This month we decided to put our focus on bringing our savings back up to where it should be. After many unexpected expenses in February, we needed to put all of our extra cash into our savings accounts for those "Oh no..." moments and as of today we have successfully done so!
While saving this month, we still continued our snowball which means we paid a little over $400 onto our current bill. We are working on the first of two credit cards which has a minimum payment of only $75. So that $400 is a combination of three payments: Keri's old student loan payment of $52, the old CPI payment of $275 (from our car insurance debacle), and Dylan's minimum monthly card payment of $75.
At this rate we have 6 months left to pay the full card balance, though we are hoping to start throwing extra cash on again in April. Hopefully we can move onto bill #4 by September or sooner!
Even though March was more about saving than attacking the snowball we were able to take our total debt paying years down to 8.6 years and our total debt dollars down to $116,928. Don't forget we started at 25+ years and $122,665. So we have paid $5,727 on our debt since December. We try not to think about all the rad things we could buy with $5,727. So many things.
We're also taking steps to increase our extra income. From manning The Danger Booth to Dylan dressing up as the Easter Bunny for the annual Huron Village Easter Egg Hunt that Keri's store does. Made a whopping $50.00! Totally worth it.