Another Student Loan Goal Met!

A few days ago on Instagram, I mentioned that I wanted to get my loan under $9,000 by the end of the week:

IG goal

Earlier today, I scheduled a payment to reach that goal!

pending payment 9k

(I actually gave myself an extra $10, so that the interest wouldn’t bump me back over the $9K mark before I really got to enjoy it. 🙂 )

I’ve been keeping tabs on my student loan repayment progress in the menu bar above, but each time I pass another thousand-dollar mark, I just wanna shout it from the rooftops.

To anyone out there who feels like they will never reach a financial goal–I’ve totally had those feelings. I remember being just so overwhelmed when we added up how much we owed in student loans after graduating. When we first cut down our monthly expenses in order make extra payments on our debt, I hated how much of it was being eaten up just by interest. It really felt like we were making all these sacrifices and having no fun with our money, just to give it all away to Sallie Mae. However, now that we’re several years into the process, I can see that those sacrifices really were vital to getting us where we are now–less than nine thousand dollars away from being debt free!

I hope everyone’s having a great weekend! I did some thrifting this morning and came back with some solid finds. I’m pretty much done for the day and try my best not to work on Sunday, so I’ll be back to the eBay grind on Monday!

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6 thoughts on “Another Student Loan Goal Met!

    • It was around $45,000! We started getting serious about paying it off 3 years ago, and I started selling on eBay to speed the repayment process up a little more than a year ago. Hang in there!

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  1. Keep up the great work Erica. It does feel so good that get those loans paid off. I got rid of my student loans in December. At one point I didn’t think I’d be able to and told my family that we weren’t going to eat because I was NOT rolling that puppy over for the new year. Well, we paid them off and ate! LOL

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