April has been a little disappointing, as we had a pretty big tax bill due, thanks to my side business growing so much in the last year. Also, with the never ending winter, we had to order some extra propane. We typically order propane once a year during July or August, when the prices are at their lowest, but we were running low. Lastly (hopefully), Mr. PoniesandFIRE’s car needed a new wheel bearing. Ugh.
Everything is paid for, in full, and yesterday we finally were able to move some funds back to savings from our paychecks - $1,500! We have no big bills coming up and I’m predicting a killer May for us.
Right now we are saving for some needed home repairs and then we are back to extra debt payments, either to our truck or the mortgage. We are still debating if we want to split the funds and hit both or focus on just one. The Dave Ramsey fan in me wants to focus on the truck and get that done and over with, but the mortgage interest rate is higher.
I also am planning to up my 401k by another 2% in May. I’m not sure why I haven’t pulled the trigger yet on that, but here’s to better weather, bigger savings, overtime and extra income next month!