Almost like a burst of energy as we travel along this long road to financial freedom!
Good things have happened here at A Dime at a Time this week. No matter how big or small, I like to take a moment and be thankful for the financial wins that come our way.
- It seemed like it was never going to happen, but the first balance transfer finally went through! While it did cost us 3%, we now have 21 months of interest-free months to pay this bad boy off.
- We added another $50 in Lowes gift cards to our snow blower fund. We now have $225 saved towards this purchase. I feel this is also a good learning lesson as it is teaching us to save for a goal. In the past, we would have whipped out a credit card and paid for it for the next umpteen years.
- After fees and shipping, I made $27 on eBay. Not as much as I’d hoped for, but every bit helps. I relisted a few items, so hopefully, I’ll be able to add to those earnings.
- Paid another $500 towards the debt we are currently snowballing. I often tend to get overly ambitious and drain our account far lower than it probably should be. With two checks coming this week, I decided to go for it. With the way credit card interest is calculated, doing so will also save us some money. The money earns next to nothing in our checking account, so it may as well go towards paying off our debt.
This journey to get debt free sure feels like a long one. It is one with a lot of ups and downs and one that also, at times, can feel very monotonous. I guess it wouldn’t be much of a journey or learning lesson if it were all easy. Like with many things in life, I am sure there will come the point when I can look back and say that while it felt like it took forever, it wasn’t as bad as I made it out to be. Meanwhile, I’ll do my best to enjoy the journey, no matter what comes our way!
How is your week going so far?