Monthly Archives: April 2013

April Debt Recap

In addition to paying the minimums on each of my student loans ($389), here’s how April broke down: Starting balance as of April 1: $3,061.61 Additional payments to smallest loan: $1,129.28 Principal: $1097.98      Interest: $31.12 Brings my smallest loan total down … Continue reading

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This weekend I…

Linking up with Syndal and Sar for another round of… …babysat Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. One of the families got an adorable new puppy so I was in love! …soaked up the sun and joined my dad in the … Continue reading

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Why Am I Getting Out of Debt?

In an effort to find my motivation, I did an exercise to really think about what getting out of debt means to me. In the short-term, it’s really so my meager income can afford basic living without paying $450/month for … Continue reading

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Finding Motivation

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Losing steam

When I first moved home and focused hard on getting out of debt I kept my expectations low, simply because of the unknown. How many babysitting jobs would I get? What would my budget look like? As time went on, … Continue reading

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Little Victories

Sometimes engagements end. Sometimes you have to pace yourself cancelling things. Sometimes it takes 4 months to split your family diamond from the beautiful engagement ring. Sometimes, though, you wake up one day and simply take care of it on … Continue reading

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

When I first moved to South Carolina back in 2010, I swore I would never return to live in the Midwest because of their awful winters – no joke, we just got another 6 inches of snow last night, April … Continue reading

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Taking a Field Trip

Last night I tried to take a mini vacation with a relaxing bubble bath to pretend there wasn’t another snowstorm happening outside. Come to find out we ran out of hot water while I was running the bath and it … Continue reading

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Our trip to Dallas – top 10!

One of my best friends, Lenka, moved to Dallas two years ago so Tanya and I hopped on a plane for a long weekend visit two weeks ago. Gotta recap! 10. The weather! Honestly, it wasn’t great for the high … Continue reading

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Cutting costs on the necessary things – the car edition

Owning a car comes with a lot of necessary, yet boring expenses. No one loves handing over money for high gas prices or maintenance when they could do something fun, like shop, but maybe that’s just me. When I only allow … Continue reading

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