Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Big Birthday Payment!

Yesterday was the hubby's birthday and also my payday. I'm usually the one who initiates payments to the credit card but I thought that maybe he would like to do it this time. He jumped at the chance! He explained that since he doesn't really see the money, sometimes it feels like he's just getting paid but it goes nowhere. This way, he got to see (and feel) first hand where the money goes.

We made a payment of $1863.94! I try to send as much as I can when I get paid. I've been doing "1 penny balancing", rather than zero based for some reason. I guess I'm kind of paranoid that the account will suddenly close or something if there is no balance at all. (Silly thought, since I worked at a bank and I know it won't....)

This payment is in addition to the $700 we sent last week. We are on a roll! 3 more pay periods and card #2 will be a distant memory.

I can't wait!


  1. Wow!!! That's a huge payment! Feels awesome doesn't it?! :)

  2. I am a new reader. Happy Birthday to Hubby and go girl!!! That is a nice payment.

  3. Holy moly Louise, that's a huge whack of cash to the ol' credit card - you are beating it into submission! I love to hear about these successes - it's so motivating! And great to get hubby involved - Michael just hands me a check every month - he has no interest in financial matters though because of my influence he now is saving.

  4. Wow! Thats a great payment! good on you!

  5. You are doing an amazing job. Keep up the diligent work. You will be so FREE when it is all over. We went through the same things a couple of years ago and have never been happier since living debt free!!!