It’s that time again!
I know I said I was going to be focusing on savings pretty heavily the first half of the year. And, don’t get me wrong, I am. But we still had a reasonable sized debt payment this month because I really wanted to get my balance transfer loan paid in full by the end of the month. That meant a large $1400 payment to a single entity (plus all the other minimum payments for student loans and medical bills and such). So, overall, not too shabby of a debt payment! Check it out (also, notice that I re-organized the spreadsheet a bit to have current debts up top instead of at the bottom).
|Place||Current Balance||APR||Last Payment Made||Last Payment Date||Original debt, March 2014|
|ACS Student Loans||$8596||6.55%||$20||March||$8215|
|Balance Transfer student loan (Former Navient 1-01)||$0||0% (through April 2016)||$1412||March||$5937|
|Capital One CC||-||17.9%||-||Paid off in March 2014||$413|
|Mattress Firm||-||0%||-||Paid off in May 2014||$1381|
|Wells Fargo CC||-||13.65%||-||Paid off in May 2014||$7697|
|BoA CC||-||7.24%||-||Paid off in June 2014||$2220|
|License Fees||-||2.5%||-||Paid off in April 2015||$5808|
|PenFed Car Loan||-||2.49%||-||Paid off in January 2016||$24040|
|Totals||$96,175 (Feb balance = 97,839)||$2134||Starting Debt = $145,472|
So we’re chugging right along. Next up, I’ll be working on eradicating the Navient student loan with the 8.25% APR (there’s only one, at about a $2,000 balance. All the rest of the loans are 6.55% APR). I hope to have the high interest rate loan knocked out by May. I’ll also be initiating a new balance transfer to try to get some more of my student debt moved onto an interest-free card. I just checked and have an offer through Capital One for a 2% initiation fee and 0% APR for 18 months. I have a $7500 limit and am thinking I’ll max it out (meaning, I’ll move a full $7500 from one of my unsubsidized student loans to Capital One). I want to give it a couple weeks before doing the balance transfer just to make sure my balance is fully zero’ed out before the next billing cycle begins.
How have you all been doing on your debt payments? Have a good March? Applying any tax return money toward debt? We still haven’t done our taxes yet (eek!)