I listen to Dave Ramsey on and off and for the most part I really enjoy his Friday show - Debt Free Friday - where people get to call in and brag that they are debt free finally.
Before I knew who Dave was I started working on my debt in a manner very similar to his debt snowball. Once I was introduced to him (not literally) I started going harder at everything.
This was three years ago give or take.
Today I was going through the last remaining debt that I have and looking at how I am going to pay it off and when I'm going to pay it off.
I had previously believed that I needed to get my bonus check in order to make that last payment.
Today, however, I found that I had enough money in my accounts to make that last payment.
I just hit submit to pay off my student loan which was the last Debt (other than the Mortgage) that I had.
Three years ago when I decided I could not take it any more I had MORE money going out every month than my Income was.
I looked at the amount of interest that I was paying out every month. The amount of money that I was wasting every month and I decided that I really needed to make a change before I was stuck in a life of poverty and living paycheck to paycheck forever.
So, it's truly fitting that today - Debt Free Friday - I finally paid off that last piece of strangling debt.
I feel AMAZING.