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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

Parent PLUS debt down: $15,523.86 Mortgage lowered:  $0 Overall debt reduction:  $15,523.86 Parent PLUS debt remaining: $18,999.94 Parent PLUS projected payoff: August 2020 That’s not a typo, friends, those are real numbers.  Probably my most epic debt reduction month ever!  And here’s how it happened: Typical payment:  $2,283.75 Sold a car:  $3,400 Annual gift:  $10,000 ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Jan 01 2020 @ 12:59 PM
Quite a bit has happened since the boyfriend and I broke up.  As you recall, I was letting him live in my house for free until he could get his own place.  Well… When I wrote that post, he was leaving for a camping trip that we had planned for almost a year.  He had ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Dec 13 2019 @ 2:21 PM
Wow, I haven’t been able to type those words in a very long time – March of 2018, to be exact!  That was when I decided to do a balance transfer on a couple of my Parent PLUS loans, and then I spent 15 months paying that off in order to take advantage of the ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Dec 11 2019 @ 1:41 PM
Parent PLUS debt down: $2,749.82 Mortgage lowered:  $913.38 Overall debt reduction:  $3,663.20 Parent PLUS debt remaining: $34,523.80 Parent PLUS projected payoff: October 2020 Not a bad month, overall.  I’m in love with seeing how tiny that Parent Plus 5 is getting! In fact, I love everything about how my finances are going right now, even ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Dec 02 2019 @ 11:08 PM
Today is a brand new VERY BIG net worth milestone for me! $300,000 Did you see that??? Just in case you missed it: THREEEEEE HUNDRED THOUSAAAANDDD I’ve been hovering just under for a few weeks now, so I’ve been checking my mint.com account a lot. Even this morning, I was still under. On a whim, ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Nov 26 2019 @ 7:09 PM
Three years ago this month, still reeling from a wicked turn of events in my life, I started hanging out with a new group of friends.  They were all about my age, and ran at a pace of drinking and dancing and stuff that I found dizzying but loved.  Through that groups of friends, I met ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Oct 03 2019 @ 10:47 AM
Parent PLUS debt down: $5,609.99 Mortgage lowered:  $230.05 Overall debt reduction:  $5,839.51 Parent PLUS debt remaining: $38,556.35 Parent PLUS projected payoff: November 2020 Finally, some decent progress last month!  As I mentioned, September was bonus month, and I didn’t blink twice before sending my entire bonus toward debt reduction.  It’s possible this wasn’t the smartest ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Oct 01 2019 @ 2:42 PM
Today is the day I wait for all year:  the day we receive our annual bonus at work! Last year’s bonus was only about the size of a typical paycheck, definitely the worst I’ve ever received.  And I needed new tires, so there wasn’t much left to put toward my Parent PLUS loans. The year ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Sep 13 2019 @ 5:20 PM
Here are the numbers broken down: Assets increase:            $     8,275.65 Debt decrease:             $       2,410.15 Net increase:                $    10,685.80 Current Net Worth:      $ 291,500.52 I’ve been feeling down for months because it ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Aug 05 2019 @ 10:25 AM
Parent PLUS debt down: $2,199.92 Mortgage lowered:  $228.57 Overall debt reduction:  $2,428.49 Did anyone do the math?  My Parent PLUS loan total is now in the $45k range!  $45,983.13, to be exact.  (Yes, I am a dork and paid $50 extra to get it under $46k). My current target is the Parent PLUS 5 loan…$13,368.62 ... [Read more...] ...
Posted: Aug 01 2019 @ 9:24 AM

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