Happy Saturday! I spent the morning doing some quick calculations and I am very happy to report that after 2 years of repayments, I am more than halfway to paying off my loans!
Total Borrowed: $25,302
Total Owed Today: $11,912
When I think that at this point last year I was $17,200 in debt and basically unemployed, I feel so thankful. I feel thankful that I have my five jobs today, that I have seen serious headway with my debt and that I am closer than ever to reaching my goal of zero debt. I don’t just mean monetarily, but mentally, emotionally and energy-wise. I have put time and energy into coming up with a plan to be debt-free, I have been executing it successfully for four months now and I am going to keep going. I feel lighter than ever before about my debt and for the first time since graduation, I can see the finish line.
Kara Perez is the original founder of From Frugal To Free. She is a money expert, speaker and founder of Bravely Go, a feminist financial education company. Her work has been featured on NPR, Business Insider, Forbes, and Elite Daily.