Friday, February 22, 2008

News: Below 30,000 in the hole!

A short time ago you may have noticed a momentary lapse in my blogging. This was due to my not having time to eat or sleep, let alone manage a personal finance blog effectively. I was essentially busting my hump at one of my jobs. It's the time of year for inventory at Bed Bath and Beyond, so my services as a sleep deprived counting money were required for the good of the company. It's okay, there were only four snow and ice storms while we were commuting 2 - 3 hours at a time.

I ended up working an enormous amount of overtime and scoring quite the spicy check. As such we were able to throw a little bit extra at our debt last Sunday. And despite a timing war with our checking and savings accounts, causing a couple of overdraft fees we managed to throw a full extra thousand dollars at our American Express green card.

That'll shut the credit collectors up, I think. Let "Sarah" in New Delhi mull that over next time she decides to call and bug me.

Which brings us to roughly 29k in the red. That's quite the improvement from our original figure of 35k a relatively short time ago. There should be an even more drastic reduction in two months time. And beyond that my income will hopefully be increasing two fold, due to the busier spring real estate market.

So here's to busting your hump and having only a pretty pay stub to show for it!


Anonymous said...

Congrats Ed!


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