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!
|January 2016 (Start)||March 2017||April 2017|
|Car Loan||$4,685.88||PAID OFF!!||Paid Off 03/17|
|K Student Loans||$14,058.10||$12,273.34||$12,139.16|
|R Student Loans||$47,879.41||$46,112.40||$45,902.31|
$15,845.24 paid off since 1/1/2016
$5,927.63 paid off in 2017
$1,004.54 paid off this month
So, as I mentioned above, we didn’t make quite as much progress this month as we could have because we spent the last weekend of the month in Georgia. That’s right, fellow Dave Ramsey-ans, we took a vacation. Gasp, faint, and hide yo kids all you want, we bought plane tickets, flew halfway across the country, and spent $30 on airport food. And you know what else? We plan on doing it again next year, even if we’re not out of debt yet!
I think this topic and our rationalization deserves its own post, but for now, I’ll just say that it was the best decision for us to go because money is a tool, not a goal.
As for May, we expect to knock out quite a bit more of the Discover loan, but we’re toying with the idea of setting aside a little bit to replace my 14-year-old car with. We’re ahead of schedule, but I don’t want to get complacent and end up falling behind! Decisions, decisions…