December 2017 Debt & Life Update
December was a good month for me. It was pretty busy because of the holidays and stuff. I’ve been off work since the 20th, so I’ve had time to work on content and do things around the house. I’m really enjoying this time. I’m using it to get ahead.
My eBay sales are still going well. I sold the last Notre Dame mug for $22.50. I made over $140 on the six mugs. I paid $11 for them. Below is a picture of the mug and another sale that I had this month.
The watch was a gift that I received 5 or 6 years ago. It was collecting dust. $15.99 was a good profit to me.
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For the first time in a while, my debt has increased. While I’m slightly disappointed, it’s not the end of the world. I just have to do better next year. My debt went from $60,626.02 to $61,428.64. That’s an increase of $802.62.
BOA – Up to $1200
Loan 2 – Down from $2640 to $2340
Navient – Down from $23,187.87 to $23,093.39
Nelnet – Down from $34,798.15 to $34,795.25
Nooooooooo. My nemesis has returned to the list. I was doing so good and not using my credit card. A couple of things happened, and I didn’t feel like using my emergency account because they weren’t emergencies. The first thing was Fincon. I used my credit card for my FinCon hotel. I’ve put most of that money back on the credit card. Medical bills and state taxes are the main reason the credit card debt is so high. The good thing is that it won’t be here for long. I know that it will be back to zero no later than April.
I plan on making that happen, by selling more things on eBay and getting a couple of consistent clients. I will network with other bloggers to see if they know of any opportunities. I also plan on getting back on Upwork. I haven’t check that site in months. There have to be less low ballers on there now. Regardless, I will make it happen.
I hope that everyone had a good December. I time to get ready for a successful 2018.
You can view all of my debt updates here.