Since the last time I wrote to all of you about our debt free journey, Christopher and I hit a few personal milestones. The first is that in November we passed the $100,000 mark in debt paid off. Hooray! (That number is both liberating and terrifying to admit).
The second, which might actually be more meaningful as far as our day to day lives go, is that we had a true emergency come up recently and we were able to handle it. One frosty cold morning my husband found himself stranded in the grocery store parking lot thanks to a busted fuel pump. As (rotten) luck would have it, on the same morning our car was dead in the driveway. Not our best day.
However, we were able to make repairs thanks to having an emergency fund. By the end of the week, things were back to what passes for normal around the Fleck household, amazingly without any lasting financial repercussions. A few years ago that certainly wouldn’t have been our story.