Apr 09 2008

This is what our debt looks like

…in Monopoly money. Lovely, ain’t it?

Since I don’t drive a Monopoly car, we’ll just have to stay the course and pay off that dang debt AQAP–as quick as possible. If things go well, that thing could be paid for this time next year. We’ll see.



11 Responses to “This is what our debt looks like”

  1. congrats! keep it up!

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  2. Ha! That’s a fun way to look at it. Nothing like a pink $5 to help you take money seriously!

  3. That is a great way to put it, simple terms! I remember when my son could not count money or anything for that matter, and always wanted to play monopoly..and I would just keep sticking the money in the bank, oh I owe this much..and put double in.. just to get the game over.. now at 17, he is a bit smarter, but this is a great way to show kids the value of a dollar!

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  4. I paid off my car a couple of years ago and it’s pushing over 220,000 miles. It still runs good, but I dread the day I have to purchase another one.

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  5. Unfortunately the monopoly set doesn’t have enough play cash to represent our debt. But that’s a cool visual. :)

  6. What a great idea for a visualization tool! That would be good to attach to a poster board and then rip off the ‘money’ as you reduce your debt. I think they sell bundles of play money in the toy section at dollar stores.

  7. I think I will do that–hang up that Monopoly money when we start to tackle the car debt. We aren’t paying extra right now, so I don’t wanna do that until we really start making progress, or I’ll get bummed out, lol.

  8. I like this way of looking at it! Kind of a reminder to never take it too seriously, even though it’s important.

    Keep up the good work!

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  9. Very cool visual! I wish ours was that low, it was once and then the military decided that we should be uprooted once again.

    Hopefully soon I will have a full time job here in our new place, and we can once again begin attacking our debt.

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