First....d'you see the difference in our debt from last month?? Almost $8,000!! Now, this is not going to be a monthly occurrence, or anything like that. But it was a good month! I like to think of it as my blizzard month, instead of just a few snowflakes, lol.
Can I get a cheer please? We paid off three, count 'em, three, debts since last report, and one small claims court settlement. All to the tune of about $9,000.00. Holy smokes! I can tell you that certainly has eased the pressure off our cash flow and allowed us to juggle some payments so that we can get our snowball effect started.
$18,994.22 vs. $16,124.93This month end report also marks an important milestone for us with our finances. As of this month, we have more money in assets (various savings and planned spending accounts) than we have debt. Technically, we could use all of our available money and pay this debt off once and for all. Of course that would leave us in a very precarious position, because we would have nothing to fall back on to pay for the upcoming bills that will be due in a few months time. We could probably do it, but I'm just not comfortable with it. So for now, it's enough just to know that we could do it.
On my Financial Goals Page, we have made progress on nearly every single line. All that is left to start working on are the 'wish list' type items. A buffer in the bank account and vacations. Items that we will start working on once we have made significant progress on the Emergency Fund and the EEE Account. Our Debts Paid In Full page has been filling up which makes us very happy!
And how are we going to celebrate our successes from this past month? We're going to a house party for Canada Day and buying a barbecue. Grocery shopping is going to be fun this month!
As always, your comments are appreciated.