At the end of March, I’ve come one step closer to being consumer debt free. More importantly, I had a discussion with someone I care about. This person had been a pillar in my life growing up, and a life event changed how I saw him. Unfortunately, even after intervening with him, I found that he hadn’t changed, and I’m wrestling with what do next. It’s in moments like these that I put my trust in God, my wife, my parents, and my close friends. I’m very thankful for what this year has brought despite the challenges.
If you notice, the current balance on my WF line of credit increased by $20 from $4,650 to $4,670 from the remaining balance of last month versus the current balance of March. This increase is due to the annual fee. Most of your personal lines of credit that you may have with a bank or credit union will charge you an annual fee. Honestly, it’s the price you pay for having a line of credit that charges less interest than your credit cards.
This month, I saw my credit score with Transunion increase. This increase is due to the installment loan, the increasing availability of my revolving line of credit debt, my on-time payment history, and the age of my credit. There are three different type of debt that are recorded by the three credit bureaus, and those are revolving, installment, and mortgage. There are different factors that can affect your credit score. An installment and mortgage loan can increase your credit score, especially if the loans are paid with principal and interest payments. If you have a mortgage loan, then make sure you pay it, because having 30+ late payment can adversely affect your credit score. I’m very thankful to what I’ve been able to build up in my personal savings. I believe you should aim to have three months’ worth of income saved up.
If you want to learn more about how I’m increasing my income while reducing debt, or if you want to have someone to discuss your debt reduction strategy with, or if you need me to check your financial pulse then, contact me.
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This month’s video is Secrets From a LIFEHACKER | This Is What They Don’t Want Us To Learn (very illuminating!) from the Video Advice YouTube channel.
“The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.”
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