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March 5th, 2013 at 01:56 pm

Well I'm finally home from Afghanistan! YAY ME!

First thing I did when I arrived at my brother/sister-in-law's place was eat some chinese takeout! =P

I have also installed YNAB (www.youneedabudget.com) onto my computer and have started inputing my budget. I've gone over certain things with my parents and I'll probably be doing this over a month but next month all the bills should be settled as to what I'll be paying.

Good news:

My parents told me that ALL of my medical collections have been paid off except for one which happens to be the biggest one. I also have leftover fees to pay to an apartment that I'm no longer at.

Bad news:

That's an extra $30/month that goes towards debt repayment.

Good news:

The WF student loan that my ex has that I'm currently paying on went from $110/mo to $106.82/mo.

I'll pay the minimum because of the snowball debt repayment plan that I'm incorporating this month. I'll need to re-calculate some information because the original plan was to have the car loan, timeshare, Sallie Mae paid off by September 2017. Now I will recalculate both the old apartment and medical collections into it to see what the NEW pay off date is. My ideal plan would be to have all of those paid off in five years. I would throw any extra money that I had at it as well but wouldn't be able to count that as a gaurantee since it's just extra money.

I'll put up later what my actual budget is. YNAB should be able to actually list directly what I'm doing and need to do.

But I'm glad that I am home. I'm really looking foward to not having to have a battle buddy EVERYWHERE I go...

I'm finally home and I'm loving every minute of it! =D


11 Responses to “FINALLY HOME!!”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Welcome home and thank you for your service!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome Home!! Thanks for your service and hard work...looking forward to hearing more about your financial progress.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Welcome home!!! So glad you're back safe. Smile

  4. mjrube94 Says:

    Glad you're back safe too. Enjoy!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Are you done with your service or are you just home for a short while?

  6. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    I totally understand that battle buddy thing so welcome back!!

  7. Sian Says:

    thanks everyone!!

    no i'm still in. i'm planning on tryin to make this a career so we'll see how it goes =P i'm literally coming up on my 18th month mark so i haven't been in for long. just been an army brat but now an Army Soldier. gonna see how this works out with my first unit. i just need to remember to leave my unit better than what i came in. =D

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Welcome home!

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    Welcome Back!
    Thank you so much for your service, now and in the future.

  10. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Welcome to the next stage of your life! It was so smart of you to have been planning and looking at alternatives for your budget all this time while you were in Afgh. Here's wishing you the best.

  11. Sian Says:

    thanks ya'll! =D

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