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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Good things to come... I hope.

This will be a short post. Hopefully there is SOMEONE still following me, although I'm not counting on it. I would be interested to know how many people actually read this post, so please comment below!

We're two-thirds of the way through the year and what a year it has been. I haven't been sticking to my resolutions hardly at all and our money situation tanked a couple of months ago. We did get some good news last month though: unknown to anyone, my dad had life insurance and quite a bit. If ever to have a plan as to what to do if you got a windfall of money, now is the time. Thankfully, we agreed on a plan very quickly.

We've paid off the credit cards, one car, financed a better one for me for not much more money, paid off medical debt, lawsuits, past-due property taxes (long story), and several other things. We've only had the money for 3 weeks now but have been paying things off so quickly that the bank account has dropped significantly. It's an uneasy feeling to see it drop that much that fast but I know that it's for good reasons.

The even better thing is we are able to pay off A LOT of stuff AND have 4-6 months worth of expenses in savings! This was a situation that we had a goal of but never though would happen this quickly. So in the next few days I will be updating all of the progress bars.

So I have a question: do you have a plan for a windfall?