Short post today, as things are hectic with work. I am looking forward to the long weekend!
Instead of my customary $1,000 payment at the end of the month, today I only put $700 towards the student loan. Why? Overspending in my budget. In particular, I’ve been spending a lot of money on health care. My health fund, which I funded at an unusually high $2.5k early this year, is already exhausted.
The bad news is that all of these tests and supplements are expensive. Thus, my health fund, a sinking fund, has sunk. Read More
I made another payment toward my debt. I’m now down to $101,100. Woot! I’m within striking distance of breaking through that 6-figure marker! This time next month, mid July, should be when it finally happens. I…CAN’T…WAIT! Finally I will feel like I’m making some progress. In the meantime, I toil away.
Unfortunately, my interest rate isn’t the only thing increasing. I’ve been gaining weight Read More
Thanks to getting an annual bonus for 2015 that finally hit my account (yay!) and a paycheck, I have paid off the last $200 of my credit card debt and have started savings funds!
I suppose I am now officially ‘Single Debt Single Woman’! 🙂 Woot!
“It’s Deja-vu all over again…”
Last year (2015) this time, around the end of February / early March, I had just paid off over $30,000 of credit card debt. I celebrated and was happy to be reaching large debt milestones. I even had about $2,000 in savings at the time. Things were looking up. Next on the horizon was my student loan debt. Just days after writing those posts, I ended up in the emergency room, and several expensive doctors visits, diagnostic tests, and one major surgery later, I ended up losing all of 2015 to paying off the incurred medical expenses.
Well, here I am again at the end of February (2016) with my credit card debt freshly paid off and a bit of money in savings. I had been looking forward to an uneventful 2016, but as I mentioned in my previous post, I’m now I’m dealing with stress and uncertainty at work and home this year. It may be superstition, but Read More