I'm Married!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-06-2003
I'm Married!!!
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Wed, 10-31-2012 - 8:46pm

Hi everyone,

It's been difficult for me to post of late and I've missed you all.  With the growing pains of the board changes, intermittent to no internet connection because of Sandy and most importantly because I was busy getting married I have been MIA :)

To put it simply, our wedding day was such a beautiful experience of happiness and love!  We couldn't have asked for a better day weather wise either.

On another subject I wanted to report my October month's progress on my debt freedom campaign.  The DH & I worked hard to pay off $5175.00 in October!  We really surprised ourselves given that we also had wedding expenses to cover but we had some money set aside for that.  Our initial goal was to pay off the debt by Dec 31 2012 but we are optomistic that we can get the job done realistically by mid-December but secretly we're shooting for the end of November lol.

Here is our debt total progress chart since we started our debt freedom march ;)

Aug 1st 2012  $16,622.21 Sept 1st 2012  $12,267.21 Oct 1st 2012  $9,649.04 Nov 1st 2012  $4,474.04

I hope that those that were in Sandy's path are unharmed and are safe.

Kassandra

"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 12:00am

CONGRATS!

Enjoy this time. When is the honeymoon? Where are you going?

And what's the budget for it ;-)...just kidding!!

Dee

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2010
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 6:24am

Congratulations on getting married Kassandra!

Also, way to pay down your debt! I'm rooting for you!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 12:12pm

CONGRATS!! So happy for you two, Its been a long time coming! I know you will meet your goals and have a happy holiday season. What is next? Are you saving to move to US permanently? Lawyers? Visas? Im curious.

Its fun to say DH isn't it? hehehehe

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 12:26pm

Congrats! 

Your debt repayment has been amazing!  Just think of all of the things you will be able to pay cash for from now on. 

Serenity
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-31-2010
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 2:55pm
What a great start for you both!! And to be debt free so soon as well!! You are doing great, Kassie - nothing but the best wishes for you both. -Marie
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Registered: 07-27-2009
Fri, 11-02-2012 - 12:44pm

Congratulations!!! It is wonderful that it went so well for you two <3 Great job on the debt repayment front too. It is a daunting feat...you are an inspiration.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Fri, 11-02-2012 - 4:12pm

BIG HUGS and CONGRATULATIONS!!!    I cannot tell you how proud I am of the way you two are starting off your new life together.  It makes me so proud....I can only imagine how proud you are too!  

So glad you are OK.  Abbie (some of you may remember) is safe in New Hampshire.  I have a friend in NJ that is still without power.  Ever here in East TN Sandy had an effect.  Today, rangers had to rescue a hiker in the Great Smoky Moutains at the TN/NC border that was stranded in 5 feet of snow.  WOW!  Freaky, RIGHT?  

Take care and I wish you ALL the best in the years ahead....remember....I have few years on you (34)!!!  It gets better with TIME :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-06-2003
Fri, 11-02-2012 - 7:04pm

Thanks so much!  It feel so nice to refer to him as my DH and he's getting a real kick in introducing me to people as his wife :)

To answer your question our next immediate saving goals are to beef up our E-Fund to $10k and save towards the immigration fees.  We'll be hiring a lawyer so that will definitely add to the cost - the green card process will cost us a few thousand I'm sure.  We will begin the immigration process around Oct 2013 as DH is only eligible to apply for US citizenship in June 2013.  Until then I will keep commuting back to Montreal on a monthly basis to make sure we continue to respect the laws.

We also want a new to us car here in NY but I still have my paid off Mazda sitting in my parents' underground parking in Montreal.  We're debating whether I should drive it over since my current car insurance covers me in Canada, the US and Mexico, sell it, keep it in Montreal until I get my green card...decisions, decisions!

We are also planning to start savings towards a downpayment for a house.  So we have a lot to accomplish where our money is concerned ;)

Kassandra

"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-06-2003
Fri, 11-02-2012 - 7:06pm

We feel incredibly blessed and happy :)  Thanks for the well wishes and wow 34 years!  I'm looking forward to hitting that :)

It's absolutely awful the impact this storm has had over so many states!  

Kassandra

"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-06-2003
Fri, 11-02-2012 - 7:08pm

Thanks Jen.  I am sometimes amazed that we are succeeded at our debt payoff goal the way we are.  But I believe in putting out to the universe what you want to achieve.  You are doing so much, being a wife, mother, going to school and working if I remember correctly - I have a lot of respect for your efforts.

Kassandra

"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

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