This past Monday we went to the bank. While that does not normally inspire joy, celebration and happiness, this past Monday was different. On this particular trip to the bank, I paid off my student loans.
Five years early.
Excuse me while I take a moment to savour that.
We paid it off the old fashioned way with saved money, bonuses, a bit from here, a bit from there. A 5-digit figure, paid off in one trip to the bank.
No more monthly payments. No more interest. A huge chunk of money that will remain in our bank account each month.
And did I mention that this means I can stay home from work for another year? But that's a whole other post!