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Every two weeks I will be sharing my debt payment progress report with you. I’ll share my new debt total and some of the things I have done to make this happen. It will help me record my journey and it will also help me to stay motivated!
Debt payment progress report – my new total!
As of October 19th 2018 my new debt total is £15,020.18 (My starting debt total was £16,814.29)
That means that in the last two weeks I have paid off £208.72. My new total debt payment to date is now £1794.11, which I have calculated to equate to 10.6% of my debt total. (I should note that I have paid in more than this, however some money has gone straight to interest). The following debts now remain:
- Loan One £6883.18
- Loan Two £5759.59
- Credit Card One £0 (still makes me so happy!)
- Credit Card Two £2377.41
As the weeks go by I can really feel my debt payments picking up speed. Not only have I been busier with work but as my debt total goes down my interest payments go down with it, making it easier to battle each month. It feels like yesterday that I was crossing the £16k mark and paying off my first £1000 so to be inches away from reaching £15k feels incredible.
I’ve noticed a change in myself as well as I’ve been making this progress. Firstly, mood has lifted a great deal. Being able to cover all of my payments without stress (thanks to my budget) has removed all money related stress. Of course my emergency fund helps a great deal too!
My spending habits have improved too. Whilst in the past I wouldn’t have thought twice about picking something up in the shops that was “just a tenner”, I question every purchase now and as a result I am spending a lot less. No spend days are helping this a lot too of course. You can read about these in my goals for the month if you’re not sure what they are.
When I first started my debt free journey I wasn’t too sure where to find this momentum that everyone was talking about. I didn’t get the “excitement” of paying off debt that everyone in the debt free community kept talking about. It’s debt for goodness sake, how can you be excited?!
I get it now. I’m driven with momentum and the excitement of becoming debt free and it feels wonderful!
You can find my previous reports here.