WE PAID OFF OUR STUDENT LOANS!

YOU GUYS.

WE DID IT.

WE.

DID.

IT.

WE PAID OFF ALL OUR STUDENT LOANS.

I have been talking about our (mostly mine) student loans on this blog since I started paying them four years ago. This post is still one of my favorites that I ever wrote, because it’s still so true, especially now that the loans are paid off and I really can see how much Valpo was worth it.

We snapped this picture last night, moments after we hit “submit” on our final payment together.

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The joy could not be more real!

Because I’m a total nerd, I set up our camera to capture the moment on film since it’s not every day you complete the biggest goal of your life (thus far).

Apparently, I need lessons on popping champagne because the cork flew out and managed to hit our ceiling…which is 20 feet tall.

I won’t say how much we owed because that’s personal, but Valpo. isn’t. cheap. And going to college during a major recession wasn’t cheap either. I’m thankful Kevin had a full ride academic scholarship for soccer and I had a few great scholarships of my own. Even still, we had loans. I’m just so proud that we created a game plan and stuck to it. Feels so rewarding!

I’ve had so many friends congratulate me today and then vent about student loans of their own. All I can say is that one day, you’ll get to this day. Just keep chipping them off one-by-one and slowly but surely they will get smaller and smaller until you can hit “submit” on your final loan payment and the champagne cork blasts up to your ceiling too.

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