Who will be the next $10,000 winner?

Join the 2018 Project Money participants as they reduce debt and increase savings with the help of Summit Credit Union Financial Coaches.

You can do it too! Follow along and get advice from Summit’s financial experts to take control of your finances. You’ll learn to:
  • Reduce your debt
  • Save for the future
  • Stop living paycheck to paycheck
  • Set goals and develop a plan to achieve them
Project Money is a unique chance for four teams to work with a Summit Financial Coach to help take control of their finances and improve their lives. Watch as the participants build budgets, pay off debt and figure out how to make every dollar count! At the end of the 7-month challenge, we’ll see which team demonstrates the most change, and the winner will be rewarded with a $10,000 prize, while the other three participants each receive $2,500. Throughout the journey, we’ll document each team’s progress for the entire community to see and learn from. You can follow their stories and candid conversations by checking out the Project Money blogs, videos and Facebook pages. Follow the entire Journey at https://www.summitcreditunion.com/project-money.

Project Money

Updated: 02/13/2019 - For more than 7 months, we've followed the progress of 4 teams working with a Summit Credit Union financial coach to increase their savings and reduce their debt. Team Angie & Cris of Sun Prairie took home the $10,000 grand prize, and share advice for reducing your debt and increasing your savings.

Posted: 02/04/2019 - Team Megan & Scott have done a good job of increasing their savings and decreasing their debt with the help of a Project Money Summit Credit Union financial coach. Find out how they did it in this interview with their coach.

Updated: 01/15/2019 - Time now to talk about Project Money, where four couples are working with Summit Credit Union financial coaches to reduce their debt and increase their savings.

Posted: 12/17/2018 - Team Megan and Scott have increased their savings by nearly $11,000 and decreased their debt by more than $19,000.

Posted: 12/10/2018 - Team Angie and Kris made a big increase in their savings through a certificate of deposit.

Updated: 11/27/2018 - Project Money's Team Sara spoke with us today on how a healthy financial status goes hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle.

Posted: 11/12/2018 - Jaclyn and Kiara Nyhus join us now with an update on their progress, and to share some advice with you on money-saving tips that have worked for them.

Updated: 11/02/2018 - We’re talking with Megan and Scott about planning for retirement.

Updated: 11/02/2018 - It’s time to check in with another one of our four teams competing in Summit Credit Union's Project Money.

Posted: 10/01/2018 - Team Sara discusses part of their financial makeover by refinancing their home and consolidating debt.

Posted: 09/17/2018 - Project Money's Team Jaclyn and Kiara share three ideas that will allow you to spoil your pets while staying on a budget.

Updated: 09/10/2018 - Four teams are working with financial coaches to reduce their debt and increase their savings in Summit Credit Union's Project Money competition. The winning team will take home a $10,000 prize. In this segment, Team Megan and Scott share some of the ways they have been saving money on outdoor home DIY projects.

Posted: 08/21/2018 - As Project Money Team Angie and Cris Nelson work to reduce their debt and increase their savings, they stop by the studio with advice on how a home equity line of credit (HELOC) has helped their finances.

Posted: 08/07/2018 - There are three simple solutions that are three simple solutions that are working for one of four Project Money families. Sara Heiss shares how she was able to cut down on her debt.

Updated: 07/23/2018 - We check in with Team Kiara & Jaclyn to see how they are doing in the Project Money competition, where four teams work to reduce their debt and increase their savings. Kiara & Jaclyn share some money-saving advice that's already helped them improve their finances.

Updated: 07/17/2018 - Team Megan and Scott are excited for the next chapter in their lives, but before tying the knot, they're saying "I do" to a few other financial commitments.