It’s been a stressful month in lots of ways but being at week 35 of our 80 week debt paying challenge, I expected it.
We are to the point in our debt payoff that each week we get closer to blowing this thing wide open but it’s a delicate balance as well.
Two weeks ago I overdrew the checking account. I should have done things a little different that week and not pushed so hard. I lost $40 of our hard earned money which sucked but I had to move on from the massive guilt I felt over it. Feeling guilty is not productive. I am a grown woman and I constantly am pushing the envelope with this. I take full responsibility.
Unfortunately I did not get the home equity paid off this month like I wanted but I did pretty good! At the beginning of March it was just under $1900. Right now that balance, without closing fees, is $900! Almost there!
My husband’s car was in need of a pretty major repair that cost $500 today. He was nervous even driving it very far. Although I was bummed because I knew that meant I couldn’t finish paying off the loan, it did make me feel good knowing we could pay for that repair in cash and not use the credit card. Huge progress for us!
At my last results update in mid February our debt was $27,011. As of today our debt is $25,421.
I am happy to report since August, which is 8 months, we have paid off $10,500 in total debt. Yippee!
We will see what April brings us. I will check in again in a few weeks.
How are you doing on your debt paying journey? -MM
7 thoughts on “Not Impressed with our Debt – Week 35 of 80”
Paying the car repair in cash is pretty monumental! I know you felt be about the overdraft, but in the long range, it’s really amazing the you’ve had only one oops in the last eight months. Next month it will be good bye home equity!
We are definitely making good progress. It would have set us back by months last year if we had a car repair like this. There was absolutely no wiggle room for us then.
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Savor that victory, there’s more on the way!
That’s amazing. You’re doing so well with this.
Thank Carole 🙂
Amazing! Well done, that it tremendously hard work you have been putting in and it’s all paying off (excuse the pun!).
Congratulations on your progress — a small setback just shows you how far you’ve come!