So I did my end-of-the-month financial check up.
Not a good idea for my peace of mind!
My total indebtedness is UP (say what?) $784.81. That's the result of a couple of Christmas bills coming in late. I will wipe it out with my income tax refund, and then get the debts started back in a downward direction.
All of my debts, including my mortgage, add up to a nauseating $100,319.86. Credit cards alone account for $24,125.06 of it. And, of course, the new-to-me van. But I have to say, it does feel good not to freak out every time my vehicle makes a strange noise.
Overall, January was a wonderful month. But financially? Not so much!