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May Mortgage Payoff Status

June 3, 2013

We were only able to take off one piece of our debt for the month of May, but one is definitely better than none! We are so excited because we can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel!  We are hoping to have only 5-6 more months left until we are done!!!

If you are new to this blog, this is our visual aid for our mortgage payoff.  Every black piece represents a sum of money towards our debt. We take a piece off every time we reach the dollar value of a black piece.

In the beginning: June 2011

Mortgage debt visual aid.

April 2013: 3 pieces removed

Visual aid tool for mortgage

May 2013: One piece removed!!!

May mortgage payoff


We are camping right now.  I’m currently sitting at the local hotspot in Curry village, Yosemite,  because it’s the only place I can get a connection. I had all these fantasies that I would get up early every morning, have breakfast,  and make a blog post here, but the wifi is very unreliable. We are in Yosemite Valley, in the middle of a bunch of glaciers and God’s creation, so I’m ok with the fact that the internet is almost obsolete here.

Recreation money: I spent way more than I was hoping to, yet again. I did spend my money on something other than food:  I purchased the piano sheet music to Mumford and Sons, “I will wait.”  It’s a great song!  I listen to it at least once a day.

Money obstacles: We had to budget for our week-long camping getaway, which is always a frugal trip.  However,  it’s still extra that we could have been putting toward our mortgage.  I see it is a major investment into our marriage, which is worth far more than paying off the mortgage a little sooner.

Smoochie Smoochie

Smoochie Smoochie

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!



4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2013 10:49 am

    Well done you two!! I can’t believe how fast you are paying it down. Did you ever say how much your mortgage was from the start? Keep up the great work.. you’ve got it n the palm of your hands. CHeers

  2. June 3, 2013 12:05 pm

    That is pretty incredible how close you are. Congratulations and go out and enjoy the glaciers 🙂

  3. June 4, 2013 8:18 pm

    I’m loving watching your mortgage disappear! Soon!!! Congrats on removing a piece this month 🙂

  4. June 7, 2013 9:28 am

    This is truly an awesome project and you both have made some great progress…. Congratulations!! 🙂

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