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April 22nd, 2013 at 07:35 pm

I think by the end of the month I should have CC 5,6,and 7 paid off only leaving 8,9 and 10. Yes I know, I have way too many credit cards. I was once debt free about 4 years ago but then I was laid off and depressed and spent spent spent.

Because I've done it before I know I can do it again. It feels good to have paid off 4 CCs and its only April and now I will be paying off a few more.

The goal is to be debt free (less the student loans) by time I'm ready to move. That's another reason why I'm working so hard. My boss had also mentioned paying off my student loans. I'll bring it up again when it's close to graduation. Honestly instead of bumping me to $60k+ a year I'd rather he pay my loans and I work for him a year.

I've also manage to sock away $6000 in the EF account too Big Grin

So even though I'm not blogging I'm still on track and that's actually a challenge for me.

Making strides

April 19th, 2013 at 07:02 pm

From $932.95 on 04/01/2013 to $486.95 as of today on CC 4. I'm very excited.

I know I haven't been blogging but I've been upto date on my finances, usually when I do not blog I fall short. So I'm very proud.

Also, I love my new job. I'm learning so much I can just scream because I never really had a job that I loved.

I asked my boss for a raise and he gave it to me after 3 weeks, a $2000 a year increase. He said I really hit the ground running. So I'm excited. By time I graduate I'll get another $10-15k year raise as well so long as I keep trucking forward.

Not sure how spiritual you all are but I know that God has opened these doors for me.
Grad school, more money, paying down debt, and a job I love. I'm feeling very thankful.

And if anyone has family or is in the Boston area know that my heart goes out to you and your family and friends. Glad it's over.

Keeping up

April 13th, 2013 at 08:10 am

Hi all!

I know I haven't been blogging lately but I have been keeping up with my finances.

First, I'm still battling with the numbness of my tongue and a slight ear pain from my wisdom tooth extraction. I see the oral surgeon next month and if things aren't better I'm seeking legal counsel. I do not want any money for pain and suffering all I want is my attorney fees paid and the medical expenses that will incur when I see the neurologist and any other expenses, God forbid if I have to gave surgery.

Next, long story short I never received any money from the BF for our trip in January so I ended up paying for the entire trip. Cost $600 ( car rental and hotel). This cost doesn't include gas. Oh well lesson learned, we're in April and I'm done reminding him that the CC bill is due. The good thing is the CC I used only for the car ($288) because he was to pay for the car. Plus the CC zero interest.

Lastly, I've been keeping up with my challenges. As far as the 52 week challenge goes I'm on week 20, ahead of the game Smile

For the $20 challenge I'm still adding $6 for the days I do not eat out and I just paid $300 on CC4 knocking the balance down to $550

So things are still trucking along, I can't wait until I'm debt free