I couldn’t wait to blog about this: we paid off two bills in the last week! I’m so happy — can you tell? Just an update about what’s happening in my life: I had a horseback riding accident last Friday. Talk about bummer. Needless to say, my stressful week at work did not end with the fun trip Scott and I had planned for the last couple of months. To bypass the accident and go right to our debt update skip ahead to the fifth paragraph.
So, it’s been a while since I posted about our journey to less debt (and hopefully debtless). I figured now is a good time for an update. Ideally, I’d like to post about it on a monthly basis but it would probably be more realistic if I made quarterly updates. This is something I find myself passionate about because I absolutely HATE being in debt! Before I got married (and had to buy a new car) I enjoyed minimal debt. The only debts I had when Scott and I were first married were my student loan and a single credit card.
I found a really cool website called Undebt.it. As you know, Scott and I are working to get rid of our debt (you can read about that here). According to The Simple Dollar the average American household carries about $7k in credit card debt alone. You guys, think about auto loans, student loans, and other miscellaneous debts on top of $7k in credit card debt — that’s absolutely crazy!
As my maternity leave winds down, I’m trying to get things in order so that our ship can continue on. We’ve had to make some adjustments this past month because Scott lost his job. It’s so easy to see the negative in the situation but we’re focusing on the positive. For one, he lost his job by being honest. Two, he’s taking time to work on his spirituality (and the family’s), as well as expand his ministry. And three, we won’t have to worry about childcare while he’s off.