Update #11 – June 2017

Hey!! If you’re new to the site or haven’t been here in some time, you may be wondering what this post is.  TL;DR – my wife Rachel and I started our marriage together with over $80,000 worth of debt between us.  That got old REAL quick, so we turned to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover […]

Update #10.5 – June 8, 2017

Hey!! If you’re new to the site or haven’t been here in some time, you may be wondering what this post is.  TL;DR – my wife Rachel and I started our marriage together with over $80,000 worth of debt between us.  That got old REAL quick, so we turned to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover […]

Update #10 – May 2017

May was a relatively quiet month.  I think the longer we keep on this path, the more we’re realizing that big goals like this aren’t met with month after month of confetti, noisemakers, and celebration.  The majority of the time, we’re just quietly in the trenches, doing the hard work that leads to those moments […]

Update #9 – April 2017

Well, I can’t say that we matched last month for progress, but we’re still trucking right along.  Our progress this month was slowed a little by Rachel’s family reunion, but we decided together that it was worth the speed bump.  Now, the good stuff! The Numbers January 2016 (Start) March 2017 April 2017 Car Loan $4,685.88 PAID […]

Update #7.5 – March 7, 2017

Yep, that’s right.  It’s time for the first mid-month update.  As you’ve probably noticed by now, I reserve these update posts for mile markers along our journey towards debt freedom.  Most of the time, they’re just a way to check in and see how we’re doing month-to-month.  Every once in a while, we’ll have something […]

Update #6 – January 2017

This month, we had a break in the storm clouds long enough to make another big payment on R’s car.  God willing, we’re well on our way toward paying it off by June!  I know I’ve said this before, but interest on debt is the WORST.  We actually sent $1643.98 towards debt this month, but […]

Update #4 – November 2016

November was a month of hurry-up-and-wait.  We are still waiting on the hospital bill to come in from R’s ER visit in October.  And we thought the waiting room took forever… The Numbers Here’s how November was for us, as of 11/30: January 2016 November 2016 Car Loan $4,685.88 $2,413.86 Discover Loan $5,511.82 $3,914.62 Discover […]

Update #2 – September 2016

Hitting the Gas This month was a pretty good one.  We agreed to really focus on paying off R’s car first, since that’s what “the plan” says to do, and we’ve put everything else on minimum payments.  I can’t stress enough the importance of having that $1,000 in savings as a cushion.  I’m getting ready […]