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Net Worth Statement – August 2016 (and why we spent our Net Worth away)
Personal Finance

Net Worth Statement – August 2016 (and why we spent our Net Worth away)

If you track how your Net Worth is progressing month over month, you may consider¬†how each purchase may¬†affect your Net Worth results at the end of the month. I know I do. And if you’re trying to stick to a pretty tight budget, you may be on a Cash Diet to avoid overspending on your…

Net Worth Statement – August 31, 2016 (and why we spent our Net Worth away) was originally published on Unchained 55

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Net Worth Statement – July 31, 2016
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Net Worth Statement – July 31, 2016

Spending in July Ever since we paid off our debt back in June, I’m embarrassed to admit that we’ve let our spending creep back up. We stopped¬†going to the bank to withdraw cash for our Crash Cash Diet which we had started back in January in an attempt to curb our spending and get out…

Net Worth Statement – July 31, 2016 was originally published on Unchained 55

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Should we save for our child’s post-secondary education?
Budgeting / Children / Education / Saving money

Should we save for our child’s post-secondary education?

The discussion around the dinner table a few nights ago started with Mr. Unchained’s simple question: When is one considered an adult? To his annoyance, I replied that it depended entirely on the situation. Despite his urging to just give him a number, I said that it depended on the given situation and the individual’s…

Private: Should we save for our child’s post-secondary education? was originally published on Unchained 55

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How we paid off $16,000 of debt in 4 months
2016 goals / Debt / Personal Finance

How we paid off $16,000 of debt in 4 months

How we accumulated $16,000 worth of debt There were two major components to our debt. The first, which was the major focus for us, was our Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). We started off the year with a balance of $14,777.04, which was an accumulation and result of: Me not having worked for about…

How we paid off $16,000 of debt in 4 months was originally published on Unchained 55

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Net Worth Statement – May 31, 2016
Net Worth / Personal Finance

Net Worth Statement – May 31, 2016

(Oops, this post is a little late – thank you first trimester pregnancy! Also, is it just me, or are jellyfish the most hypnotically beautiful creatures ever?!) Ever since we learned of my pregnancy, our progress with our debt repayment has slowed¬†way¬†down, mostly because I’ve stopped working¬†any overtime. The exhaustion is real my friends (and… … Continue reading

Even baby steps are steps in the right direction…
2016 goals / 2016 progress updates / Personal Finance

Even baby steps are steps in the right direction…

Ever since we found out I was pregnant just over 3 weeks ago, it seems like our progress on paying off our Home Equity Line of Credit debt has come to a screeching halt. Although that’s not¬†technically true, in the last 3 weeks, we’ve only averaged a debt payment of $380.59 weekly, quite a bit…

Even baby steps are steps in the right direction… was originally published on Unchained 55

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