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Alex’s Analysis
Kelly and Eric
Her younger brothers – Barrett and Cole – have already had their say. Now we visit with our oldest child, 16-year-old Alex, to get her thoughts on our family’s involvement in Project Money.

Alex is a high school junior who plays soccer, loves art and is looking ahead to college, where she hopes to study something in the medical field. Here’s an edited Q-and-A with Alex:

 
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Existential Questions
Kelly and Eric
There are a lot of big, important questions we wrestle with. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Is there life on other planets? And, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Our latest addition to the list of confounding queries: Should we increase our savings or reduce our debt? The correct answer, of course, is “both” – after all, those are the two main goals of Project Money.
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Checking in with Cole
Kelly and Eric
Two weeks ago, we turned our blog post over to Barrett, our 13-year-old son, to get his take on our family’s Project Money experience. This week, it’s his younger brother Cole’s turn.

Cole is 11 years old and in sixth grade, plays soccer and hockey and is interested in space and engineering – and, of course, loves playing video games with his friends. Here’s an edited Q-and-A with Cole about his experience in the program so far.

 
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So, what did we miss?
Kelly and Eric
Every paycheck, we both put money into an account dedicated to paying for our kids’ sports. The total is based on the amount we estimated when we started Project Money. But as we go through the fall soccer season and look ahead to the soon-to-start hockey season, we’re realizing that we missed some things when we set those budget numbers.
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And now a word from…Barrett
Kelly and Eric
We’ve written 16 blog posts so far and all of them have one thing in common: They’re from Kelly and Eric’s points of view.

While we are the adults, and therefore make the vast majority of financial decisions, there are other people impacted by our decision to be a part of Summit Credit Union’s Project Money. And it’s time that you hear some of their thoughts. So, we’re going to talk to each of our three children over the next few weeks and get their perspectives on the road we’ve been on.
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Added to the menu: Smarter food decisions
Kelly and Eric
As we’ve been participating in Summit Credit Union’s Project Money to monitor our spending and work to save money and reduce debt, there has been something eating at us: our food budget.
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