I received our latest mortgage statement yesterday. Our mortgage sits at $35,323 and that is after the March 1st payment has been made. I've wrote before about how I want our mortgage to be gone before we start building our house. We have $31,700 in savings and $10,500 in stocks that we plan to liquidate. That would leave us about $6900 if we would pay off our mortgage right now. Ideally, we would like to have about $20-30,000 in savings by the time we build.
I have no idea if that is realistic or not. It really depends on what kind of commission checks I see in the next few months and if we could get a tax refund or not. I will know in 2 days about the tax refund. Meanwhile, we need to live as frugally as possible and save as much as we can. Easier said than done!