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Credit Card Debt as of 4/30/06: $34,070

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Since I’ve started blogging in February, my credit card debt has been reduced by $3,544 (the credit card report has been updated as well in my progress to date). Thanks everyone for helping to keep me motivated!! I am seeing a change in my debt situation and I like it 🙂

Things were made even better yesterday when my husband’s mom called. She just got the $1,775 check in the mail for the loan they gave us when we purchased our home. I guess she really didn’t need the money and she said she wrote all over the check voiding it and will be sending it back. I guess her bringing up the loan didn’t mean they needed it. We were also told it was officially a gift.

If you happened to stop by late last night you would have noticed that my net worth actually increased even further to $-50,240. I went in and updated the numbers. I’m only $240 away from reaching the $-50,000 mark. Woohoo!

Overall, April was a great month and May is off to a great start as well. My tax returns have been a great “booster” to paying down some debt. Going forward, it’s all going to be about cutting costs, being frugal and living simple. I have to devote a large chunk of my income to debt if I want to reach my goal. I also may be looking into ways to consolidating my debt to obtain lower interest rates.

Stay tuned 🙂


Big Announcement – The Goal Date is Set

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Goals scare me, because I don’t like to fail. I have been toying with naming a date to be credit card debt-free by and I have decided to just go for it.

Thanks to the debt calcuator at CNNMoney.com, it was determined that I could be debt-free in 3 years. Just imagine…$37K of credit card debt gone in three years. I like the sound of that 🙂

The amount I have to pay monthly is a little over $1050/month (just for the credit cards – not counting other debt). That is a large chunk of our net monthly income, but it can definitely be done. Let me rephrase that…it WILL be done.

So, without further ado …

Target Date to be Free of Credit Card Debt: May 1, 2009

My game face is on, and I am ready to show my credit cards a thing or two 😉

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