Author Topic: Car paid off!  (Read 2891 times)

Hackstache

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Car paid off!
« on: April 25, 2014, 07:44:21 AM »
My first big mustachian victory happened yesterday when I paid off my car. I started reading MMM last summer and It's awesome to start getting some real traction by getting this loan paid off. I'm still on fire and covered in bees, but I've come a long way in a short time. I thought I was fairly frugal, but when I really looked at my spending I realized that it was pouring out of everywhere.

In about eight months I've gone to just barely paying my bills to paying off medical bills and the second half of my car loan. I don't even think I realized how far I've already come until I started writing this. I've got a long way to go and lots of anti-mustachian habits to break, but I'm getting there. Let me rephrase, I need some good face punches.  :)

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 08:20:09 AM »
Congratulations, not only on the car and medical bill pay-off, but also on making the necessary permanent changes. It's a big deal! :)

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 09:13:08 AM »
Fantastic!

As you say its not only that you have made these relatively small achievements.. its the fact you have changed some habits which will pay HUGE dividends in the future.

Get out from under ALL debt then start surfing ahead of the wave.. it makes a miraculous difference to your net worth!

Frank

Hackstache

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 10:25:21 AM »
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I appreciate them.

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 06:31:55 PM »
Awesome! I have about $2600 left on my car loan and I am looking forward to knocking it out this summer.

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 06:53:50 PM »
Awesome job!  After about 6 months of having my car paid off I knew that I would never have a car loan again.  So much freed up monthly cash!

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 12:48:50 AM »
That is so great!!!

These smaller victories can now motivate you to tackle the bigger issues!

Love it!

Matte

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 10:21:27 PM »
Just paid mine off a few days ago.  Even though it was at zero percent and my mortgage is over 3 percent it just bugged me enough I paid it off six months early.   

Hackstache

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014, 06:34:16 AM »
Nice, kick that loan in the face.

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2014, 06:40:40 AM »
Great job, Hackstache and Matte!

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Re: Car paid off!
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 06:55:23 AM »
keep up the good work. eat the elephant one bite at a time.