@Stina Hey, progress is progress is progress!
@tw0lle Sometimes you do have to treat yourself. I felt tremendously guilty about my gym membership ($49 a month) but it is the best thing I could have done for myself!
@RiffRandell I feel like lately, all the months are expensive!
@Allison After the number of Billfolders I've seen with pet emergencies this week, the savings account for a dog isn't a bad idea at ALL! I had a friend that put $X a month in an account that was set aside only for the dog. That always seemed like a good idea to me.
@Stina AH! You are totally right! Thanks for pointing that out! That's pretty exciting to me, so truly, thank you.
@Slapfight YAY TRIPLE DIGITS! I get so excited when things fall by a digit. It really feels like a huge accomplishment, and you should be proud!
@eatmoredumplings Ugh, that is the worst. I am hoping and praying that nothing breaks on the car this year, because I'd like to use our car maintenance fund on something else at the end of the year. Little to no progress is better than a step back, though!
@LookUponMyWorks YAY! That is so exciting! You're so close!
@highjump NORMALLY, I would be all "pay your student loan down first!" but... I hate roommates. I hate living with other people SO much that sometimes even living with my husband gets on my last nerve (and he's pretty close to perfect). I agree with @LookUponMyWorks- if you can swing it with just 1 roommate, it might be worth looking into for your sanity!
January 2014: $17,000 June 2014: $7686.06 July 2014: $6308.78 Woof, July. We paid off $1377.28 this month. We could have put $631.36 more toward the loan this month, but we've started working on expenses for husband's conference in October. I know its going to be a really worthwhile conference to go to (start of job searching season!), but it's still kind of a bummer. In THEORY, we should still be able to pay the student loan off by the end of the year, though. I cannot WAIT to start throwing this money into a Roth/Mutual fund instead. Big dreams, people, big dreams.