We (will) owe UNDER $20,000 in credit card debt (as of December 31st). After next months payments I've estimated this years credit card payoff at $4584. That's only $524 short of doubling what we paid off in 2010. If there were 13 months in a year I'd totally have hit that mark. I'm only $271 short of a 20% payoff this year. 18.88% in ONE year, "way to go ME!(and hubby)"
We now owe less than $10,000 on the car. I know, I never talk about the car but I had to mention the milestone. Ok, that's a bit lame because we've had the car for two years and we hadn't wanted to even spend $10,000 in the first place (thank-you clever car sales guy and hubby and I's weak wills) BUT but but I'm happy to be under $10,000 on it. And it's a really great car. After 15 years of driving ALOT (over 1500 miles a month) and owning 5 different cars this one is BY FAR the best car I've ever had AND we owe less than $10,000 on it. Hooray!
We almost paid off $10,000 in total debt this year; house, equity line, car, credit cards. This just makes me smile. And then it makes me day dream a little about a day when there won't be any debt and we'll have $10,000 PLUS all the interest payments that were just flushed down the toilet a.k.a stuffed into a rich mans pockets to do whatever we darn well please with. Ahh, freedom.
Milestone number 4: after 9.25 years of marriage and over a decade of hoping to someday be a mommy I'm entering the third trimester of this pregnancy with a large round tummy and an active little boy reminding me regularly that very soon we'll be parents; very soon we'll have a son.