If you haven’t seen the episode of The Office where Michael goes to visit David Wallace after Dunder Mifflin’s acquired by Sabre, you should click here. Then re-read the title of this post.
Can I have a drum roll, please? Thank you. I have a big announcement to make in the personal finance arena:
As of July 15, one of my credit cards is fully paid off!
It’s been a long road involving two separate trips to Colorado and an unemployment, but I am very, very glad to be at this point.
I’ve been Internet-window-shopping for a new laptop for a month or so, and checked my savings account last week to see what I had for wiggle room. You see, I have $150 from each paycheck taken right out and plunked in an ING account (let me know if you want a code!) so I don’t even miss it. When I realized I had $700 in there, I was pretty psyched. When I realized I had $767 left on that particular card, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The laptop will have to wait a little while, but knowing I’m on the road to being credit-debt-free is totally worth it.
If you haven’t read any personal finance blogs, especially The Simple Dollar, you owe it to yourself to check it out. I’ve read a whole ton, and they all have great advice, including the “invisible saving” trick.