3rd Quarter Financial Update

I fell off the blogging wagon about six months ago while I was in the middle of preparing for my wedding back in April, finishing up a real estate class I took through the local university, and getting hammered by work. Here’s a third quarter update on my progress towards achieving my financial goals for…

April 2014 Debt Update

Big news this month on two fronts. I got married and finished paying off my student loans. The wedding went better than I could have ever asked. She said, “I do” and now we are living happily ever after. A big part of that living happily ever after means that we are now living without…

March 2014 Debt Update

Another month has passed, and another student loan has bitten the dust. I now have two $200 per month payments that I’m never paying again, allowing me an extra $400 per month to throw the remainder at my student loans. And the debt snowball continues to roll on. At this point, I’ve started paying more…

February 2014 Debt Update

This was a benchmark month for me. I paid off more debt this past month than any other thus far. It was all made possible via a larger than expected tax refund I received. When it comes to filing my taxes I’m always johnny on the spot. I have a mental list of the documents…

January 2013 Debt Update

I wanted to start off 2014 with a bang, and so with some of the leftovers from December, my Christmas bonus, and everything else I had to spare I dropped a bomb on my student loans. In one fell swoop I paid off over 10% of what I had left. Wow that felt good. So…

December 2013 Debt Update

December this year in Seattle has turned into a pretty chilly one. We have had almost a week straight of days where they high has remained below freezing, rare for Seattle. And to make things even less enjoyable, we haven’t got to enjoy any snow at all. if it is going to be this cold…

November 2013 Debt Update

Good news! This month I hit 13% equity in my rental house, now I’ve only got 7% to go before the PMI drops off. Progress is slow and steady, and thus far going according to plan. I’m counting down the days until my debt looks like this: Student Loans Remaining: $23,026.74 (-$490.76) Rental House Mortgage:…