When other things in life are a bit out of my control (like they have been the past few weeks), the control-freak in me is comforted by looking in my Quicken file and deciding to pay off a big chunk of debt!! That is one thing that I can control and it perks me right up.
I paid an additional $607 towards our credit cards to put the balance at $18,200. That means we have paid off $19,414! We are so close to paying off $20,000!
I did some projecting in my Quicken check register, and it looks like we might be able to contribute the extra $600 by the end of the year. I’ll know more once the end of the month gets closer, but for now I have that money “saved” in Quicken to do my best to keep it available.
I sit here…amazed at how far we come. I wonder (for only a little bit – I try not to dwell on it) why we didn’t start reducing our debt sooner. So, if you are reading this and have debt but aren’t sure where to start…just decide that today is the day and start right now. Learn as much as you can on how to live a frugal lifestyle and earn more money. Don’t wait a day longer. Just do it.