Category Archive: Debt

Jan 20 2014

How We Paid Off $45,000 in Debt in 45 Months

I originally wrote this post for GoGirl Finance. I have updated it to reflect our last check payment that we made last week.  It wasn’t until about three weeks after our wedding that Eric and I decided to sit down and go over all our finances. This is when we discovered that we had more …

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Dec 11 2013

2013: It was fun while it lasted

If there is one word I can use to describe 2013, it would be “blessed.” I am so incredibly happy with how this year has turned out. 2013 has definitely brought a major upswing in our lives, and I cannot wait for what 2014 has in store. A look back at our goals and how …

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Jul 29 2013

Is being Debt-Free the Best Decision?

After paying off $12,000+ toward student loans in a single day, Eric and I found ourselves just $6,600 shy of being completely debt-free. Paying off the student loans pretty much wiped our house down payment savings account, but we still think it was the best decision. Since making that bulk payment six weeks ago, we’ve …

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Jun 17 2013

The decision to pay off $12,397.84 in student loans in one day

So just as I bragged about reaching the $10,000+ milestone in our house down payment fund, a new thought occurred to me. I still had $12,397.84 in student loans that were costing me $80 a month or so in interest. We were making 0.5% interest in our savings account. Why don’t I pay off these …

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Apr 03 2013

State of Our Union: First Quarter Results

Well, my monthly budget updates only lasted one month. So maybe quarterly reports will be a bigger hit? Here is the state of our union on our 2013 goals. Financial Goals Bring down my student loans to under $10,000: On track I paid off my THIRD student loan this week! I started January 2013 with …

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Mar 26 2013

Um, we’re not poor anymore …

My car needs to get new brakes, new tires, and new rotors (whatever those are). And an oil change. My younger brother is a budding mechanic so I asked if he could take care of it, and I would pay him for his time. He started telling me how much everything would cost. “Do you …

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