We’re in the home stretch of our debt payoff, as I’ve been documenting along with our yearly Financial Goals. We’re so close, I can taste it. We’re finally under $10,000 on our final debt, my husband’s school loan. We’re on track to pay it off by July 31st, just like we planned.
So why am I surprised that all heck has broken loose?
Yesterday I took my van for an oil change, what I thought would be a quick and relatively inexpensive visit. $400 later, I’ve moved the van from my local mechanic to the dealership to see if they’ll fix the larger problem ($1500) under our warranty since the van only has 29,500 miles on it. I got this great call this afternoon from the dealer: “Well, it would be covered under the warranty, but the warranty says 36,000 miles or 36 months, and your 36 months was up last November.” Two different mechanics (ours and the one at the dealership) both say that this thing that’s broken should not be broken in a car this “young.” I’ve left a message with the manager to see if there’s anything they can do. Between that, the two new tires we need, and a transmission fluid problem, it’s gotten very expensive.
My husband says, So we’ll be a month late on the payoff.” But I don’t want to be a month late. I want to be done! We’ve worked so hard for so long. I’m getting so burnt out on all the extra things I’ve been doing to bring in extra income, but I’m doing it because we’re so close to the end.
Sorry that I’m venting. I’m very frustrated.