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Money & ME Has Made A Difference

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It has  been a joy conducting Money & ME Financial Literacy Workshops for the community  since December 2016. I have always had a passion for teaching people how to become better, especially in the area of finances. In the past months, we have been faced with a global pandemic, COVID-19. People are concerned about their […]

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Train the Trainer Online Special!

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Preparing for the future in times of uncertainty.  If you had told me at the beginning of March that shopping malls, churches, and small businesses would close and most people would be staying at home, I would have not believed it.  However, it’s true.  In this time of isolation, I was trying to think of ways to […]

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I spent how much?

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Meet Rick!  Recently he attended a Money & ME program at a local church in Albuquerque, NM.  Rick lives by himself and eats most of his meals at fast food restaurants.   During the first session, he completed the worksheet “How much do you spend?” This activity encourages participants to identify three things they are spending […]

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Where is your laundry?

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Seventeen years ago, my daughter, Emily (born with Down Syndrome), had to have open heart surgery when she was six months old.  I  also had a four-year-old and three step children I was caring for.  Needless to say, I felt overwhelmed and felt my life was out of control.  I called a friend and she […]

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From Disappointment to Hope

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According to one study posted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), at least 36% of kids who age out of the foster care system at the age of 18 become homeless. Only 58% of them graduate high school by the time they are 19, and only 46% are employed.  These teenagers are a heartbreaking […]

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Podcast: Money and ME at aha! process, Inc.

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In this podcast Sara Money talks about how the program Money and ME started. The program Money and Me was strategically written for people who are in survival mode and living paycheck to paycheck. This system includes workbooks and kits, technology, and training for organizations who are inspired to help low-income people take control of their […]

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Money & ME: Who would have thought?

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Nine years ago I was challenged to find a curriculum that fit the needs of low-income people and I could not find one that was suitable.  I began by creating a simple Income & Spending Worksheet, and adding meaningful activities that would help people process their own spending habits and inspire them to change.  Who would […]

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AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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A few years back, three questions came from different people in the span of a month. Question 1: Had you been a German Christian during World War II, would you have taken a stand against Hitler? Question 2: Had you lived in the South during the civil rights conflict, would you have taken a stand […]

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Money & ME Christmas Envelopes!

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Two concepts that Money & ME teaches are the “Cash Envelope System” and “Self Discipline.” The Cash Envelope System is simple, practical, and effective. In an article, The History of Envelope Budgeting, “mentions that household budgets in news reports started to pick up at the turn of the 20th century.  Whoever first stuck their money into an envelope […]

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Marion Matters Loves Money & ME!

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Sara Money, Director and Developer of Money & ME interviews Heidi Jones, Executive Director, and Michelle Ryman, Partner Family Coordinator of Marion Matters in Marion, Ohio. Heidi shares… It’s relevant! The Money Kit comes with a receipt organizer! The program teaches the cash envelope system! Heidi states, “This program has been very beneficial to people who weren’t […]