Category Archives: Progress Report

State of the Paydown – 2014

Day 258 | $17,274.17 paid | $54,801.41 to freedom It’s time to analyze exactly where I am at and what needs to happen in order to get to the finish line. $55,231.08 left in principal to go (prior a $500 … Continue reading

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Progress Report: December ’13

Day 245 | $16,794.50 paid | $55,281.08 to freedom Merry Christmas Eve!  And a late Happy Festivus!  Let’s air some grievances! Car repairs.  I hate car repairs so much.  In the last month I have spent $300 on my car.  … Continue reading

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Spending Report – November ’13: Weathering the Storm

In my little college town of Ann Arbor, rental rates have been a huge topic as a new luxury apartment building prepares to open.  What’s a new 2-bedroom apartment in this swanky building with a Google walkability rating of 95 … Continue reading

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Progress Report: November ’13

Day 216 | $16,087.54 paid | $55,988.04 to freedom Annual Milestone #1 met!  216 days ago I set the goal of paying down $5000 in principal of my student loans before the end of the year.  Now, one month before … Continue reading

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Progress Report: October ’13

Day 185 | $15,394.01 paid | $56,681.57 to freedom Soccer season is over.  A regional loss and suddenly my afternoons gain an extra two hours, even if it is only for so long.  September and October as a high school … Continue reading

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Progress Report: September ’13

Day 157 | $14,690.81 paid | $57,384.77 to freedom Finally!!!  I am so sick of having my routines upended by the government’s far too frequent decisions to change my student loan servicer.  My September payments have finally processed and I … Continue reading

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Spending Report – August ’13: Pumped Up Kicks

Blog Note: It looks like my new loan servicer is at it again. Even though I’m theoretically far ahead on my student loan repayment plan, auto-pay is going to deduct the specified amount monthly.  What that means is that I … Continue reading

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