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Snowball Sent to Mortgage

October 14th, 2013 at 07:49 pm

I think I'll refer to any payment I make over $100 to the mortgage a snowball. Therefore anything over $500 is likely a blizzard. And if it were to ever happen that I'd have over $1000 to send at once, well I'm thinking an avalanche seems about right!

Today's snowball payment towards the principal balance of the mortgage was $192.84. Much of the money came from those Southwest Gift cards: $67.82 that I used on Amazon, and $8.47 at Walmart. We also have earned $59.77 in Chase Freedom rewards, which I redeemed towards a statement credit today. I probably mentioned earlier last week that I had $25 from Swagbucks and $9.78 in interest and ATM refunds from our bank. And last but not least, after paying all our irregular bills for the year, I had a surplus of $22 in our escrow account. I'm throwing that towards the mortgage as well.

All those little snowflakes add up. I've already accumulated $275.97 since the beginning of the month! And we have now exceed $8000 paid toward the principal of our mortgage. Less debt makes me happy!!

In other news, we purchased three trees for our backyard at a nursery yesterday. They were 50% off for cash and carry. We paid $75 per tree. All are over 7 feet tall and a couple inches in diameter. We picked up a Celebration Maple tree which is already showing off it's red leaves. The other two are White King Hawthorns, which have some orange berries that will stay on the branches even after the leaves fall. Those will make for some nice winter color! We used our credit card for the rewards, but we have the cash on hand for that purchase, as it was one of our goals this year. We got them planted pretty easily after we brought them home yesterday and now I can't stop looking at them! Smile

Do you plant in the fall? Do you prefer another season for planting trees? Any new snowflakes for you?

6 Responses to “Snowball Sent to Mortgage”

  1. TashaC. Says:

    take pictures of the planted trees please!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I will Tasha...just need to get the camera back from daughter! Smile

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Fantastic! I've been slacking off with my snowflakes Frown Hopefully I'll add some soon

  4. beawealthywarrior Says:

    great job with the snowball Smile

  5. Banker Gurl Says:

    "Therefore anything over $500 is likely a blizzard" Haha! Love this!

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    @Banker Girl...glad that amused you! Smile

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