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Progress on debt goal, etc.

January 5th, 2011 at 10:20 am

My extra payment to AS's student loan went through, and $674 was applied to principal. Also, NT's mortgage payments hit; $258, $54 and $57 went to principal. All told, $1043 paid, so that's $1451 down, $124 to go on the January debt-repayment goal.

Once NT's UK mortgage payments hit, I was able to transfer the remaining funds into his savings. We had some money hanging out in checking for Xmas shopping, plus surplus from the last UK rent payment. I transferred GBP654.16 (US$1308.32 by my 2/1 ratio calculations). 20 pounds, or $40, of that was a gift for AA from her great-grandma, but the rest will be applied to our emergency fund. That makes our 2011 EF savings $1293.32 so far. Well on our way to the $7000 goal!

In other goal sort-of progress, AS found me another job to apply to. It's editing for a personal finance site--talk about a dream job--but it isn't full-time and probably doesn't come with benefits. I might apply anyway, just to see. It's the age-old dilemma: choosing between enjoyable, mentally fulfilling employment and a job that keeps you in the lifestyle to which you've become accustomed. Wink I still haven't applied for the other two jobs she found for me.

We have a multiple-baby playdate scheduled for this weekend, so if it comes to fruition, that will be progress on one of my 2011 goals; to have small-group get-togethers each month.

Two exciting happenings on the home front: NT painted AA's nursery, so it finally looks like a nice kid's room vs. a bare-bones storage closet! And we had our first visit from the cleaner, so all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies in the house are sparkly clean. It's really nice! Of all the luxuries we've been able to afford since sorting out our finances, this is one of the best.

2 Responses to “Progress on debt goal, etc.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations!! You are doing great, as usual. Smile

  2. SavingsQueen Says:

    I am so impressed with how much debt you paid off!!! You are very determined and a true inspiration!!!!! Keep up the good work!!

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