The progression was about $2000 paid off in 2006 (not much but you've gotta start somewhere), $12000 in 2007, and a whopping $19000 in 2008. Of course, I've already got my eye on baby step #6, which is paying off our home early... but one step at a time. As for now, I could write a book about what it took for us to get here and what we plan to do next now that the money we make at work will actually be ours! (we get to keep our own money... what a concept... lol)... but instead, we just want to...
1. thank everyone who was supportive of us during the grueling process of babysteps 1 & 2
2. thank the people that we know who are steps ahead of us in the babystep game for encouraging us through their example and reminding us that it can be done... and lastly,
3. send an encouraging word to the handful of people that have joined us on this journey of financial freedom.
So Happy New Year from the newest debt-free family!
... And no, you can't borrow 10 dollars.