I guess if you were conservative you could put the $ in your Emergency Fund until you have a clear vision of where that money goes. However, if you are like me it’s easy to spend that money in the tim you are making your decision and wonder where it went.
What a great problem to have.
I’ll get onto one option and think “yep, this is the way to go.” Then something else will occur to me, or someone here will give another suggestion, and I’ll think “aha, THAT is what we should do.” So keep the ideas coming. Even if I settled on X as the way to go, DH will probably have some additional ideas of his own. Having a bunch of options, makes it easier to choose which one(s) is/are the best.
But I’m also thinking of DR’s recommendation to do whatever it takes to generate more income during the time folks are trying to pay off debt. For most folks, that would be getting a part time job to supplement their income. On a farm like ours, that means speeding up the pace to bring some new income stream into production. In other words, for every $100 we invest in the farm, we can then generate another $1000 (or more). So this becomes a really tempting way to spend the money – in ways that really dramatically boost our income. Hence the debate.