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Sara161616 in Naperville is doing 24 things including…

pay off credit cards

81 cheers


Sara161616 has written 21 entries about this goal

Oh the holidays...

Despite this shopping season which has been difficult to resist, I’ve kept my purchases manageable, and I scheduled two payments today. When they net with my current balances, my new debt will be $600. I think I can finish this off in a couple months. That’s pretty darn cool.

Almost there

Made another payment of $300 today. Debt down to $716.34. Cannot wait to be done with this goal!

Made another payment

Current credit card debt: $1,032.70

Current cc debt

Made a significant payment.

Current Chase balance: $1,190.45

Current cc debt

I’ve made a few smallish payments this week so my current credit card balance is now $1509.57.

What I've put on the cards this week

10/29/08 Wendy’s: $3.23
11/2/08 CVS Pharmacy: $27.23
11/3-11/7 Wendy’s: $15.06

Pretty good week: $45.52

What I've put on the cards this week

10/26 Borders book signing: $27.51
10/26 Dinner at Quartino’s after book signing: $16.22
10/28 Electric bill: $48.76
10/29 Wendy’s: $3.23

Total: $95.72

Paid off

the Commerce card. yay!!

All I have left is Chase.


I went ahead and made another payment of $550

to my Commerce card, and $27.51 to my Chase card. So, my new balances are…

Commerce: $299.79
Chase: $1518.13

Drumroll…please: $1817.92

happy happy happy!

What I've put on the cards this week

On the chase cards I just made 3 charges:

10/21 – Dvd, $5.89

10/21 Petsmart (a cat’s gotta eat) – I also did make 2 impulse purchases there, cat treats, and a cat toy. – $36.99

10/23 Walgreens – I went in there to get a 2 for 1 special on an herbal supplement, and then also made some impulse purchases: socks and such, more cat toys(yah they’re set for awhile), gloves, and that’s all I can remember – $46.29

Total for the week: $89.17

Sara161616 has gotten 81 cheers on this goal.


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