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 #8 – March 2017

People.  This month was CA-RAZY!!  I can’t even begin to express to you how excited Rachel and I both are to share this update!  God is so good to us, and His blessings seem to be coming out of the woodwork.  I’m not even going to say anything else, let’s just get to it! The […]

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 #7 – February 2017

Since we’ve started really attacking our debt, interesting things have been happening with our money.  Some good, some not so great, but all kind of crazy when you think about it.  In October, we had a setback due to a hospital bill we weren’t expecting (which we might finally have some updated news on soon!).  […]

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 #5 – December 2016

My new goal in life is to be a hospital.  Apparently, they make so much money, they don’t even need to bill people to stay afloat.  That’s right, we still have not heard a peep from them about our visit in October.  I did call to see if maybe something had gotten lost in the […]

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 […]