Well, it’s payment day. I wasn’t as excited by this one as I was by the last few. I was only able to make a payment of $2,000 because a lot of my “extra” money was tied up in that awesome trip to NOLA (that I’ll get back next month) and in grocery costs. Oh, and I pay quarterly taxes now, as suggested by my CPA. That payment was a doozy. But, don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to still be making progress. Here’s how I did it:
Primary Contract Job – $1800
I took the whole check and applied it. This is what I’m making now from this job. Some months my paycheck from this gig is much bigger.
Magazine Article Payment – $160
I sat on the check from the magazine for a couple of weeks because I had designated it for this payment.
Action Figures Sold – $40
Actually, it was $44.45, but I’m rounding a little on this blog. I had thinned out my action figure collection a few months ago, and was procrastinating the tedious process of posting each individual cast off on eBay. In a moment during that procrastination, I searched “will buy female action figures” and I came across a company in Wisconsin that has an app in which you can scan your toys and they’ll give you an offer. They’re app, they’re offer, they’re shipping instructions and customer service were all very streamlined and wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about Brian’s Toys. Maybe I would have gotten a little more eBay, but for much more work. And I feel like they went to a place that knows what to do with them – and how to care for them. (Side note: This is a collection of mostly female action figures that I purchased between the ages of 19 and 24. I still love them, but I’ve stopped buying them. I almost splurged on a Ripley figure over Xmas, but caught myself, because they’re not on display and I simply don’t need any more at the moment. Maybe after the loans are paid off…)
So, $2,000 went to my lender and that shaved off $1,928 off the principal…bringing my total to:
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my May payment will bring me to the 50% mark. Here’s hoping:)