Yesterday I used half of our tax return to pay off the remaining $2,606.66 of my student loans.
It felt amazing.
I know I’m very lucky that my parents paid for my public undergraduate education, and that I only had graduate school debt to pay back. I’m sad I probably won’t be able to afford my children that same luxury. (Even the California State schools and UCs are becoming prohibitively expensive.)
I’m so glad I paid more every month than was required and closed out my account three years early. That is one of the few sound financial choices I’ve made in my adult life.
We still have so far to go to reach the financial security we are hoping to achieve, but paying off my student loans is definitely a step in the right direction.