We’re starting to make a bit more on our AdSense ads than we need for paying for internet access, server fees, and other misc. costs and had just been chunking the Google check into checking, with no particular plans for the extra money. Last night, we were talking about my hoped for early retirement and all the different expenses we have to eliminate, reduce and otherwise get under control. Among all of the others was our remaining house payments.
As I was dozing of to sleep last night, the thought occurred to me that we could earmark whatever we get from Google for “payin’ down the house,” a little bit every now and again now to eliminate one more expense later. The way we’re using the money now, it just gets spent. This way, it’s earmarked for something specific and it’s extra money that we really haven’t budget for, so we won’t miss it.