Improve Yourself!

The votes are in, and the winner of Improve Yourself! 2010 is…[drumroll]…[loud cheering]…[unbridled anticipation]…

Krystal!  Congratulations Krystal on your well-deserved title of Improve Yourself Champion.  I’ll be contacting you by email to get you your $100 Amazon gift card.

By the way, Krystal wasn’t the only $100 winner in this challenge.  Through the generosity and enthusiasm of my friend Brad Chaffee of Enemy of Debt, Sherry also won $100 for being one of those that joined the challenge from Enemy of Debt and stuck it through to the end.  Congratulations Sherry, and I hope you have enjoyed yourself enough to stick around at Engaged Marriage now that the challenge is over. 🙂

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And the “Non-Winners” Are…

As the weeks wore on, many of those that began the challenge with such enthusiasm at the turn of the New Year began to drop out.  As promised in my announcement post, it is now time to post the names of the lost.  This is all in good fun of course, but if you find your name here, you have some explaining to do! 😉

Amanda (Garibay Soup)

Aimee Williams




Kristin Gentry


Mrs. Money


Stu Gray


Corey – Simple Marriage

Carrie – Make Mine Happen


Daniele O’Toole




Chris Goforth

Andy Jobst

Lacey Sonderegger




Divine and Debt Free



Milk & Honey Mommy





Shannon L.


Amanda G



Cynthia Gottfredson

Heather Silver

Cindy Taylor






Angie Mack

And yes…Dustin Riechmann of Engaged Marriage!

A Final Shout Out to Our Fantastic Sponsors

Finally, I want to take one last opportunity to thank our generous sponsors.  Without these fine folks, this challenge would not have been possible…or at least not nearly as cool.

Personal Finance Notebook is a great site created by Patrenia Spears after her family paid off an incredible $93,000 in debt! Her posts are intended to empower her readers to achieve their financial goals. Her tag line says it all: “A website that offers ideas, education and the motivation needed to create a personal finance portfolio to be proud of.

Budgets are Sexy is simply awesome. J. Money provides a site that is packed with really useful info about the world of personal finance, and he does it in his own (pimpin’) way. Entertaining and informative.

Budgets are Sexy

MomStart is a fantastic resource created by a mother of two who provides an incredible amount of reviews, giveaways and writings related to all of the new things going on in the world of parenting.

Enemy of Debt is the place to be if you want to get out of debt or simply celebrate the goodness that your debt-freedom has brought to your life. Brad is a passionate and informative resource offering a unique perspective on the personal finance scene.

Make Mine Happen “Stop Dreaming and Start Doing” by putting the motivational and informational posts at this site to work in your life!

Until (maybe) next time, thanks again for supporting and participating in this challenge.  I hope you have learned something that will help you improve yourself and your marriage!




About the author 


Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.

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  1. Congratulations to Krystal!

    Dustin, thanks for calling us “non-winners” out; accountability is a good thing.
    .-= Bucksome´s last blog ..5 Tips for Selecting a Kennel =-.

  2. Thank you so much! I’m shocked. I never ever thought I would win the actual prize. Thanks again for doing the challenge and helping me realize I have it in myself to be a better mom every single day.

    .-= Krystal´s last blog ..SmartKnit KIDS socks review and giveaway! =-.

  3. Dustin,

    Take me off of your “non-winner” list right now! The reason I dropped off was because I ah…I ah, lost your URL. Does that work? Man, you’re good. I thought, maybe, you wouldn’t notice. I still do appreciate the challenge and the accountability. I need more of that in my life.

    Congratulations to Krystal and Sherry.
    .-= Jennifer @ Milk & Honey Mommy´s last blog ..Nothing into Something =-.

  4. Congratulations krystal!!!

    Oh my gosh, this is so embarrassing!! 🙂 Honestly? I totally forgot I signed up… of course I read your post and was reminded and what not but… well, I could go on and on with excuses… I won’t..

    Good challenge Dustin!
    .-= Samantha @ Mama Notes´s last blog ..An Announcement (!!) =-.

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