Month 9 of Our Journey to Become Debt Free: September 2013


This is the 10th post in Our Journey to Become Debt Free series. To see the others, please click here.

Hello everyone! I hope all of your Christmas preparations are going well, and that you aren’t spending too much money. 😉 We’re almost caught up with the debt series! September was a great month. No major expenses, no emergencies, good spending habits. All in all, I’m pleased.

Oh, and if you do need some more Christmas presents, be sure to check out my Etsy Shop Aqua Anchor Designs. I have listed a bunch of new Shotgun Shell and Bullet Casing earrings and have a bunch of choices in the Fabric Button Earrings and my Coffee Filter Wreaths. And don’t forget to use the coupon code AQUA5OF20 for $5 off a $20 order. You’ll need to order your item by this Friday, December 13 to receive it by Christmas.


But back to September, this is what we looked like at the beginning of September:

Debt Totals through August 2013And here’s what we had done monthly:

Monthly Totals through August 2013


We did really good on groceries in September, only spending $400.15. It’s crazy to me that last year I was spending $600-$800 a month. What was I buying?!

 One big thing we did in September, besides celebrate Lucas’ 1st Birthday, was clean out our tiny storage room in the carport. It’s the only outside storage we have and it’s where our Water Heater is. It was all part of our cleaning to get ready for Lucas’ party. And it was necessary because it looked like this beforehand:  Carport Before We couldn’t fit everything back in that room, especially not organized, so we went and bought a little Rubbermaid shed for our patio. It was on sale and was $200.15 after taxes. Lucas seemed to really enjoy helping Daddy:He’s so much more grown up already. 😦 But this is what we ended up with:

Shed and Storage Room After

Since we did good on our spending and only bought the shed as extra, we were able to snowball…. $858.38! Woohoo!! And it all went towards the CR-V. Working on getting it paid off by the end of the year. 😉

Aren’t “boring” months the best when paying off debt? No big expenses or emergencies and it all going right to debt! Have you had one lately?

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