HOW IN THE WORLD is 2015 halfway over? What is this madness? What is this nonsense? Moving on to the more important things. Like a recap of what I’ve been doing the past month in regards to debt repayment.
As of May 25, 2015, this is what those numbers look like
Dental Credit: $1,627
Credit Card: $1,668
Combined debt of $23,721
Here is where those numbers stand today:
Car: $20,074 (-1.72%)
Dental Credit: $1,368 (-15.91%)
Credit Card: $1,495 (-10.37%)
Combined debt of $22,937 (-3.3%)
IN JULY, I will FINALLY owe less than $20,000 on my car!! I’d considered paying an extra $75 so I could see that number sooner but I took that money and put it towards my dental credit… because there’s a huge difference between a 20% interest rate and a 3% one, haha.
Let’s look at my
$150 towards Dental Credit
Smashed this! After the interest charge I ended up putting $259 towards my dental credit. If I pay that much each month, then I’ll be free of that debt in less than 6 months. I still threw a lot of money towards my credit card, so next month I may pull back on that one to see how quickly I can pay off my Dental Credit!
Fail. Absolute fail. We went to Disneyland. I forgot to take money out. Game over.
Drop my overall debt by 1.5%
Smashed this. I was down 3.3%. BUT. I’d looked at May’s drop, which included an overlooked charge, and based June’s from there. If I’d only dropped by 1.5%… I wouldn’t have even paid my complete car payment, haha.
$260 towards Dental Credit
I did it last month… I can do it again!
Let’s try this again, shall we? No Disney trips on my horizon this time.
Drop my overall debt by 3.3%
Keeping up a good thing.
For some reason, this month was really hard for me. Even though I did a pretty good job of throwing money at my various accounts, I felt like I was constantly spending money. Something about traveling that will do that to you. The good news is that the other day I was trying to figure out how in the world I’d spent $70 in cash in a week without having any idea of where I’d spent it. Then I found $52 hidden in my wallet. So we’re good on that one.
You know what I keep doing? I keep thinking of all the things I could do if I had no debt. Nothing super crazy, but like… I could put a lot of money into savings, I could quickly earn a lot of Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points by taking short trips more often… not that I’d become some sort of ultra glamorous person, but I can’t get past the idea of FREEDOM.
Past posts on Debt Repayment: