Thanks to a big boost from our federal tax return we had a stellar month (no thanks to UT state tax, lame-o). We were able to pay a whopping 27.4% of the original total. That means that after two months we have 59.4% of the total to go. And we were thinking it was a stretch to pay it by Dec. 31st! Bah! We've moved our new goal up to the hub's birthday, July 25th. Which, if we attain, we won't be together to celebrate for, due to family vacation reasons. BUT, I'm more than happy to celebrate over the phone, or Skype, or any way, in this case. With his income alone (which is our only constant cash flow at the moment) the numbers don't add up, but we're confident that things will work out, as long as we continue to assess wants and needs and keep trying to sacrifice.
This blog is dedicated to tracking the paying off of our student loan debt while being a stay-at-home mom and surviving on solely my husband's income. My goal is to stick to a $200/mo. food, drug store item, and diaper budget, while still eating organic fruits and veggies, and allowing ourselves allowance earned only through swagbucks. Impossible? Nigh. But there's power in positive thinking, and in helping others. We'll see what awaits, and it will be revealed on this blog. I anticipate learning very well the fine line between want and need,
and in getting creative when it comes to what I will call "need improvising", or providing for needs without actually purchasing some of them (some of which I may not mention to my husband, as I have been known to snag a perfectly good coupon from a stranger's recycle bin (not the cleanest one, I might add), and he made a disapproving face. What he doesn't know can't hurt him, and I imagine since this blog is dedicated to couponing and the like, he won't come near it). Let the fun begin.