April was a surprisingly good month on the debt-reduction front. I managed to reduce what I owe by $1017.91.
May will probably not be as good because I have property tax payments to make, along with my sister's birthday. As longtime readers know, my baby sister (a retired East Coast banker) always comes through for me financially, so I go all out for her birthday and Christmas presents. Of course, all out for Grace is considerably less than what she spends on me!
On a more depressing front, My Retirement Blog reports that by age 55, 60% of us have saved $100,000 or less for our retirement. I guess I should be glad that I finally hit the $250,000 mark (albeit at age 63, NOT age 55) but since I feel like $400,000 is a more reasonable figure for me to feel comfortable in retirement, I'm not feeling good for myself, and I'm truly appalled for those even less prepared.