As we say goodbye to the year 2013, Sallie & Perkins wanted to take a quick look at what they were able to accomplish in this roller coaster of a year. Looking back at all these numbers and adding things up felt like the end-of-the-year report card or an annual review at your employer… a little stressful, but at the end of it you felt more excited about what you're doing. June is the first month we really took control of our finances, started a strict budget and really focused our efforts on paying off as much debt as possible.
I have to say, looking at that number feels pretty freakin' good. When you factor in our minimum payments we made the 5 months prior to that, it would tack on about another $700, plus the remainder of Jared's car loan, an additional $1,000. That would put us over $15,000 paid off in debt in 2013!!!
While that is fantastic, we have tons of room to improve and have big plans for 2014. We didn't pay off much in December, as Christmas took a large chunk of our money and we didn't want to feel like we couldn't enjoy giving to our family and friends. We also received monetary gifts and work bonuses right at the end of this month which will all go towards a very large debt payment in January to start 2014 off right! Stay tuned for that!!
Don't forget- we're cohosting a no-spend January and we'd love to have you join in! You can check out our original post on it here, and then mark your calendar to post about your results on February 4th.
Wishing you ALL a very happy, safe New Year!!!