Thursday, April 18, 2013

So Close We Can Taste It

Let's just keep it real today. I've had a different blog post typed up (at least most of the way) every day this week, and by the time I wake up in the morning I think "Eh. Not feeling it." Same was true last night. I start typing about something I'm excited about, I get sleepy, and then the next thing I know, I just don't give a care.

So today's post will be short, but it's something I definitely DO care about. At least I'm 99.9% sure this one will get published. ;)

Check it out.


The Robert family "We're getting the heck out of debt!" thermometer.

Because we are so dead serious about this debt thing. The day Eric and I realized we only had ONE MORE student loan to pay before we were debt free was a very sweet day, indeed. There was much rejoicing throughout the land. The way we had set up our student loan repayment was by listing our debts smallest to largest and knocking them out one at a time. So now we are out to tackle not only our last, but our LARGEST single debt yet. 

$12,000. 

That is what separates us from the dream we have had since the day we were married.
We think we can do it by the end of the year.
I KNOW we can do it by the end of the year.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy. ;)

Every once in a while I'll post a picture of our progress. It's an awesome visual for us, and just one more way to keep us accountable to our goals! What will we do with ourselves when we have thousands of extra dollars to keep instead of sending it off to Sallie Mae every month? I'll tell you what - we're gonna save a crapload of money, go to Disney World, and finally buy a house, THAT'S what, haha.
Oh, Sallie Maaaaae....Ready or not, here we come!
Let's do this thing! One LAST time. :)

3 comments:

Cassie said...

this is AWESOME! good for you. listen here $12k - your mine! lol.

Anonymous said...

While it is nice that you have good goals and a nice life sometimes it comes across as you are judging others and bragging about that nice life where you pay off things and have money to do so. Some of us struggle day to day and barely have money at all for things and feel like we get nowhere. Some of us come from households where we have to work and miss out on our kids growing up. All I am saying is, I like to read your blog but do you have to be so miss I am perfect all the time and we have money to conquer all?

Adrien said...

I'm very sorry that you feel that way. This is a particular goal that is 5 years in the making and means a lot to our family. I would never want our small successes, which we have sacrificed a lot for, to hurt someone else...but then, I don't think it's fair to say we shouldn't celebrate when we've worked hard for something, either. As for being "perfect" I think you must have missed all of those other blog posts, haha. It's okay to own your words - you don't have to post anonymously here. :)

Thanks, Cassie! :)

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