So Rossanne is the one who does the finances in our family (I’m not sure why, but that seems to be pretty universal that the wife ends up with that chore–I guess us guys are just too lazy).
Anyway, when I changed jobs to DigitalBridge, I got a significant raise, and so I thought we would have more money. I was really surprised to find that instead we were struggling more than ever.
It turns out Rosanne has been putting all the extra money into getting us out of debt. She had told me she was working on paying off our loans, but I had not realized how much. It is amazing how much we have paid off! We just recently paid off my car, and we are making a ton of progress on my student loans. Her goal is to have all our debts paid off except the mortgage by the end of the year.
I really did not think that would be possible, but so far it looks like we’re going to be able to do it (and now that I’m not spending lots of money on extra stuff, we might be able to live within our means). I am really blessed to have such a wonderful wife.