every day for my students a sense of positivity and joy for life truly is too short for us not to be happy.  After twenty five years of teaching, I still enjoy getting up each and every day and feel truly
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MANGIA
Megan and Scott
I, Megan, am half Italian and I was taught early on to “Mangia” (mahn-ja), meaning “EAT!”  My Nana and Papa to this day constantly say, “Mangia! It’s a sin to waste!” That’s the theme we’re rolling with this week, folks (and moving forward!).
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Small steps to SETTING GOALS!
Jaclyn and Kiara
Welcome back everyone! Over the past week, we set goals to help us stick to a budget. One goal was to not eat out for the week. For that goal we get a high five!

You are probably wondering how did they not eat out? One of our first steps was taking a trip to a couple stores and comparing prices to help set a grocery budget. Well when it came down to it we put in that extra time and cooked some delicious meals at home.
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And, we're off!
Angie and Cris
This week has rushed by with meeting with our financial coach, Melanie, work, volunteering at school, golf, baseball, and graduation ceremonies and parties. We fit in time to make some dinners, and some on the run. We figured out our starting budget, and getting a few more things organized on Money Minder.  
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