August Mortgage Payoff Status
We were able to get one step closer to our goal for the month of August, we took off one more piece! Since we use the money made last month to budget for this month’s bills, this was difficult because we were in Lake Tahoe for 7 days. Since I’m per diem, if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. Luckily I was able to work 6 partial work days the week before we left, so that helped out a little bit.
About a month ago, TLC sent me a message asking me if I was interested in trying out for their show: “Extreme Cheapskates.” Is it just me or is there a negative connotation associated with the word “cheapskate?” I prefer the words: frugal, thrifty, budget-savvy……but cheapskate? I don’t know. Has anyone seen this TV show and can give my husband and I some insight? I’m not sure if reality TV is my calling; I think I’d prefer to sit behind the computer where you can’t see me, and blog in my PJ’s while having an ice cream sundae. So much cozier.
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. We are still on track to pay this thing off on November 29, 2013.
In the beginning: June 2011
August 2013: 1 piece removed, only 7 more to go!!!!!!!
Money Challenges: I’m hoping to save up enough of my recreation money to buy a new or used Canon Rebel to take better pictures for my blog. Besides Craigslist, anyone know where I can buy a decent quality, used camera?
I’m hoping to be sharing pictures of our latest frugal vacations sometime this week.
Question for you: How much would you, or have you sacrificed for your financial freedom?
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