Our Financial Peace Journey: April 2017
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If you are new around these parts, the Mister and I took the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course through our church at the end of 2015. We have a goal to knock out the remainder of our consumer debt in 2017. You can catch up on our journey by checking out our previous recaps:
- March 2017 update
- February 2017 update
- January 2017 update
- December 2016 update
- November 2016 update
- October 2016 update
- September 2016 update
- August 2016 update
- July 2016 update
- June 2016 update
- May 2016 update
- March/April 2016 update
- February 2016 update
- January 2016 update
- December 2015 update
- weekly FPU updates
The big expense with April was the fact that I was out of town on vacation for 10 days. I spent most of the time visiting my family in Spokane, and because I was staying with my parents, I didn’t have to pay for lodging or food for most the trip.
The other possible budget buster for the trip – we found out that we needed new brakes in the Mister’s car. Thank goodness for our emergency fund.
April Victories & Blessings
I have to say that I’m really grateful our family members are so generous. My mother-in-law decided to gift us with some spending money for my trip, and while I was in Washington, my parents took care of groceries. My step-mom also treated me to a mani-pedi.
A couple other victories include the Mister picking up some home repair and yard jobs. I also won 5 dollars at the casino in Spokane; in my mind, walking away with more money than you started with is victory, no matter how small the win.
Progress on our debt snowball was about $600 this month.
More Money-Related Posts
If you want to take control of your finances, I’d suggest the following books:
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan
- Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
- Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze