Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2016 Check-In

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

It’s the end of the month!

If you’re joining us for the first time, we like to report a specific balance at the end of each month to have a public record of our efforts to pay down our debt or reach our savings goals. You can read about our decision to publicly keep track of our debt here.

Pull up those balances!

I’m in the middle of paying off a Capital One credit card that wound up in collections. The balance on that card is $855 and I’m paying it off in $100 installments, starting in November.

October 2016 Balance: $855.00
November 2016 Balance: $805.00

My student loans are currently on deferment and have been since June, when I was let go and went freelance. Shockingly enough, I have yet to start paying them again, but that will happen this month.

October 2016 Balance: $23,326.61
November 2016 Balance: $23,326.31


I’m paying off a private graduate student loan currently serviced by Discover. The interest rate on this loan is 2.25 percent, and the minimum monthly payment is $147. The original balance on this student loan was $22,377.

October 2016 Balance: $6,257.17
November 2016 Balance: $5,918.13

Your turn! What’s your balance this month?

See: Last month’s check-in here.

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