@ArizonaTime Ha! I set up my savings accounts this way, too, only I'm using a different bank for my high yield account. And I'm *way* behind on emergency savings, unfortunately.
@ArizonaTime I've read the same thing on the PersonalFinance subreddit about closing cards. I'll keep my store cards open, and let them age while I work on paying off my remaining cards.
I have been waiting for this post since, um, last month's post! I paid off three cards - two store cards, and a Visa. All with embarrassingly low balances that I wonder why I didn't pay them off sooner. I think the trick is that I'm not using them anymore, or don't plan to unless there is a dire emergency that can only be solved by me buying lunch with one of my store cards. In which case, look for me to ask if I can submit that as a guest post in the near future.
Discovery Channel has a show called "Airplane Repo" that is pretty entertaining - http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=1.403.26106.38499.x.
You know that song is actually by Bobbie Gentry, right?
This is a fabulous story with a lovely happy ending. Congratulations and good luck to the both of you.