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Old 09-15-2012, 09:06 PM   #31
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This brought tears to my eyes! What an awesome idea
I got a little teary eyed too. Great story and congrats to your family for achieving your savings goal!
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:07 PM   #32
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This story is great. Love the idea to help teach kids about money. So cool that you all have reached your goal!

Btw.. Based on your mention of balance due in 4 weeks, and looking at your chart, are you all checking in by November 29th? You would qualify for free dining if you are and that would eliminate your food column. Just ignore this if you already know that, etc, etc, Just thought I'd mention it just in case

Have a great trip!!
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #33
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I LOVE this idea! I am working on saving the 5000 needed to take my parents and myself of course back down to WDW for their 50th anniversary in 6 years. May sound like I have a lot of time but I don't exactly work a high paying job. I love the idea of being able to see what I need and where I have gotten!
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #34
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Way to go, Family! And special honors to DAD, for having all those stars!!!
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #35
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Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing your plan and achievement. I'm sure many of us could use this to our benefit.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:28 PM   #36
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Bless you and our family. You are a great example for your children and us all!

Thank you for sharing your story!

Have a magical time!
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #37
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What a great idea!
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #38
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That is an awesome story - thanks again for sharing!
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:32 PM   #39
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Very cool! We tend to just use stock grants for vacations, but we're now looking at doing some serious savings towards a house. And I think I'll be using this idea to keep us all focused and serious, without feeling deprived, while working on a really solid down payment.

Thanks for the visual of the chart!
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:54 PM   #40
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Congrats You all deserve a great deal of credit What a caring, thoughtful, wonderful son you are raising for him to be willing to give up his trip so his sister could have hers I hope you all have a marvelous, magical trip filled with many, many memories
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THANK YOU for sharing this! It is such a wonderful idea and very inspiring!! I am going to use this when we plan our next vacation.

Enjoy your trip!

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Old 09-16-2012, 08:08 AM   #42
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That is awesome, great Job!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #43
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Good job and have fun! That was a great idea!

We always save and pre-pay our trip! It's such a great feeling being there knowing it's paid for and that when you return there are no bills from the trip!

Another little tip is save your change throughout the year. To make it fun we found a Mickey and Minnie bank to save the change in. You'd be surprised how much change can add up over a year or so!

What a great teaching moment for your kids too saving and meeting a goal like this...kudos to you! Now have a great time!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:15 AM   #44
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What an amazing gift you've given your children! The gift of a Disney vacation AND the lesson that working hard, making sacrafices, and saving towards goals pays off! That's a lesson they will keep with them, not enough children learn that these days.

Congrats on the trip of your dreams!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #45
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WOW! Talk about seizing the "teachable moment" - You did so much more for your children than just a trip to Disney... HAVE THE MOST MAGICAL TRIP EVER!
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