Congrats on the new marriage! Now that it's official, you might as well include her numbers. How about an update of all assets and liabilities to see where you stand?
I'm sure you've already heard this before, but they say the two happiest days in a boat-owner's life are the day he buys his boat, and the day he sells it.
Its true, boats are not cheap, but they sure are fun
Luckily we went with a well used one we got a pretty good deal on all things considered. The amount of joy it brings was worth the cost in other words.
My Student Loan: $12,695.15
Her Student Loan: $40,866.96*
Car: $9,163.66 *
* = Awaiting update on balance.
I updated the thread title number based on the total at the beginning of this month. There are a few things I don't have set up yet online, or I'm waiting on payments to go through on. For example, I think we sent $1,500 to her car but haven't seen the updated balance yet.
So now the snowball is $2000, but we're still working out a budget. Ideally we'd live off my income and her whole income would be the snowball, but we're playing it safe right now. There were a few things that slowed progress since the last update. The honeymoon, a dining room table, plantation shutters in the new house, her dad wrecking my truck, new tires for her car, etc. The good thing is all of that was paid for out of checking, not just slapped on the CC.
We're going to knock out her car by Christmas hopefully, then switch to the consolidation loan and work from there. Everything else being equal, the boat sets us back 1 month I think. Maybe 2.
edit: looking at my last update, I'd be at $43,341.73 not counting her debt or the boat. Add the boat back in and I'm at $50,465.14. One step forward, two steps back.