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All of a sudden we have arrived in a brand new year. It has been almost an entire month since I last did a debt payment progress report. After I got caught up in the festive season I decided to just ride the wave instead of fighting against it. I took a break from writing, but not from my debt journey. Let me catch you up on where I am now!
My new total!
As of February 8th 2019 my new debt total is £14,160.07 (My starting debt total was £16,814.29)
That means that since I last updated you two weeks ago I have paid off £112.67 My new total debt payment to date is now £2654.22, which I have calculated to equate to 16% 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 £6236.92
- Loan Two £5679.79
- Credit Card One £0
- Credit Card Two £2243.36
We’re already into the second month of the year and time is slipping away. I cannot believe how quickly the weeks are passing now. In saying that, I am please to report that so far things are going well for 2019 and I’m in line with my goals. Freelancing work has remained busier than it was at the end of last year and it looks like it might stay this way for a while yet. Of course, I won’t be getting complaisant. My intention is to find one or two more clients, ideally, to help boost my hours.
One or two small ebay sale have also helped contribute to my payments over the last two weeks. I always say that the pennies add up and small things like selling unwanted items and surveys do help me out. My listings are running low now so I’m going to go through my wardrobe and have another clear out. With any luck I can find another 10 to 20 items that I can list and hopefully boost February’s payments a bit more!
After a couple months off from goal setting I also took the time earlier this week to set myself some goals for the month. You can read them in detail here. Mostly, I just want to get my head down and push on with work but I’ve also added a “treat” in there. Like most people paying off debt I’m in it for the long haul and as motivated as I am, it can be a bit of a downer to constantly be throwing every penny at loans. In February I’m going to make a point of treating myself to something small to keep me going. Maybe just a nice lunch, that would do the trick!