September 2017 Debt & Life Update

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September 2017 Debt & Life UpdateSeptember was a ground-breaking month for me. For the last few weeks, I have been working on something that was on my vision board, my first course. It’s titled “The Beginner’s eBay Course.” I was getting questions every day about eBay. I decided that it was time, so I created the course. There are six modules full of info that will help you make money on eBay.

Module 1 – Goes over creating an account.

Module 2 – Discusses what you should sell.

Module 3 – Talks about listing items.

Module 4 – Gives you info on what to do once an item sells.

Module 5 – Discusses what could happen after the sell.

Module 6 – Goes over ways to promote your items.

The course is only $35. For more info, check it out here.

Because I was so focused on creating my course, my freelance income has been the lowest it’s been since 2016. I haven’t been making many pitches. I’ll go over that in detail in my third quarter income report which will go live in October.

Who knew that starting a blog four years ago would change my life like this? I’ve created a course, and I’m knocking out this debt one month at a time.

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It’s now time for the monthly debt update. My debt went from $61,777.00 to $61,387.40. That was a decrease of $389.60 That’s not bad considering that my side hustle income has dropped a little bit and I’m paying taxes.

September 2017 Debt & Life Update

Below are the numbers.

Loan 2 – Down from $3550 to $3240

Navient – Down from $23,416.70 to $23,344.33

Nelnet – Down from $34,810.30 to $34,803.17

I was looking at my numbers, and I noticed something a couple of days ago. I started my debt repayment in January 2015 with a balance of $72,703.05. I’m currently at $61,387.40. I’ve paid off $11,315.65 worth of debt. That’s a semi-big deal to me. It feels good to know that I’m finally making real progress. My debt will be under 60K before January 1st. I’m excited and focused now, more than ever to make this debt a thing of the past.

You can view all of my debt updates here.

How was September for you?


  1. Hi Jason,

    You are killing it!!

    And once you get that job with a bigger salary you been looking for, I challenge you to pay off that debt $60K+ within 2 years by 2020. I know you can do it. We will call it your Vision 2020. Deal?

    For some inspiration, see here how we plan to pay off our mortgage by 2020 ( our Vision 2020): https://99to1percent.com/pay-off-mortgage-5-years/

    Let’s keep each other accountable.

    1. 2020 sounds good, but I have to eliminate it before then. I’m still shooting for 2018, but it’s a longshot. If there’s a will, there’s a way!

  2. This share got me excited about watching my numbers in 2018 ^^ I can’t believe when I started business, finances sent me into panic. Now I can read things like this for inspiration/ motivation. Thank you so much for insighy into your builds for better finance 💗

    1. Thank you for reading. I hope you have a good 2018.

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