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Hi everyone! Time for another one of Soup's sparsely placed updates! :)

My last update, on July 11:

Chase Visa: $1009.11/2000 (19.99%)
Citibank: $1,041.54/1100 (15.24%)
US Bank: $973.61/1000 (18.99%)
Capital One: $1,876.15/2000 (0% till September, then 14%)
Target Visa $0.00/700 (21.9%)
Old Navy $0.00/700 (16.3%)
TOTAL: $4900.41

And today:

Chase Visa: $759.60/2000 (19.99%)
Citibank: $1,034.09/1100 (15.24%)
US Bank: $965.78/1000 (18.99%)
Capital One: $1,764.15/2000* (0% till September, then 14%)
Target Visa $0.00/700 (21.9%)
Old Navy $0.00/700 (16.3%)
TOTAL: 4523.62

*my high balance is almost $2000 as I BTd a bunch to this, so my FICO won't be affected as much. ;)

Also, there is my car payment of $213.82/month.

In August I moved into a 1BR apartment to try and regain some of my sanity after 4 years of crazy college roommates. The rent is $579, and my commute to work is now a 45-minute bus ride, but I am loving it! (And you wouldn't believe how fast I'm getting through my books now!)

September is a 3-paycheck month, so I'm planning on throwing a big chunk of that at the Chase Card. I won't close it when it's paid off, as it's my oldest card (only about 3 years) but I'll keep it open and hidden in a drawer!

On the job front, I'm still working the same temp-turned full-time secretary job. I'm looking for some jobs in corrections and went through 12 hours of orientation to volunteer in the field and get some experience. Because of my current schedule and their needs, I haven't found a placement yet.

I made a debt chain today. Red links representing $200, with black links for each $1000. It's hanging over my desk right now, and each time I look up, I think of how I can save money this week to have more to throw at the cards.

Thanks for listening!

Soup
slow progess is better than no progress..
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