Sent out another mortgage payment today, electronically — who uses stamps anymore? I added another $25 to the principal payment. While small, my trusty mortgage amortization table tells me that will shave about a year off the mortgage if I continue to throw an extra $25 at it every month until then. So imagine how the term of the mortgage would be reduced by putting MORE money toward it (I touched on this earlier this month in my post “How to shave years off your mortgage”).
Other than that, I went to my new favorite store, Home Depot. Armed with a $25 credit card, I spent $75. Epic fail. I had to get more string for the trimmer, but couldn’t open the sucker to put the new spool in. Going to have to ask Mr. Saver to help me out with his man-strength, rather than attempt it again with my puny excuses for arm muscles.
Making headway on the thank-you cards, at least. Hope to finish those this weekend. My freelance work has been keeping me extra busy nights and weekends, but we’re glad to have the extra cash padding our savings account.