Recently I set a goal to pay off the remaining $3,670.66 of my car loan. I wasn’t really sure if I’d be able to pay it down to zero within the time-frame I set for myself. I rolled some numbers around in my head and figured that if I was able to entirely eliminate any discretionary spending for the next six weeks, I might be able to do it.
Today, six weeks later, I’m proud to say that I was able to pay off my car by the deadline I set for myself. There were times when I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it … when I slipped with my budget and spent money I shouldn’t have. But I stuck with it and kept my commitment to doing what it took to reach the end.
I had to “sacrifice.”
I had to sell some of my stuff to make up for money I shouldn’t have spent. I did whatever it took to make this happen. Now that I’m free from my car debt I’m looking forward to my next debt; my student loans.
Okay … so I’m not really looking forward to paying them off but I know once they’re paid, I’ll feel a huge sense of freedom. That freedom is something to look forward to. And instead of feeling overwhelmed by the huge amount of money I owe, I’m feeling fired up!
Good Job Steven!!! I am proud of you!!
Way to go on the next big debt…
Thank you Lo! This debt has been hanging over my head for too long, it feels great to have it finally taken care of! No more worries about making a weekly car payment, and now I can focus on my Student Loans, another debt that has been like a skeleton in the closet. I’m finally able to confront this monster and focus all of my energy on eliminating it, the LAST of my debt!
I crunched the numbers last night and was a bit disappointed that I won’t be able to pay it down as quickly as I had hoped but I’m not discouraged! I will do what I can with what I have and will be as aggressive as possible. I don’t want to live with debt any longer than I have to. If I eliminate as much as I can early on, life will be so much easier further down the road. I can’t wait to be debt free, it will feel so good!
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Good work Steven. A little sacrifice can go a long way.