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Steph’s March vs. April


Hey everyone, I hope ya’ll are well!  We were in Houston this week for my mom and her treatment is humming right along.  Here are our March numbers and how they compare to April.

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We were able to pay off two of our credit cards and we put $300 toward the furniture instead of the minimum which is $112.  My husbands last check had some overtime on it that I wanted to put toward our last credit card but, with the extra money we spent on the Houston trips, I was unable to. Hopefully, the overtime hasn’t dried up and I can try and get at least half of that card paid off before we get to June.  I’ll have a post up this afternoon that gets a little more into the extra money we’ve spent this month. Thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers, I appreciate them!




  • Reply Jessica |

    Yowza! You paid off a lot last month, despite the unexpected costs of taking care of your mom – awesome!!

  • Reply Klm |

    Wow, by my chicken scratch math, you paid off over $2600! That’s great. If you can do that again, your other credit card will be gone in 2 months!

    • Reply Stephannie |

      Whoa, when you put it like that! I’m really hoping to have it paid by then!

  • Reply Mary from SC |

    Way to go…you guys are kicking it. I know this has been a difficult time but congratulations to you for not letting that derail your debt free focus. It would be very easy to use your circumstances as an excuse (and quite understandable), but you haven’t. On to June…may it be a much better month – emotionally for you and maybe even financially.

  • Reply Alexis |

    You’ve been doing a great job, Stephannie! Congratulations- all your hard work is showing!

  • Reply debtor |

    wow. i can’t believe those numbers! Talk about destroying debt! and you were afraid that all the stuff you were dealing with would take you offtrack. You are almost #cc free! that’s great.

    I don’t know if you are already doing this but I think it might be a good idea to start a little additional savings account (separate from e-fund) just for things that pop up related to your mom’s illness. From experience, the most random things pop up and it would be nice to have a savings account that could potentially ease some of that.

    • Reply Stephannie |

      We aren’t doing that yet but I do think it would be smart. I’ve got to figure out how much I guess. Thanks for the advice!

  • Reply Lynn |

    Excellent!! you should be very proud. Sending good wishes for your mom’s healing.

    • Reply Stephannie |

      I’m pretty happy about being down to one credit card. I’ll be sooo glad when the last one is gone! Thank you for the good wishes!

  • Reply Kristina |

    Look at all those zeros! Great job, and keep plucking away as best you can.

    Sending well wishes to your mom..

  • Reply adam |

    great work.

    you are crushing your debt – and you are making it look easy. way to march forward.

  • Reply Shoeaholicnomore |

    Steph, Lot’s of great progress this month despite the “setback” of travelling for your mom’s treatments! Can’t wait to hear more. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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