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Goals Review - July

August 5th, 2009 at 04:50 pm

I am still getting use to the new mortgage. I am not use to seeing the large principal amounts that are being paid. This month, $1,382 went to principal. That's about 3 times the principal I was paying before.

Since I am paying more in interest then principal, it feels like I jumped to the back nine of a golf course. I can more easily see the end. It's still in the distance, but I am halfway there.

Next month, I'll top of the 401(k). I'll have some extra money to go towards some of my other goals. But, truthfully, all of it will probably be going to the new furniture and house stuff. But it does mean no new debt.

Not much of an update. Still on the straight and narrow. I have a few things to play catch up on like the 529s and maybe add a few more months to the emergency fund. Other then that, I'll me looking forward to 2010 where 529s and 401(k) investing will be on cruise control, I'll probably start putting money aside for a nice vacation, and start adding more principal to my mortgage payment. When I do that, I will probably add pay off date to my sidebar. I think it might be fund to see the date moving closer and closer.