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Hey all ...

Long time no chat.

My company was recently acquired by a larger corporation ... and thus the stock I held (purchased through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan) was liquidated. I opted to use some of this money to maximize my Roth IRA contributions, but also set aside a portion of it to eliminate my variable rate student loan with Sallie Mae!

It only took out about $4K worth of debt, but the variable loan had just hit 7%, so I'll take that return! I'm still left with the largest loan, now at $21K, and fixed at 6.875%, but it's only a matter of time before that one goes too. To think, about 7 years ago I owed Sallie Mae over $60,000 ...


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