(Closed) Just because.

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow! Congratulations it must feel amazing! Ten months has to be some kind of record…

Post # 4
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2685 posts
Sugar bee

@Chrysoberyl:  That is awesome!  And absolutely worth bragging about.  One less thing to worry about after the wedding 🙂

Post # 6
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Chrysoberyl:  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!  BRAG AWAY!!!!

 

How much did you have to pay back?

 

I paid off both my under grad and grad loans before I graduated with the Master’s (I had a house sale in there however).  I made a screen grab of that PAID amount with ZERO balance just to admire.

Post # 8
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I took out $13k for the undergrad/double major 1994-1999.  Then I worked for 8 years and got it down to $4k. 

 

Then I did a Master’s 2007-2012 so that went into deferment, but I did take out $16k total for the grad program, however $10k of that was left untouched in my savings.  So I paid off the $20k all at once ($10k that was untouched + $7k from house sale + $3k from my paycheck).   🙂

 

My grad program was cheap because I am a university employee and got a 50% tuition waiver.  Plus I kept my current job while working.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Chrysoberyl:  woo hoooo! You lucky duck! Sincere congrats on that one. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

You give me hope!! I have about 15k to pay off. I’m wanting to start paying it off while I’m in my last year (I now have a job & my SO is helping with bills so I can save towards paying off the loans) but I keep going back and forth as to whether I should bother paying them or just pay off our cars. The interest rates on the cars is so much higher! =/ We’ll see, maybe I can pay them all off in a couple years! haha

Congrats!!!!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

@Chrysoberyl:  That’s great, congrats!

I am very close to paying mine off. It has taken me 4 years (only took out $12k), but I was in grad school, that my work paid for, for about 1 1/2 years, so they were in deferment and I didn’t pay on them then. 

Were you able to score a great job right out of college? Or have you found a way to cut down on expenses to pay off more loans?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Congratulations 🙂

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