i just pushed the button on the final payment (EVER) on my student loans!
i am officially out of student loan debt!!!!
in ten months time, i paid off $14,475.50!!! my starting balance on may 1st, 2011-when i started my lockdown, was $14,059.09-so i paid an additional $416.41 in interest.
imagine if i'd never started to pay down with serious ferocity how much interest i would have paid!
i have a million thank yous for anna from 'and then she saved' for motivating me to do it, and making it seem doable. when i read her interview in 5280 magazine last april i would have never dreamed i could make this happen in less than a year. as much as i wished i could have gone on that trip, or bought that dress, or picked up happy hour for everyone over the past ten months, the feeling of accomplishment i have right now FAR out weighs all of those little things i cut back on for a short period of time. small cuts make BIG differences-i promise!
today, i'm riding this high.
tomorrow, on to the savings goal-
i'm so happy i feel like punch dancing!