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Trying to move forward

March 7th, 2018 at 08:19 am

DH and I are still devastated, but we're trying to get back to our daily lives. We did decide that given everything that's happened, we don't need the full 3200 in the EF. For now, we're going to take it down to 1500 and use the rest to pay down some debt. We have a Capital One CC that has been pretty close to maxed out for awhile. Since I was only paying the minimums which barely covered the interest, we weren't making any progress on it. I just transferred a little more than half of the remaining balance to our Navy Fed CC which has half the interest rate. We're using the extra $1700 to knock out the remaining $1400. The other $300 we are using to take a weekend trip to NY to get away and focus on us. We were supposed to go to NY to see a Broadway show over Christmas, but I was sick and not up to it. I'm planning to join several show lotteries over the next few weekends, and if we win one, we'll pack up and go. Otherwise, we'll just keep the money set aside.

5 Responses to “Trying to move forward”

  1. snafu Says:

    Please don't take this wrong but I would like to discourage your plan to go to NYC. I don't know if you've been there in the past but it is a high energy destination. 1st, your body has been through an upheaval. 2nd, that destination does not seem to mesh with 'getting back to each other.' It's more run, run as fast as you can to see and participate in an around the world trip in a couple of days. It's such a high energy and expensive city.

  2. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    That's a great point. Our original idea was actually a cabin out in the woods somewhere with fishing, light hiking, and just nature. NY is pretty much the opposite of that in every way possible. We're not going anytime soon, so we'll definitely consider it more.

  3. Wink Says:

    I like your original idea. It sounds so peaceful and relaxing. A perfect environment to reconnect and just breathe.

  4. Amber Says:

    I agree with the other, the cabin is a much better choice

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Sometimes simple is best.

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