July 1, 2009 – 12:36 pm
I can’t even describe my feelings right now. Relief. Accomplishment. Thankfulness. Those are just a few of the emotions I’ve felt since yesterday. What happened yesterday you ask?
Well….we paid off our very last car loan. Which means we are DEBT-FREE!!!!!!!!!
We started out with $58,345.16 a little over 2 years ago. When we started with that amount of debt it seemed huge to us, almost insurmountable. We had 2 car loans and a maxed out credit card. Now, 27 months later we have no debt. We aren’t normal, and I love it! The automatic payment scheduled this Friday for our car loan won’t happen. Instead, we’ll get to keep our money, and let it accrue interest in an account, instead of paying interest to someone else.
Change Your Family Tree
If you feel like you never have enough money, or won’t be able to retire when you want, please, please pick up a copy of The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. It will change your life, I promise.
If you have already begun the journey, and feel overwhelmed or can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, hang in there. It will get better, and one day you will be celebrating too. Let me know when you are debt-free!