- Personal Loan: -$20,320
- Credit Card 1: -$6,223
- Credit Card 2: -$9,938
- Credit Card 3: -$5,125
- Credit Card 4: -$10,763
- Credit Card 5: (paid in full)
- Credit Card 6: (paid in full)
- Credit Card 7: (paid in full)
- Emergency Fund: +$2,000
- Car Fund (Maintenance & Registration): +$125
- Short Term Goal Fund: +$1,135 (Current goal is new bedroom furniture)
- Home Deposit Fund ($60,000 Goal): +$1,000
- UK Tour Fund ($10,000 Goal): +$500
Debt reduced from last month: -$665
Debt reduced from Sep 2007: +$4,403
Ouch, that’s not good is it? I've gone backwards $665 debtwise this month, due to overspending on Credit Card 2. I did have some things I had to buy, but had no idea I’d spent that much. I’ll have to go through my statement & find out where it’s all gone to.
I also spent a week in Canberra looking after my nephew, so there were extra petrol costs & added expenses from enjoying myself and taking him places.
It may also have something to do with completing my update 9 days later than usual; my accounts have accrued their new interest for the month already I’m thinking? Not to worry though, it’s onward & upward from here.
I need to send off my balance transfer to move the balance from Credit Card 3 to Credit Card 4, which has a lower interest rate. I also got another Credit Card with a $5000 limit & 6.99% for the life of balance transfers, so will be moving as much as possible from Credit Card 2 to it as soon as I can.
I was actually hoping to get under the $50,000 mark this month, I’ll have to wait until at least the November update now. I expect that to be a better news story, as my personal loan will also drop below $20,000, which is another of my 2008 financial goals achieved.
Roll on payday.