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Tainted Tiara

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Name:
Tainted Tiara
Category:
Debt
Tags:
debt reduction, net worth tracking, Parent Plus loans
Start Year:
2015

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Location:
Southeast, Michigan, United States
Age:
50s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Profession:
IT
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Latest Blog Posts

Happy Friday, y’all! While I love all Fridays, today is not quite as good as last Friday, when I hit two colossal milestones in my debt reduction journey. Every single ounce of debt I’ve incurred for girl child’s college education is GONE!  Yep, I paid off that balance transfer I took out last year ON TIME ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Jun 07 2019 @ 10:36 AM
I’ve been struggling a lot the last few months. I feel like I’ve lost my grounding, like I’m in the world’s biggest rut, just slowly churing my wheels waiting for all the things to start happening. I’ve lost interest in mostly everything, especially this debt payoff journey.  I’m hoping it’s caused by the eternal, rainy spring ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: May 13 2019 @ 11:34 AM
Here are the numbers broken down: Assets increase:            $     11,518.52 Debt decrease:             $       1,033.15 Net increase:                $      12,551.67 Current Net Worth:      $ 254,871.51 Net worth monthly reports seems a little ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Feb 13 2019 @ 11:47 AM
  Parent PLUS debt down: $769.47 Bank of America Balance Transfer debt down: $1,029.67 Mortgage lowered:  $224.19 Overall debt reduction:  $2023.33 Kind of a yawn as far as debt reduction goes, especially after December.  To be honest, I think I only had two worse months in all of 2018.  The main reason I paid less ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Feb 07 2019 @ 11:21 AM
This one kind of snuck up on me, especially with all of the boo-hoo’ing we’ve all been doing because of the markets lately.  But with a combination of December’s killer debt reduction and a slight upturn in the markets, this happened: I’m a quarter-millionaire!!! Actually, I’m more than a quarter-millionaire because mint.com doesn’t play nicely with ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Jan 11 2019 @ 5:33 PM
2018 was a great year for me!  I nailed my financial goals, traveled, and solidified relationships that are important to me. Here are all the stats I reported on last year: Total net worth increase:  $67,462.17 Asset increase:  $24,695.35 Debt decrease:  $42,766.82 Average net worth increase per month:  $2,057.95 Total amount paid toward Parent PLUS ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Jan 04 2019 @ 4:37 PM
Here are the numbers broken down: Assets increase:            $ (11,497.35) Debt decrease:             $   14,391.14 Net increase:                $     2,893.79 Current Net Worth:      $ 242,319.84 Unlike November’s net worth increase, I absolutely DO take credit for ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 10:15 AM
  Here are the numbers broken down: Assets increase:            $   7,355.34 Debt decrease:             $   1.675.86 Net increase:                $   9,031.20 Current Net Worth:      $239,426.05 Up over $9k…that sounds impressive, doesn’t it?  I wish I could take ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 10:02 AM
I had previously posted that I was down $7,399.29, which I now see was incorrect.  I was still down a bunch for that month, but I’m happy to report that it was only $5,859.96.  I had forgotten to adjust the amount for my mortgage balance, which hasn’t updated in Mint for about a year now due ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 9:49 AM
Parent PLUS debt down: $1,705.52 Bank of America Balance Transfer debt down: $10,983.06 Mortgage lowered:  $223.47 Overall debt reduction:  $12,912.05 How can something be so thrilling and horrifying at the same time? Thrilling because December once again afforded me an incredible opportunity to knock a huge chunk off my mountain of debt. Horrifying because I ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Jan 02 2019 @ 6:54 PM

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