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Debt Update as of 10/14/16 - New Stretch Goal

October 14th, 2016 at 09:30 pm

Now that the rummage sale is over I am focusing on getting my remaining sales inventory organized in my "Store" and packed and labeled nicely for future sales. I am also back on my FB sales, posted 2 different items for sale last night (have multiples of each of them) and sold 39 items for $81.00!! 14 items (adult coloring books) I paid .99 for and sold for $4.00 each. 25 items (cute kids magnet pages) I paid .29 for and sold for $1.00 each. Can't wait to get back into a regular rotation on sales of posting 2-3 different items each day to keep a nice flow to savings. Need to get back into couponing too to get more deals!

Finally got OT back at work, I don't know how long it will last so I am working as much as I can now before they take it away again. I worked 10hrs OT last week, 15 hours this week and plan to do 15 again next week. That will definitely help with upcoming winter/Christmas bills.

I am thinking about doing a crazy stretch goal......I would really like to payoff Mom Loan #2 by 6/19/17. That is my and MO's 2 year debt racing anniversary for when we added his debts to my mortgage and started tracking them together. The loan is currently at $25,224.10, with our normal payments ($600*8 months) the balance would go down about $4400 by then to $20,800.00. we currently have a hair over $8K in savings, so if things kept even, we would need at least $13,000. That is doable....but just barely and without having to take much out of savings between then and now. I told MO my plan and he seemed a little leery...then a few hrs later he came up to me with a piece of paper and some number crunching he had done to show how we could make it . It will be super important that we drastically curb eating out and casino if we want to make this goal. This would also help our waistlines. Cheers to goals!!

I would have paid another $35.00 to My Mortgage to get to the next even amount, but since we are wanting to do this stretch goal, I just put an extra $35 in savings for the Mom Loan instead


Celebrations for this update:
-Total debt went down $1345.26 in the last 2 weeks!
-My Mortgage went under the next $1000 mark!
-Bad Debt (Store Loan and Mom Loan) went under the next $1000 mark!
-Total debt went under $530K!

Also we are closing in on $150K paid off!!


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 $10,659.93
Mom Loan #2 $25,224.10
MO Mortgage $86,430.44
My Mortgage $154,935.00
Our Mortgage $252,080.12
Total = $529,329.28

Down $1345.26 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$58,021.99 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house).

We have $640.00 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $24,584.10.

3 Responses to “Debt Update as of 10/14/16 - New Stretch Goal”

  1. greenleaf Says:

    I think it's a great idea to focus on your mom loan! Mixing money and family can get awkward, better to pay those debts first

  2. dh Says:

    Do you need to pay your mom back in one go? You could also pay her back in 5K increments, for example. So every time your savings goes to 10K, give her 5K, and you still have 5K as your EF. Rinse and repeat. Smile

  3. Banker Gurl Says:

    dh - No we don't have to pay her back all at once, but we prefer it as we are calculating the interest ourselves (with an online premade spreadsheet for loan interest) so it is easier for everyone to just have the one amortization schedule so we don't have to keep refiguring the interest.....however it wouldn't be that big of a deal if we were just making the big extra payments once or twice a year. I will run it by MO and see what he thinks!

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