Monday, March 15, 2010

Goodbye, Debt!

Like many people, Mr. R and I are getting aggressive in getting rid of debt. I don't know if ya'll remember my post from a few months ago when I tried to cancel my credit card. It was HARD! They really tried hard to keep me as a customer (or keep my money, as it really should be known as) but I prevailed and did cancel it. Now, we are on the verge of receiving our tax refund in approximately 6-8 weeks. It is not a huge amount, considering we have three children: $2300. Honestly, I'm glad it's not a huge amount. That means we weren't giving the government free money throughout the year. I need that money! Have you seen teenage boys eat? AI YI YI.

Anyway, $2300. A nifty amount. And we are doing the most boring possible thing with it. PAYING OFF TWO DEBTS. I know, I know, we're MANIACS! Goodbye, laptop payment. Goodbye, washer and dryer payment. It was not nice to know you. Now goodbye, and don't let the door hitcha where my foot shoulda kicked ya. (Gosh, I'm clever.)

I think we might have enough left to go out to dinner or something with the rest. Without the kids. After all, have you seen teenage boys eat? AI YI YI!!!


Jennifer M. said...

Good job!! Getting out of debt is HARD! (It's much easier getting into debt! Lol.) Keep it up and soon you'll be free!!! :)

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

We're using most f our refund to pay down our last couple of debts, too.

We got back a bit more than you guys, (quite a bit more which means we loaned the gov't. too much money because we still ended up having paid a fair amount of taxes!)

Guess we need to re-evaluate withholdings, huh?

Sarah R said...

Thanks Jennifer! We're trying hard.
Terry, you have 6 kids! Of course you got a refund. But yes, watch that withholding!

Ashley Louise said...

Thanks for the comment!

Good job! I work Fo my dad in his Bankruptcy Law Office and man I wish more people would make an effort to try an pay off some debts. The problem is when people start paying one credit card with another credit card and then they get so swamped they can't get out. I'm glad to see people working to try and get out themselves and put an end to their cycle of debt!

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