[-$66,952] My Health Sinking Fund Has Sunk


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

[-$101,100] Losing the Fat: A Gym Crawl and Other Aspirations

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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

Let’s Try This Again: I’m Out of Credit Card Debt for the Second Time


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