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the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
19th Jan '13

we're hoping to be able to pay off one of our vehicles. also need to get some things for the new baby (have NOTHING to pass down since we thought we were done after #2). depending on what (if anything) is left over, we need some work done on my vehicle and so we'll get started on that.

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
19th Jan '13

Pay bills in advance and pay off SO's stupid tickets.

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
19th Jan '13

Oh yeah.. fix my car and/or find a cheap used car. Forgot about that.



No hair cut after all :lol:

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" We are. This will be our second paid off, ... [snip!] ... We did it too. We paid off almost 20k in CC debt and our car!!! Now we are working on our mortgage, I love it."


That is awesome. We started last year when DH lost his job(s). Such a weird time to start, I suppose, but it opened our eyes to things. It took a slow start due to that, but now that he's in a good stable job it's much better! This is our first "big" payoff, and we only have two after this! Thankfully we never let ourselves go THAT far in debt, but nonetheless, we want it gone.

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" We are. This will be our second paid off, ... [snip!] ... We did it too. We paid off almost 20k in CC debt and our car!!! Now we are working on our mortgage, I love it."


That's intense! Congrats!

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" That is awesome. We started last year when DH lost his job(s). Such a weird time to start, I suppose, ... [snip!] ... and we only have two after this! Thankfully we never let ourselves go THAT far in debt, but nonetheless, we want it gone. "


What's the method?

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
19th Jan '13

Well we will be getting back 9k and I will use it to buy expensive unnecessary shit till it's gone then b***h and moan about how broke I am.



I'm kidding. We are using it to move into our own place and pay off the rest of our debts.

~a girl and a boy~ 2 kids; Iowa 55432 posts
status 19th Jan '13

Depends on how much we get. But, we will probably put some towards my credit card, my SO credit card and the rest in savings.

Monique and Dominic's mom 2 kids; Wyoming 2768 posts
19th Jan '13

Pay bills, bills and more bills. No fun money for us this year. :(

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sassy chef:</b>" We are. This will be our second paid off, ... [snip!] ... We did it too. We paid off almost 20k in CC debt and our car!!! Now we are working on our mortgage, I love it."


that's awesome! We just started the Dave Ramsey classes last week, but I've already found errors in our budgeting. I don't really have debt (except school), but I hope that by following this I won't accumulate any either!



Edited :We not We're

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:" What's the method?"


A general overview..



You first save up 1k to have as an emergency fund. Once you do that you start at the debt that you owe the least amount on, and pay it off (while paying min. on every other balance.) Once you pay that first debt off, you roll that amount over to your second debt....once that is paid, you roll that amount over. So, you'll start paying more and more on the debts you owe and you can pay them off faster & save a ton of money.



So, an example. We are paying 245 on our car right now, when we pay this off we'll roll over the 245 on our next debt - on top of what we're already paying...and so on and so on.

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 14528 posts
19th Jan '13

I totally posted earlier but idc, I'm excited lol!



Paying off a loan from my mom for $500
Lawson is getting a vasectomy
We're getting rid of our shitass Explorer and getting a used car
Getting our NC licenses
Paying car insurance for a year
Getting two used iPhones
And buying Lawson a scooter to ride to work to save money



Then putting a grand in the bank

user banned 18 kids; Texas 1041 posts
19th Jan '13

We are getting like $8k, so it's going for a down payment on a house, closing costs, moving costs and ... if there is money left, a king size bed because this pregnant momma wants to kick him out for taking up our entire queen size.

Cakes. 1 child; Michigan 2588 posts
status 19th Jan '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" We don't get much back, so we're just going to put it toward a Michigan vacation so LO can celebrate ... [snip!] ... celebrate her first birthday with the rest of my family. SO wanting to go snowmobiling has absolutely nothing to do with it :D"


Where in Michigan? If you're going to the UP your SO will have an awesome time snowmobiling haha, there's soooooo much snow.

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" A general overview.. You first save up 1k to have as an emergency fund. Once you do that you start ... [snip!] ... when we pay this off we'll roll over the 245 on our next debt - on top of what we're already paying...and so on and so on. "


Are you paying the most you can afford on the smallest debt amount, then, before rolling over when it's paid off?