MADISON (WKOW)--Jennifer Jones is an associate director at a state child abuse prevention agency, putting her in the same situation as thousands of others.
"There are some changes coming down the road for public employees. I am anticipating about a $400 a month cut in my pay, so, in order to make that up, I took a part time job," says Jones.
Being accepted into Project Money came after she took that step on her own, so she's already off to a good start. But she has a lot to overcome.
"I have about, close to $20,000 in debt. I don't have any money saved, very little. I don't have much of a retirement. Saving money was not a concept that I was taught or valued because we just didn't have it."
So, as she begins Project Money, she already sees value beyond the money she's saving.
"The most important thing for me at the end of the day is the skills that I will learn and build and the knowledge I'll gain to be financially successful."
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