Woof. That’s how I feel about March. See below for the numbers, and let’s just say I’m glad it’s over.
On another note, I’d like to let you know about a change on the blog you might notice. I’ll likely no longer be updating the “Student Loan Progress” tab up above, because we’re going to be pressing “pause” on our debt repaying for the next twelve months. I was really loving seeing that balance come down, but our circumstances have changed.
We were just told this past Sunday that our landlord is going to be selling the house we’re renting, and need us out next April. Woof again.
We just moved here about 9 months ago, and I really love almost everything about it, which I can’t say at all for the other places we’ve lived. I was really hoping for a few more Christmases in our sweet little house, but that’s life, I guess.
We’ve been really committed to the whole Dave Ramsey baby steps program for the last three years, which has you wait to buy a house until you’re debt free, have 6 months of expenses saved in an emergency fund, and a 20% down payment. We’ve been chugging along renting for over 4 years (with two kids who’ve come along in that time) but I’m reaaaaally getting sick of being kicked out of rentals because the owners decide to sell. (That’s the reason we moved from our last place, too.)
Our plan is to save up as much as we can over the next year, and if by next April, we’ve got enough for a decent down payment and some left in savings, we’ll buy, even if that’s not the Dave Ramsey way. I don’t want to make an irresponsible financial decision, but it’s really breaking my heart to have to keep shuffling our family around. We shall see what the future holds. I will say that I am incredibly thankful to have been given so much notice about needing to move. I would be in full-blown panic mode if we’d been given 30 days notice!
Okay, enough of all that! Here’s March’s numbers:
Number of items sold: 42 (down 6 from last month)
Average selling price: $24.56 (up $2.04 from last month)
Total profit: $546.97 (down $164.40 from last month)