29 Months Tracked
$ 38973 Paid Towards Debt
$ 15994 Debt Paid Off
100 %
Credit Cards Paid
70 %
Car Loan Paid
23 %
Bar Loan Paid

Below is the list of my Accountability Posts as well as my overall Debt Update. Please note, that my “Total Debt” includes all my debt including credit card debt, car loan, student loans, and a bar loan.

At the beginning, I separated out my consumer debt (credit card and car loan). Once my credit cards were paid off, I broke out my bar loan to be added to my Private loans (bar loan and car loan) which is why you see a difference moving throughout.

Looking at my "Private Debt" you see a lot more progress than in the “Total Debt”, the reason being I currently owe more on my student loans than when I started. I’m currently on an Income Based Repayment plan, and my payment doesn’t even cover the interest each month, allowing my loans to grow. To say I’m fighting an uphill battle would be extremely accurate, follow along (I could use all the cheerleaders I can get)

Month

Total Debt

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Private Debt

$270,190.63

$13,252.82

 

 

 

Month

Total Debt

Private Debt

$269,403.34

$13,545.62

$268,549.33

$13,840.09

$267,486.45

$14,044.51

$266,815.37

$14,104.89

$266,029.12

$14,591.92

$263,419.60

$14,661.12

$263,477.60

$14,719.60

$262,065.91

$14,857.36

$262,628.53

$15,418.98

$261,842.17

$15,695.93

$261,127.41

$15,783.56

$261,006.78

$16,131.87

$260,171.35

$16,227.66

$259,560.83

$16,714.28

$258,057.10

$17,045.34

$259,001.65

$18,684.82

$258,988.85

$19,314.23

$258,475.08

$19,499.71

$257,815.74

$19,752.43

$257,372.14

$19,935.25

$257,308.85

$20,589.18

$256,801.48

$20,875.63

$256,713.03

$21,206.55

$255,592.37

$11,507 

Does not include bar loan

$256,662.29

$12,540.57

$257,340.59

$13,609.50

$257,904.12

$14,671.41

$259,412.60

$17,387.20

$260,103.38

$18,293.17

$259,938.39

$18,964.22

Thanks for checking out my Debt Update Page. This blog all started as a way to stay accountable while paying off my debt and to share the personal finance knowledge I gained along my way to Debt Freedom. If you’re curious as to how I got to be in so much debt, you’re in luck I wrote a post:

Once Upon a Time I Knew Nothing About Personal Finance – My Journey from Clueless Law Grad to Personal Finance Blogger

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