Tuesday 15 October 2019

Closing In On Two Years Debt Free

As the time ticks down to October 22nd, my thoughts turn to the annual anniversary of me becoming Totally Debt Free.

I look back and say “what have I accomplished in the past two years?” Have I really moved forward, or have I not?” 

I will say this, as I look back on the previous years’ Budgets, I see that I am better off financially than I was two years ago.

For one, when I paid off Wanda (My last and largest loan) I had $32.10 to my name. I obliterated my finances just to make that happen.

Yet, as I look at the budgets for that year, that eventful year of 2017, I barely had the Personal Overdraft, and even that was iffy. 

If I was lucky I had $1000.00 in each account. I built up my TFSA, but only just until I had enough to pay off the Wanda Loan.

After that, after that bill was paid off, I was broke, but I was at least free. 

Since then, I have built up and maintained my Mid-Term Savings to the $10k that I like to see it at. I have maintained (for the most part) my Personal Overdraft.

I have also built up my TFSA and branched out into other investments. And yes, I have made a few improvements in Wanda and bought a small toy or two.

In short, since becoming Totally Debt Free, I have stayed Totally Debt Free, and that is an accomplishment in and of itself.

I have also built up my savings and managed my finances, in a non-hideous manner. It is a steady learning process and I am always learning and improving.

The point is, that while I don’t feel that I have really gotten anywhere in the past two years, I have. 

It is important to look back and see, notice and yes, celebrate your accomplishment. If for no other reason than to verify that you are in fact moving forward. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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