I made my first student loan payment today! Though I graduated a year ago, I had to defer for a year because, with the crappy job market and shaky employment for those first few months, I couldn’t quite afford the roughly $900/month payment.
But today, October 8th, is a day I will remember forever as the day I made the first step toward becoming debt-free and joining the elitist bourgeois!
Never thought I’d be so excited to give half my paycheck to a branch of the federal government (U.S. Department of Education – holla!). At least it’s going there instead of to Wells Fargo. I’d rather send what little I have to a non-functioning government than to the blood suckers at any one of the Big Four.
If I keep steady on my payments, I should have all my loans paid off by the early 2030s. Then, I can spend my money on frivolous crap! I can’t wait!
By the way, those pictures were taken by my mom when she and my dad took their recent road trip across the country. They saw some crazy stuff on their way out west. Yes, those photos were taken in the fly-over red states. You can’t tell me you’re surprised.