How we paid off $16,000 of debt in 4 months

how we paid off $16,000 of debt in 4 months

How we accumulated $16,000 worth of debt There were two major components to our debt. The first, which was the major focus for us, was our Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). We started off the year with a balance… Continue Reading

Can this really be? We’re finally DEBT FREE!!!

we're finally debt free!!!

At 7:30 Friday morning, with one eye still shut, I logged into our bank account to check how much I’d been paid. Last week, I had calculated that as long as my take home pay was over $1,300, we’d have… Continue Reading

Net Worth Statement – May 31, 2016

Net Worth Statement - May 31, 2016

(Oops, this post is a little late – thank you first trimester pregnancy! Also, is it just me, or are jellyfish the most hypnotically beautiful creatures ever?!) Ever since we learned of my pregnancy, our progress with our debt repayment… Continue Reading

Even baby steps are steps in the right direction…

debt - May 28

Ever since we found out I was pregnant just over 3 weeks ago, it seems like our progress on paying off our Home Equity Line of Credit debt has come to a screeching halt. Although that’s not technically true, in the… Continue Reading

How pregnancy affects your finances

how pregnancy affects finances

Two weeks ago, we were on such a roll in getting our debt paid off. In the 5 weeks prior, we had paid off $8,293.87 of our debt ($4,183.96 had been our tax refund). We had gone from $14,777 at… Continue Reading

Changing our financial priorities – we’re having a baby!!!

changing financial priorities - we're having a baby!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might’ve seen that on Friday morning, I had a bit of a shock. Although I was convinced testing would be a waste, I figured I’d do it anyway so I could rest assured… Continue Reading

Weeks away from being Debt Free thanks to our Tax Refund!

HELOC - May 3

I don’t usually post updates on non-Pay Days but since my tax refund had finally come in as well, I couldn’t wait until Friday to update! My tax refund was actually quite similar to that of Mr. Unchained’s (which is… Continue Reading

Net Worth Statement – April 30, 2016

april net worth statement

I’m so pleased with our progress this month! Our Net Worth for April is $506,607.53, an increase of $8,366.63 since the March Net Worth Statement ($498,303.90). This is an even bigger increase than what we achieved last month ($5,779.72). Related: Net… Continue Reading

Disability Claims for Idiopathic Hypersomnia – Part II

Disability Claims for Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Part II

If you haven’t already read Part I of my saga (i.e. trying to get my disability claims approved for my Idiopathic Hypersomnia), head on over here first: Disability Claims for Idiopathic Hypersomnia – Part I Related: What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? (And… Continue Reading

How much do I need to save before going on maternity leave?

how much do I need to save before going on Maternity Leave?

We’ve been trying to conceive for about 6 months now so it’s getting more and more challenging to stay positive with every month that goes by. In an attempt to look on the “brighter” side, I wrote about 8 “positives”… Continue Reading