Today was payday for both of us. We both get paid on the 15th and the end of the month. This paycheck was my commission one so it was larger. I paid $2500 to the tractor loan, bringing it to $14,000. We are on track to have it paid be the end of the year if my paychecks continue to be good.
Another goal for 2013 was to have my car loan balance to $5000 by the end of the year. I made an extra $400 payment that puts us on track for that. I will continue to make $400 monthly payments to hit the $5000 by 1/1/14.
The other savings goal I started today is a new (to us) vehicle fund. I put $200 in an old Capital One account that I wasn't using. The balance is now $209 that can go to a new vehicle. It might have been my post the other day that made me finally do this.
I also added $4000 to our savings account, bringing the balance to $13,000. This is our emergency fund. I'm not sure what number in comfortable with. My goal was $10,000 but now I would like to see it higher.
I'm getting quite nervous about paying for daycare for two kids. I have made a budget based on our incomes (without commission) and the numbers work but I'm still anxious about it. We're really not the best at budgeting.