Sunday, June 12, 2011

Debt Paydown Update

Here's where we are in our debt paydown:

Starting amount: $65,798.23

Amount paid off: $18,568.71 (since November, 2009)

Amount left: $47,139.52

Still a long ways to go, and I think we would be further along, but we are setting some money aside in case the state budget cuts keep coming closer to my husband's job.  Also, we are paying cash to connect to the sewer (I've never been happy about this one, but it's mandatory).  We are still plugging away with a payment of $740. 02 towards our current debt, and it feels so good!

May Grocery Totals

Well, I have nothing to report for this month since my receipts got thrown out right in the middle of the month!  But, I do know that I came in under budget, since I had some money left over (yay!). 

It's the middle of June and I'm trying something different this month.  I'm taking out my $400 for groceries and household in $100 increments.  I'm not sure if I like it yet.  I will give it another month to see how it works out.  I will say this: I have to think through my purchases even more before I buy.

image credit: Bram Meijer/photoxpress