Our finances have taken another crazy turn. Remember when I said we were going to pay everything off by early/mid 2011?
That was before November 10th.
What changed on November 10th?
We found out about my July 2011 hospital stay…
To have our first baby.
I’m so sorry not to have told you earlier. I wanted to wait until the promotion/raise was settled. The very last thing I wanted to have hanging over my head at the negotiating table was my impending short term disability. Then after the promotion, I didn’t want to say, ‘Hey, thanks for the promotion. Can we talk about temps now? Cause I’m preggo.’
So how will this change things for our debt? We decided to pay regular payments in December and January but after that, we’re pushing the pause button on our debt reduction and stashing cash.
After the baby is born, we are hoping to have enough left over to pay one big payment and kill our remaining debt.
How will the blog change? The most important part, I’ll still work to reduce spending, save money, and smile while doing it. I’ll have a counter that has the amount in our savings. Our debt will stay fairly stagnant but our savings will grow leaps and bounds.
I hope you’ll stay to read the journey. The next five or so months will be an interesting ride.
I am sooooooo very excited.