What were you doing 2 years and 8 months ago?
The date was September 27, 2013. Do you remember?
I was celebrating my 40th birthday.
That, in itself, is a big occasion. But, something MORE special happened that day.
I made my last payment to Sallie Mae at 9a that morning and that afternoon, the boys, my husband and I gathered around the telephone to do our DEBT FREE SCREAM!!!
We had paid off $43,544 in 3 years, 8 months and 27 days!
When we started FPU, I had a goal of being debt free by 40. We cut it close, but we did it!!! Our next goal is to be mortgage debt free by the time I’m 45. It’s an aggressive, BIG HUGE goal but we are working on it!
On the 27th of each month, we celebrate one more month of debt free life – that commitment to stay debt free.
Today, we celebrate 2 years and 8 months of honoring that commitment. It isn’t always easy but it is worth it! We give more, save more and yes, even spend more on the things we want. We have less stress, anxiety, and worry about money. We have a financial plan for our future and we have created generational change. This financial lifestyle is the only financial lifestyle our boys have even known.
If you struggle with any aspect of your financial life, I’d like to help you overcome that struggle. Or, maybe you just need a mid-year budget review to help you establish future financial goals. Either way, I’ve gone through both processes myself and I have resources and knowledge to help you.