Discover Credit Card balance December 2008: $0!

Hello-

I just finished sending in a payment for the remainder of my Discover credit card balance to get it paid off.  Yippee!

Here’s the scheduled payment:

The posting date is December 25th, so I guess it’s a Christmas present to myself.

In Feb of this year, the balance was almost $6,000.

I just finished making my payments for the year for all my other credit cards trying to get my balance under $50,000 for the year and let’s tally the numbers:

Discover Card: $0!!!!!!!

USAA: $10,247

ATT Universal Crappy Card: $10, 342

Chase: $14,109

Bank Of America: $16,089

Total outstanding credit card debt end of December 2008: $50,787 :o(

Guess I didn’t make as many payments as I thought I did.

At least I got one credit card totally paid off.

If you haven’t already heard, there were some new regulations passed down to the banks and credit card companies that are supposed to make it easier on us consumers.  The biggest one I like is the no more universal default clause.  I hated this one.  If you make a late payment on one card, all your other cards could penalize you.  How fair is that?

The other one that I liked was the applying your credit card payments to the highest interest balance first.  I have several low balance transfer offers for the life of the balance transfer on some of my cards and they charge 3 or 4% interest and other balances on that same card for 18% interest and the payments I make go to the lowest interest rate offer so I pay much more in interest while I have that outstanding balance.

I just want to get these cards paid off so I can stop flushing money down the drain to these greedy credit card companies in interest charges.

Total credit card debt started with: $62124 Feb 2008

Total credit card debt now (December 2008): $50,787.

Total credit card debt paid off this year: $11,337.

Looking forward to getting over $25,000 of credit card debt paid off in 2009.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

-Adam

The Credit Blogger

Credit card debt report December 2008

Hello-

It’s that time of the month, the time when I talk about my credit card debt and let you know how much longer until I am debt free.  Here is my credit card debt report for December 2008.  I am only a few payments away from getting my Discover Card totally paid off.  I just sent in another $21 payment on my $518 balance.  I am so looking forward to getting this card paid off.

I am thinking about switching to a Discover Motiva Card where they give you a credit every 6 months of one month of interest charges if you make all your payments on time.

Then, I can transfer the balance of my stupid AT&T Universal Card to it and get those bastards out of my hair.

Here’s what I owe:

Bank of America: $16267.64

Stupid AT&T: $10342.02

Chase: $14292.01

USAA: $10187.33

Discover: $518, with pending $21 payment.

Total Credit Card Debt for December 2008: $51,607.

Total Credit Card Debt for November 2008: $52915.05

Total Credit Card debt as of September 2008: $54,154

Difference from November: $1308.05

Total Credit Card Debt Started with: $62124 Feb 2008

Total Credit Card Debt Paid Off: $10517.

Pretty cool, I’ve paid off over $10,000 in credit card debt this year.  Just realized that as I put it in the calculator and typed it up.  Hopefully, I will accelerate how fast I can pay this debt off and get maybe $25,000 more paid off next year.  And then get it all paid off by 2010. That’s the goal.

Be credit card debt free by July 2010 and buy a new one story house with a library and big walk around veranda and a new dark blue Toyota Tacoma.

Thanks for reading!

-Adam

The Credit Blogger