Here is where we were after 3.31.2013:
Credit Card Debt :: $ 17,924.96
Taxes Owed :: $ 00.00
Car Loan #1 :: $ 9,381.81
Car Loan #1 :: $ 14,949.50
Tuition :: $ 1,705.66
Personal Loans :: $ 00.00
Total Debt* :: $ 43,683.62
*does not include school loans
Yes. It is difficult to watch that total go up. But we really did our best to get every last mile out of my old car (yay for getting past 190K miles!) and it was time. So, now I have a safe car, with good gas mileage to get us around. This is life.
Guess which category we struggled with? Yup. Food. Sigh…
We also had a lot of pre-summer camp fees to pay for registration, so there was a bit of spending there, but we’ve got that budgeted, so it isn’t like we weren’t prepared.
Where we landed at the end of March:
Regular Savings :: $ 165
Emergency :: $ 00
Total Savings :: $ 165
That’s $25 less than we wanted and a lot less than we wanted for the Emergency Fund, but the new car purchase impacted quite a bit of that.