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August 2018 Debt & Life Update

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Today's post is my August 2018 debt & life update. August has been a busy month. I was on a much-needed vacation at the beginning of it.

Today’s post is my August 2018 debt & life update. August has been a busy month. I was on a much-needed vacation at the beginning of it. I had a chance to visit Toronto, Niagara Falls, and New York City. I’ll have blog posts up about those cities shortly.

It was so much going on this month. I recorded a couple of interviews for some podcasts. I was also a guest on Tiff the Budgetnista’s weekly series for her Facebook group called Ask the Expert. It was a great experience. I had a good talk about thrifting and making money with eBay.

I had a record month in sales for July. August has been good too. If you are looking to learn more about eBay, check out my course, titled How to Make Money in Your Spare Time on eBay. The course goes over everything eBay related. For more info, go here.

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After last month’s car purchase, my debt has gone down again. It went from $67,692.54 to $67,384.32. That’s a decrease of $308.27. Below is a breakdown of the numbers.

BOA – DOWN from $1747.37 to $1647.37

Car Note –  DOWN  from $8539.75 to $8388.76

Earnest – DOWN from $22,622.35 to $22,565.07

Nelnet – SAME $34,783.12

With most of my trips out of the way (minus FinCon), I can focus more on paying down this debt. This credit card and car note have to go. I am ready to start throwing stacks (thousands of dollars) at my student loan debt. It will happen.

You can view all of my debt updates here.

How was August for you?

Resources That I Recommend

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