Good For YOU! Debt free is wonderful. I highly recommend it. What I noticed is that as I got more serious about my budgeting/cash flow planning for each paycheck, I "found" money I could throw at my CC debt AND I started picking up extra side jobs that went totally towards the debt.
BTW: CONGRATULATIONS on the DWR time!!! That wind was fierce coming across the lake at us miles 13 - 18 UGH!!!! I'm so proud of you and I'm sure your future run and triathalon are going to go supremely well!
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"No man in the wrong can stand up to a man in the right who keeps on a-comin." - Texas Rangers
Yeah- I have one card I hope to pay off in the next two months, and then a huge balance on another I need to chip away. I think I made a good start in this last half of the year, making some small changes to daily activities (eating out less, etc.). One thing I am particularly proud of, is not adding any more debt to the credit cards from Christmas presents! I've had problems with that over the past holiday seasons.
2010 Goals: 1. Free State Trail Marathon - April 24, 2010 - Done! 2. Fall Marathon - TBA 3. 125 lbs by December 31, 2010
I am in the same boat. We have so much credit card debt and we need to buy a new car. So my goal is to get rid of at least 50% of my families debt in 2009.
One thing I did and it seems to be working so far is that on my smallest card the min monthly payment was $20. I paid $50 every 2 weeks when we got paid. I paid that card off in 3 months and then took that $50 every 2 weeks and added it to what I was already paying on the next smallest card. So far we have paid off 2 cards in 6 months and are almost to the point of paying off our third card. After that the balances are quite large and it will be a while before they are paid off but I am working hard on it.
current weight: 158.9
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We'll be starting a thread soon for credit card reduction for 2009. Be looking for it, & also check out the daily successes & frustrations thread! Becoming debt-free can be a time-consuming adventure, but it's worth it!
Donna (Upstate NY)
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