Project: Sell the House – Update 2

This weekend was full of excitement on the home-front. I accepted an offer on the house! Saturday evening my Agent contacted me to let me know he had a second showing with someone who was very interested in buying. They planned to get together on Sunday to write-up an offer. Before the offer was made, my Agent sent me a form …

Project: Sell The House – Update 1

Things have been a little slow on selling the house.  I was hopeful that listing the house on a Friday might mean we’d see some action that first weekend. After all, weekends are when most people go house hunting. But the days passed by without so much as a nibble. I was starting to get worried. We already knew interest …

Really, Sallie Mae? Really?!?

On Friday the 13th, I officially paid off my student loan. I was super excited to finally be done with student loans. But, if you’ve ever heard anyone talk about paying student loans, you know things rarely go smoothly. When I checked my account balance with Sallie Mae/Navient on Friday morning, it sat right around $1,110. Of course, payoff amount is always …

Sooner Than Expected

Despite all the superstition surrounding Friday the 13th, it actually ended up being an awesome day for me. Friday I posted about how my house officially hit the market. Getting all of the work done on the house and getting it listed for sale was a big goal for me going into 2015. Of course, listing the house is only half …

Progress on the Homefront

I’m super excited to say that, as of today, my house is officially on the market! In hindsight, Friday the 13th may not have been the best day to pick. The Realtor had mistakenly said it was the 14th, so I didn’t make the connection until later. But honestly, I’m not much of a superstitious person, so I’m not going …

What’s Another Month?

When I set my goals for 2015, I decided paying off my student loan would be my top priority. I had hoped to pay it off in 2014. But hoping and planning are two different things. I ended the year still owing $4,843 on my student loan. Not exactly chump change, but I figured I could probably knock it out before summer …

The Future You’ve Earned

For the last several months, I’ve been in serious debt payoff mode; My student loan is almost history, I’m working towards selling my house, and I’m planning for how I’ll tackle my auto loan. Bryan is working on straightening out his own financial picture; Building a new career for himself, and trying to reach an agreement with his ex. Our …

Paving Our Own Way

Growing up, I was taught that life had a set narrative: Go to college. Start a career. Fall in love. Get married. Buy a house. Have kids. Retire at 65. Live happily ever after. I never much questioned the expectation. Everyone knew that life was better if you followed the rules! And I started off right on track; I went …

Third Times A Charm?

Who knew that selling a house could be such a hassle? Probably the millions of people who have sold homes before me. Anyways, 2015 has already been a roller-coaster for putting my house on the market: I had a potential buyer. I met with a Real Estate Agent. I lost the potential buyer. And then, last week I got a call …