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Debt Update - 7/22/16

July 25th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

While I am happy that debt is consistently going down, I am falling into a very frustrated place with progress. Patience has never been a virtue of mine!

Currently we are only paying minimums on everything because our next goal is to pay off the Mom Loan (Currently at $26,800 so it's going to be a long, long, time), and we are going to do a lump payoff on that, the same way we did with the first Mom Loan. But things keep coming up (as they do in life!)...the cost of the new puppy plus new vet bills, we booked a short weekend trip to Vegas for the end of Sept since we cancelled the cruise we wanted to have some kind of vaca, repair on AC for one of the vehicles....just multiple $100+ bills. We have done a good job cutting back on eating out and casino (though there is always room for improvement there) and also reducing grocery bills and eating out of the pantry more. Hopefully those savings will start to reflect in our checking account soon. We are also going to change our 6 monthly savings deposits of $25 each ($25 to 2 different accounts everytime I get paid and $25 to 1 savings account everytime MO gets paid) to $50 each, which would be an additional $150 a month to saving (which would get us closer to paying off the Mom Loan). We also have $1000 a month from rent going to savings which is a lot, but it's only once a month so few and far between deposits. Hope everyone is having a great summer!


Celebrations for this update:
-Total debt went down $957.53 in the last 2 weeks!
-Race #1 (Rental #2) went under the next $1000 mark!
-Race #3 (Rental #1) went under the next $1000 mark!
-Next update will have Race #2 back to the starting point from moving things around.
-Total debt went under the next $1000 mark!
-Total debt payoff since we combined MO's debt with mine on 6/19/15 passed $50K!


Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $11336.13
Mom Loan #2 $26,892.41
MO Mortgage $86,849.44
My Mortgage $155,990.00
Our Mortgage $253,202.21
Total = $534,270.19

Down $957.53 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$53,081.08 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house).

We have $275.00 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $26,617.41.

1 Responses to “Debt Update - 7/22/16”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Do you think your mom would take repayment in a fixed installment plan, such as 25% per installment in 4 payments? It might feel psychologically easier for you to focus on getting a quarter of it paid off at a time, since you'd reach those goalposts faster and be able to see that total debt go down incrementally.

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