I'm Finally Debt Free!

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Registered: 07-06-2003
I'm Finally Debt Free!
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 12:37pm

Hi everyone,

I hope that your Christmas was memorable and spent with loved ones.  I just wanted to share that as of Dec 20th 2012 that I became debt free.  Free of $55K worth of debt in 3 years 5 months and 20 days :)  I was originally scheduled to pay it off by June 2014.

 I'm currently away in Trinidad for the next two months with my DH.  We're both working while we're here but we're off until late next week.  Being location independent when it comes to my career is something I couldn't imagine being able to do when I had so much debt.  I feel so incredibly blessed in every aspect of my life and I am really proud of this accomplishment of paying off so much money.

This board was a huge help for me over the years so thank you for the support and motivation to get it done!  For those who are still working their way towards debt freedom, remain encouraged, stay on course as much as you can and don't give up on this board because the people are very supportive and honest with you when you need them to be.

I'll definitely check back in with the board often because staying debt free is much harder than becoming debt free. 

Thank you again and have a Happy 2013!



"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-31-2010
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 2:48pm
Yahooo, Kassie!! That feeling of freedom cannot be purchased at any price, and so few people have it. I cannot imagine that day myself, but we are buying land, homes and things that will support us in the future. Awesome job!! -Marie
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-12-2009
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 7:18am

Kassie, I am eating my words, washed down with a little eggnog left over from Christmas.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You should be very proud of yourself, setting a very challenging goal and achieving it. You are an inspiration to the people here and proof that hard work, sacrifice and dedication will make your goals reachable. Thank you for sharing your story with everyone here. Have a wonderful time in Trinidad and keep up the good work!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 10:05pm
Congrats!!! I am so proud of you! Please continue to post often and share your experience, you have a lot to offer!
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Registered: 07-25-2007
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 3:20pm

Congrats!  Isn't it a great feeling?    I found that the habits we formed while paying off the debt and the stress of living paycheck to paycheck has made staying debt free easy.  I hope you have the same experience.  Enjoy your vacation-it sounds lovely!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 3:03pm

Oh Kassie....I am soooooo Happy for you!   Congratulations.  See what one can do when they put their mind to it!

Have a wonderful time!

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Registered: 10-02-2011
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 3:00pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 2:30pm

Oh so happy for you!!

What a great year!

Good luck in the future


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2008
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 2:02pm

Congrats!  Laughing  With the debt gone, I am sure you will have a wonderful holiday!