I didn’t realize it had been so long since I published a debt update. You can see my last one published in February here.
June, 2018 Debt Update
Here are my debt numbers as of yesterday. Despite limited income over the last few months, and primarily living off savings, I have stayed on track with paying off debt.
(as of 10/14/17)
|Student Loans||$34,375||2.88%||$0 (income based deferment)|
|Collections 3 (Ex-husband)||$4,953||6.25%||$246|
|Collections 2 (Apartment)||$499||$0|
|Summer Camp (2018)||$0||0.00%||$0|
|Taxes (State)||$0||0.00%||settled with refund for 2017|
I removed the debts that were previously settled. Since the February update, the kids’ summer camp was paid off and my VA state tax debt was settled with my 2017 refund.(Received word of this, this week – yeah!)
State and Federal Taxes
I had both VA and GA earnings so had to file in both states. I am still waiting on the GA results, but I anticipate a refund. Because I am a first time filer in GA, I had to file via paper and their website says it can take up to 9 weeks to hear anything.
I am also anticipating a federal tax refund. More on that once I hear from the IRS. (Because of the final year of the adoption tax credit, W2 job where I had more than required withheld and my estimated tax payments from my consulting business, I was well covered.)
Looking toward the Future
As I put in the comments yesterday, I have now contracted out full time hours with my consulting business. While some hours I only earn $17 per hour, the bulk of the hours are contracted at $40 per hour.
After I get a month under my belt, I will publish an anticipated budget. For now, as many BAD readers advised when I wrote about the unemployment benefits I was to receive, I am only spending the minimum on the monthly bills and saving the rest.
Once I get back on stable ground with all the new clients, I will begin with a new debt pay off plan. My first goal…pay off my single credit card!
Your advice has been invaluable these last four years, but most importantly the last few months. Doing at this debt update gave me a lot of hope that being debt free is not too far off.