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As I was paying my bills today and re-assessing account balances etc., I realized I now owe less than 25K on my student loans. YIPPEEEEE!

(Well, technically I still owe Sallie Mae, but the payoff money is sitting in Emigrant, earning 4.5% and my loans are sitting prettily at zero.)

I started a little over 3 years ago wiht about 2100 in cc debt and 46+ in student loan debt. It took a while to get going, but now my snowball is rolling forward. Last year, I paid off almost 15K on the student loans.

In other news, I also funded my 2005 Roth this year to the tune of 1400$. In the spirit of compromise, all my consulting income (clearly not a lot, haha) went to the Roth. Previously such income would have gone to student loan paydown. My goal is to fully fund in 2006.

Debtfree by March 2008, although my *real* goal is February 2008, which would be my 39th birthday. (Although a christmas present of debt free in 2007 would be the best present I could give myself.)

bleplatt
mightily pleased with herself today.

(I am focusing on student loan debt because they are in deferrment. To maintain zero % interest, I have to be in school 6 undergrad hours. Otherwise they are at 7.75%. I'm ready to take a break from my schooling!)
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