Author Topic: I get to drink TWO seltzers today, for a good reason... (Student loans!)  (Read 1816 times)

hal

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In our house, we find it easy to have simple rules that help manage our luxuries and hedonic lifestyles. For instance, I generally only drink one can of store-brand seltzer per day and look forward to it as a treat. I know, living the high life.

Please observe the attached text from my likewise frugal SO, who approved my celebratory second seltzer.

In all seriousness, I am proud that I have finally paid off my $21k of student loan debt, most of which was due to my Masters program. I'm on a teacher's salary, so I am not rolling in money, and I am sure I could have done it faster than I did. But it's done now. In total, it took about two years of intense effort to pay off.

Now: to research IRAs :)
« Last Edit: April 30, 2018, 07:50:55 PM by hal »

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Great job on the student Lon pay off.

Miss Piggy

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Congratulations on that hard-earned second seltzer!

HappierAtHome

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Congratulations on paying off your student loans, and an extra big congratulations on having a SO on the same page :D

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Congrats!!!

Suit

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Congrats on paying off the loans!

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Congrats!  Just don't go insane like that too often:)

hal

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Thanks all.

Congratulations on paying off your student loans, and an extra big congratulations on having a SO on the same page :D

Thanks especially for this... it has been a big deal for me to realize, over the past couple years, how fortunate I am that she is on the same page. We are not married (yet...?) but have been together five years. It's easy to take for granted. I always realize my good fortune when I am reading about other couples' inability to discuss money or inability to agree upon financial goals.

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So wonderful, yes! The paying off and the terrific, fun, same-page spouse :)
You're making a heckuvalot of good decisions in your life.

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In celebration of you paying off your student loans, I'm walking over to our office refrigerator, taking a Schweppes black cherry seltzer out, left over from a big meeting here 3 weeks ago....and considering it part of my own personal share of company profit sharing.  Ahhhhh, sparkly.

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Beware, it'll make you burp!

Congrats on the payoff!  How many green soldiers will be liberated per month?

hal

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So wonderful, yes! The paying off and the terrific, fun, same-page spouse :)
You're making a heckuvalot of good decisions in your life.

I hope so! Plus coming to MMM helps me stave off any desire to purchase a car.

Congrats on the payoff!  How many green soldiers will be liberated per month?

The minimum was $227 per month, and I was normally to pay 3-5x that amount.