We got a pretty good refund from the Federal Government this year. We sent every single penny of it to the credit card. It paid off about one-sixth or one-seventh of the debt. We are expecting another, smaller refund later this year. From the Georgia tax people. I hope it comes sooner rather than later. We will send that entire check to the credit card too. It will be maybe one-tenth of the debt. Not a lot, but making progress.
I am working really hard to stretch each paycheck to meet the bills. We did drop our cell phone service to a lower plan for less money. We did drop our satellite TV service the same way. The kids will never forgive me for getting rid of Cartoon Network. We are trying to eat out less. This one is harder on me than anyone else. I get so tired of cooking. I hate fighting with the kids about what they will eat and whether or not they will eat. Some days, I am just really not in the mood to create something in the kitchen. But, I am making a bigger effort to cook closer to every day instead of eating out every few days.
*shrug* The economy is crappy right now. The best I can do is try to not charge on the card and try to keep making those payments. I am doing that as best I can right now. I think it is working, at least a little bit.