Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

Just Your Average Joe Blogging Away His Debt—In One Year or Less

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And Done

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Total Black: $543.66
Total Red: $247,910.21

Finally.  I paid the remaining balance on the new car today.  Correction—I paid the remaining balance on the down-payment for the new car today.  Picture doesn’t look as bad as I worried it could have been. Keep reading . . .

Almost There

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Total Black: $2,020.47
Total Red: $250,185.27

Total red and total black are both up.  But the numbers aren’t completely accurate, however.    Keep reading . . .

Supplemental Day of Accounting

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Total Black: $85.38
Total Red: $243,602.66

Total Red is down from earlier this week—all-time high of $246K.  But it’s up from yesterday’s post: My First Car.  And all numbers are up from my Eleventh Day of Accounting, so I thought perhaps I’d update my numbers before the 10th of the month, especially because of the recent changes to my finances.  An abbreviated version follows below: Keep reading . . .

Credit Schmedit

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Total Black: $1,086.75
Total Red: $228,537.78

Well, looks like I got my wish.  So to speak.  Just yesterday in Seventh Day of Accounting, I expressed my disdain for a particular credit card and noted that it was next on my debt elimination radar screen.  I sent a payment to that card this morning: a $700.00 payment.  Later in the day I got a bit impatient and decided to check the card’s website to see whether the payment posted yet.  Former MBNA credit cards can’t be viewed or managed through Bank of America’s website.  And what did I discover when I checked? Keep reading . . .

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February 11, 2010 at 23:40

Wise or Unwise

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Total Black: $1,551.96
Total Red: $229,283.54

Whether wise or unwise, I’ve done it: as set out in Resolutions For the New Year, one credit card will be paid off by the end of January.  That leaves me with another to pay off by the end of February and then a student loan by March.  And I can’t wait!  As odd as it may sound, I actually can’t wait to pay bills now. Keep reading . . .

Back to Basics

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Total Black: $88.80
Total Red: $230,621.20

The focus of this blog has strayed a bit afield of late.  I started on this path with two goals: to eliminate my debt in a year and to blog about debt, my efforts to get out of debt, and all things debt-related in general.  Perhaps I’ve let the blog devolve into a bit of an online journal.  That isn’t the focus.  While chronicling my efforts to get out of of debt are a component, I started the blog as a means to an end, not as an end in itself.  I need to keep that at the forefront because I think I’ve found myself slipping into the blogdom a bit too much lately. Keep reading . . .

Strategies and Specifics

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Total Black: $129.73
Total Red: $230,272.86

A number of people have asked me how I intend to get debt free in one year.  In the About Laid-Off Lawyer page I detailed the basics about this journey I’ve undertaken.  I’ve not yet mapped out the specifics in how I intend to accomplish this goal.  That’s mostly because I’m not clear on it myself. Keep reading . . .