2.07.2006

hungry hungry hippos.

so... guess what?

all our credit cards are payed off in full!! isn't that amazing? it only took years. i am sure we only payed a couple THOUSAND in interest. (and don't worry we still have student loans!)

small steps. progress is good. and neither of us are allowed to have immediate access to credit cards... they make us do crazy things!

what do you think we bought with all those cards? when we started dating we had eight or ten cards between the two of us. what company is their right mind would give 22 year olds access to thousands (and i mean thousands) of dollars??? we have no restraint. correct that. we HAD no restraint, right? ;)


11 comments:

Angela said...

congrats!! no credit card debt is a BIG deal!! Mike & I were thrilled when we paid off our washer & dryer to Best Buy early-- one down, 3 to go!!

Leah Billings said...

Good job you two! I went a little crazy with one of my cards over the Christmas holiday, so I know the feeling. I'm taking out loans to do this whole pharmacy thing, so I've also welcomed myself into world of student loans. Yuck! At least I won't have to start paying them off for four more years.

Elizabeth Ross said...

Hooray! Good job. I'm trying to do the same. It sucks, but will be wonderful when it's done!

leslie said...

Wonderful!!! I feel you about the student loans..it sucks.

brookeandpaul said...

YAY! that is exciting! congrats!

Susan said...

Woohoo, let's celebrate by going out and eating an expensive dinner and drinking lots of beer! Don't worry about having extra cash, we'll just put it on the credit card...er...wait...

matt&meredith said...

I couldn't possibly imagine what you could have purchased with those cards. Actually, I probably just don't remember all that was purchased between your cards and mine, it's a little fuzzy.

karl said...

yes, it's all a little fuzzy to me too!

Jackie!!! said...

YAY for you guys! Seriously! When I think of the debt I am going to have on student loans alone, it makes me want to vomit. So so so so happy for you!!!

Marc said...

I remember some of the crap you bought with your credit cards Karl. I just figured out how much it actually cost with the interest, surcharges, etc., but I don't have the heart to tell you. But it was worth it for the memories.

Grandma Liz said...

Good Job! You'll find life much more pleasant if you only purchase what you can afford.