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Paying Off Debt

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March 25, 2013


Paying Off Debt

It’s amazing how a routine Tuesday night can suddenly and dramatically become unroutine. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. The accident happened about a mile from my house, as I was coming home from a meeting. Both the other driver and I thought we had green lights. Since the police couldn’t locate any witnesses (kind of […]

May 14, 2012

Our Debt Story: An Update

Paying Off Debt

Last year I wrote about our debt story. In the first installment I wrote about where our debt came from. In the second, I explained where we were and what our plan was. At that time, we had two non-mortgage debts left: a business credit card balance and a home equity loan. As of this […]

March 27, 2012

Cash Back Rebates as Debt Snowflakes

Paying Off Debt

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had some debt snowflakes land in my inbox in the form of cash back rebates from my Christmas Shopping. Specifically, I made gift purchases at Fossil and Shutterfly and both offered cash back. (Note: Mr. Rebates (referral link) is my all-time favorite cash back site. I’ve been using […]

February 21, 2012

Debt Payoff Update

Paying Off Debt

In the last 14 months, we’ve paid off over $40,000 in non-mortgage debt. $44,513 to be exact. That number surprises even me. In fact, I pulled all the statements and re-checked the numbers on the spreadsheet just to be sure. That number doesn’t include our mortgage, which is on a 15 year payout. We paid […]

January 12, 2012