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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

October was a great month for debt reduction, and it brought me to a very significant breakthrough (and we all know those have been far and few between lately). I have finally made it to the halfway point on the principal owed of my Parent PLUS loans! Part of me is jumping up and down ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Nov 13 2018 @ 3:20 PM
Parent PLUS debt down: $1,530.10 Bank of America Balance Transfer debt down: $1,580.87 Mortgage lowered:  $222.04 Overall debt reduction:  $3,333.01 I hate those months when I say things like, “Dang!  I should’ve paid .32 cents more toward my debt so my number would be more cool!” Not complaining about October’s progress, though.  It was the ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Nov 02 2018 @ 11:04 AM
  Here are the numbers broken down: Assets increase:            $ (1,675.17) Debt decrease:             $   2,599.50 Net increase:                $      924.33 Current Net Worth:      $236,254.81 Not a good month in the asset column, but as ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 9:47 AM
My budgeted payment toward my Bank of America Balance Transfer for Parent PLUS loans today was $490.84, but instead this happened… Don’t act like you’ve never done it before 😀     ...
Posted: Oct 05 2018 @ 10:53 AM
Parent PLUS debt down: $498.55 Bank of America Balance Transfer debt down: $1,950.00 Mortgage lowered:  $221.32 Overall debt reduction:  $2,669.87 After a disappointing August, September was much better for debt reduction. I was able to throw $2,838.89 toward all the tuition loans, which isn’t too bad.  This came from my budgeted payments plus $1,000 extra ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Oct 05 2018 @ 10:08 AM
Here are the numbers broken down: Assets increase:            $  8,350.85 Debt decrease:             $     579.80 Net increase:                $   8,930.65 Current Net Worth:     $235,330.48 Over $235k – yay! As has been the case over the last few ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Sep 26 2018 @ 12:23 PM
Here’s the backstory in case you’ve missed any parts: Operation Safety Net Operation Safety Net 2 Operation Safety Net 2 Update And today will hopefully be the last update on this ridiculously melodramatic topic. Last night, as the boyfriend and I were finishing dinner with his 4 kids, the interloper came into the dining room ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Sep 25 2018 @ 9:55 AM
It just keeps getting better… Friday night, the boyfriend and I were sitting in our living room, and the interloper (our uninvited houseguest) came in and sat down. She began talking about her son’s girlfriend being completely destitute since the son left for the Air Force this week.  “I don’t know if you noticed, but I ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Sep 24 2018 @ 10:59 AM
Finally!  It’s been a hot minute (or 10) since I was able to write those words.  I think the last time I did was in May when I wrote about breaking into the $80,000 range.  It’s been a slow road since then, which was predicted after I started a new debt strategy in March.  So, even though this ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Sep 21 2018 @ 6:04 PM
I am of the firm belief that the majority of people in this world talk a lot of shit but most of the time they are all bark and no bite.  They don’t follow through on what they profess they are going to do. That’s ok.  I’ve learned that people lack integrity in general – ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Sep 17 2018 @ 1:22 PM

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