Thursday, October 29, 2009

Debt Free!



Today is a day we'll remember. It took us 12 months and 2 days, but we got there. And yes, you guessed it! We made our last student loan payment today. We're DEBT FREE!!!

We had some trouble submitting our last payment online, which was very weird. So we called in and Lee paid it over the phone. Also we splurged and paid $5 to have the bank transaction happen today, instead of on Monday.

Now it's on to saving, saving, saving. And we'll start the whole get-out-of-debt process again in a few years when we buy a house.

I have been waiting for this day even before Lee got out of optometry school. It's a good feeling.

Image from: http://faithcenter.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/paid-in-full-stamp.jpg

15 comments:

M said...

Wooo hooo!!!

Bob Sheedy said...

This is amazing, Ruth! Congratulations!!!!

Emily said...

congrats! yall have inspired me to continue making those extra student loan payments to knock it down even faster!

emily nail :)

andyandsteph said...

Congratulations Ruth!!!! That is really awesome.

MissouriMormonMama said...

Yeah!! I am so excited for you!! ( :

Kelly said...

Congratulations! That's a great feeling.

Photo Crazy! said...

Way to go! That dream is so far in the future to me. Enjoy it!

Leanne said...

Congratulations that is fantastic!!!

Nyberg Family said...

FREEEEEDOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!! :P By the way, if you're not able to pay it online and you've tried they're supposed to credit you the pay by phone fee, just an fyi. Congrats guys! Is today the day you'll be on Dave?

Megan and Jeremy said...

Time to celebrate!!! You guys have worked hard and should be proud (and ecstatic) Wish we could celebrate with you :-)

Amy said...

Congratulations!

Bryan, Ashley, Katie and Shadow said...

Yay Robertsons! Did you call in yesterday? I had the radio on from about 1:10-3:30, but was only listening here and there as I cleaned the house. Bryan and I are going to try to listen to yesterday's episode today so we can hear you scream!!

Lois said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BERNOTSKI FAMILY said...

Great job Ruth and Lee. I know you guys have done a lot of sacrificing, but I know that you're feeling like it was SOO worth it right now. Congratulations!

Lena said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
You did it!!!!!!!!