I paid off my debt! I am debt free! All $53,000 left of my student loans are gone!
Ha, I wish. April Fools. It’s nice motivation to actually practice writing that, though. March wasn’t as stellar as I expected. I ended up going out more than I should and enjoying life a lot. Not that that’s a bad thing, I’ve had a lot of fun, and have been working my tail off, but sad to say my going out budget was an epic failure. It’s the only real area that I ever fail at, because let’s face it my luxuries are pretty lean. I never buy clothes or makeup, spend almost nothing on transportation and entertainment and it’s just so easy to justify a meal or drink out. This is especially true when you’ve worked 26 days in a row without a break!
I’m glad to report for my sanity that this weekend I slept in, cleaned, wrote, went for a bike ride, watched movies at home and overall just reveled in being productively lazy.
Now, it’s April 1st and I am motivated to get back to kicking ass. I have to admit, I am so inspired by Budget and the Beach’s challenge to not drink or go out to eat for 30 days. I really want to join in, as I know this is my only problem area. To be honest, I am even scared to write it though, because I feel like I am setting myself up for failure. I don’t have a problem with alcohol or food, but I absolutely love a nice cocktail or meal. Also, I have several birthdays coming up and it just takes one long day at work and being unprepared with lunch for me to go out. It’s so easy to fail! I guess that means I just need to work harder. I am going to give it a try.
Now, to the awesome fascinating numbers:
Job income: $1,297
Side hustle income: $423
Debt Paid off in March: $1,150
I spent about $800 total on rent, groceries, laundry and going out more than I’d like. As you can see, with those numbers, it’s a pretty tight ship! Not much room for leeway, unless I am willing to further deplete my savings, which I am not. I am happy that I was able to pay off $1,150 in debt, but let’s be real; it’s not as impressive as my valiant efforts of throwing about 2k per month in January and February. However, my contract is ending in 5 weeks and I am getting more nervous and want to prepare myself and continue to hustle. I have two more interviews this week, which is a good sign! The previous position I interviewed for, I haven’t heard a peep from, so I am just writing that one off. Also, I am still waiting on $450 in checks from side hustles.
Hopefully April will be a better month for income, debt payoff and hopefully job success! Cheers to that….um, actually, I am not drinking, so cheerio! lifts up pinky and drinks tea