I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited to share a debt update with you guys! Check this out:
|Place||Current Balance||APR||Last Payment Made||Last Payment Date||Original debt, March 2014|
|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|
|Navient - Federal Student Loan||$15692||6.55%-8.25%||$332||October||$17507|
|ACS Student Loans||$8633||6.55%||$20||October||$8215|
|Navient - Dept of Education student loans||$66279||6.55%||$636||October||$63254|
|PenFed Car Loan||$6951||2.49%||$3800||October||$24040|
|Balance Transfer student loan (Former Navient 1-01)||$3512||0% (through April 2016)||$700||October||$5937|
|Totals||$107,053 (Sept balance = 112,171)||$5513||Starting Debt = $145,472|
First, let’s have a moment of silence to appreciate and fully take in the mammoth-sized debt payment this month! $5513 was put toward debt this month!
This is one of the largest debt payment months we’ve ever had, only rivaled by a few months around summer 2014 where our income really skyrocketed for a minute (before crashing down for awhile in 2015. The joys of a variable income).
You’ll see 2 higher payments, specifically:
- $3,800 went toward the car loan this month! This is insane!! We’ve had months this year where we’ve made less than this, total! We’re very thankful to have had a good month and be able to really knock the car loan debt in the mouth!
- Over $1,500 went toward student loans this month! This is WAY higher than my monthly minimums. But because my minimum payments don’t even cover my interest I’ve been trying to pay extra so I can continue reducing the principal. Also, I made a large payment toward Navient loan 1-06 this month to pay it off in full (Note, this figure also includes my payment to the balance transfer loan, which was originally a student loan).
Perhaps equally as exciting as this month’s stellar payments, I had a realization as I made October’s debt table.
If we’re able to continue making our expected debt payments (which is really contingent upon hubs’ income the next couple months), we will officially dip below the $100,000-mark in December!
That means in December we will simultaneously be reaching 3 insane milestones:
- We will officially pay off our car loan. This will make us consumer debt-freeeeeee!!!!!!
- We will have reached out 2015 financial goal of paying $30,000 toward debt this year.
- After nearly 2 hard years of chipping away at our debts, we will have finally rounded the corner and officially owe less than $100,000!!!!
I want to pinch myself! Only 2 months ago I was admitting defeat on my 2015 goals and now (eeek – fingers crossed!!!) we could be reporting some huge accomplishments in the next 2 months! How quickly the tide can change. I only hope and pray things remain on the ups!!