I copy and pasted this Sallie Mae page so ya’ll can see what being debtfree looks like: Skip to Main Content Apply For A New Loan My Account #9960148096 LIVE CHATOpens a new window Welcome ELIZABETH Logout <!–NavBarOptionsMap = Map<NavBarMenuOptions, Map<Platform, List>> –> MY LOANS <!– navigationSubMenuOptionMap […]
Thirteen years ago I graduated from college with a BA in Humanities. For years, I’ve been trying to pay down the debt, which had risen, with interest, to about $62,000 at one point. (The original loan was $36,000.00) I couldn’t seem to get it together to pay off the debt. Just before my 50th birthday, […]
It’s done, over, finis. We managed to scrape together the last $1056.99 for the 4-day pay-off today. At 8 this morning, I made my last payment to Sallie Mae forever. The debt has been permanently banished to the place from whence it came: the dark hellish ether of fractional reserve banking. So here’s a fun fact for you. Debt […]
I’m waiting for two payments to post at Sallie Mae. When they do, my loan balance will at $1050.00. By next pay or sooner, this will be finished. So, on or by November 4th the last payment will go out to Sallie Mae. Then it’s over. This waiting sucks. On the other hand, I feel […]
Now, it’s just a matter of how long it will take for me to earn $1051.80. I’ll be running like my hair’s on fire. This should be FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Paltry $1051.80 + Interest Stand Between Me and Freedom There was yet one more heart-pounding talk with Jim today and this thing is almost done. We decided to take all of the cash we had left, emergency funds, rainy day funds, the whole lot and threw it at my loan. I don’t give a damn if I have […]
My apologies to the World War II generation for co-opting the “D-Day” moniker but I couldn’t resist. Two days ago a discussion took place between myself and Jim. He’s been saving money in a cruising fund for a while now but it’s been burning a hole in his pocket. I think he finally got fed up with […]