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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ahh...

That sigh of relief you hear? That's the sound of my car being paid off. I just wrote the last check for my last payment on this car on Sunday.

It will be like getting another pay raise, not having to make this payment every month. I never thought I'd get to this point.

It's also unbelievably nice NOT to feel like I have to juggle my bills each month, determining when to pay which bill -- depending on when payday is -- and which ones could handle partial payments this month or that one, if I was over my budget. Now, I've been able to put everything on auto-pay, and I don't even have to think about whether I'm behind on my cable bill anymore. Because I'm not. I can't be.

Mind you, I'm not debt-free, but I'm closer than I've been in years. I have a couple of pretty small debts (around $1000, give or take) to clear up, and then I'm done. And I have to be sure to be responsible about my spending now, so I can build up a decent chunk of savings and never again be in the financial straits I've been in over the past several years.

Ahh. That's the sound of a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders.

(Of course, I'm probably tempting the fates by writing this. Now my car will die, and/or I will lose my job!)

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At 09 January, 2007 23:29, Blogger Love Monkey said...

congratulations! It's a fantastic feeling to be out of debt.

 
At 09 January, 2007 23:53, Blogger FATSO said...

You'll be FREE to buy more stuff!!!!!!!

WEll done, dear! Wanna pay off mine now???

 
At 10 January, 2007 02:43, Blogger The Savage said...

And think of the wines you could buy....

 
At 10 January, 2007 04:47, Blogger JMai said...

Interesting... you blog just ate my comment. Well hmph! I have mastered the art of copying before hitting "post"

Oh, what a lovely feeling that is. I had that no-car-payment freedom once. Sadly, it's gone, and I fear it will never return.

But congratulations to you! Got my fingers crossed to counteract your potential jinx -s-

 
At 10 January, 2007 06:19, Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

As I read this post I screamed 'NOOOOOO!!'

Startled everyone in the office.

You've just bought yourself a new transmission, lady.

yeharr

 
At 10 January, 2007 09:05, Blogger Chelle said...

Congratulations!! That is an awesome to not have a car payment!! Must be a huge relief! :)

 
At 10 January, 2007 09:07, Blogger Average Jane said...

Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it?

 
At 10 January, 2007 10:26, Blogger sassinak said...

yeah i paid off my credit card and then got in a car accident... i'm never paying that fucker off again... i'll just carry a minimum of 200 dollar balance forever...

course i have to get it down that low again first...

 
At 10 January, 2007 12:42, Blogger Natalia said...

Oh I soooo feel you. When I paid off my car I felt at peace. Well, at least for a second or two because at the same time I was also entering a contract to pay close to 200K. So, yeah. Not that long of a serene pause. But I am happy for you!

 
At 10 January, 2007 13:09, Blogger cadbury_vw said...

i'm waiting for june to see the end of my car payments as well

i feel your pain (past tense on pain)

i anticipate feeling your relief

 
At 10 January, 2007 14:06, Blogger SignGurl said...

I could actually feel the weight lifting off your shoulders. I'm so happy for you!

 
At 10 January, 2007 17:20, Blogger Blondie said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats! (doing little dance that you can't see, but can you FEEL IT??)

:)

 
At 10 January, 2007 19:23, Blogger terry said...

thanks, y'all, for all your kind thoughts.

and pirate, i was hoping that acknowledging the jinx would counteract it...

 

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