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April debt progress, and news of a raise!

April 2nd, 2013 at 08:35 am

The mortgage payments all hit:
US: $441 to principal
UK1: $213
UK2: $46
UK3: $47

All told, $747 down, $1753 to go on the April debt goal.

We had no leftover money to add to savings because of the rental management's fees this month, so no big-picture progress.

However, my boss emailed me with good news today. He's behind on doing annual reviews, but has promised a lunch out for our review AND a 2% raise! This will probably only net about $40 per month, but since we're already at a comfortable place in our budget, this means more money toward our big-picture goals, so I'm very happy!

I was home sick yesterday and fell asleep for four hours with HGTV on, so when I woke up all I wanted to do was look at real estate online. Even though it's a few years away, I like seeing that there are lots of nice places within our projected price range (in both Oxford and Minneapolis, so wherever we end up). And any extra money we manage to save will give us more flexibility -- either a more expensive home, or a lower mortgage, or a less financially stressful transition between selling our existing homes and purchasing the new one.

6 Responses to “April debt progress, and news of a raise!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:


  2. Jane Says:

    Love HGTV! Househunters International especially, which you might get to experience firsthand someday!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:


  4. SecretarySaving Says:

    I love HGTV! I miss Sabrina Soto.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Great job news!
    I usually have HGTV going when I am home alone too. Smile

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    Congrats on the raise!

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