I don't have anyone else I could share this with and expect understanding from. I know there are many people here who think it is a silly thing to do. But silly me did it.
I P-A-I-D O-F-F M-Y O-N-E A-N-D O-N-L-Y L-O-A-N T-O-D-A-Y.
Whew. There, I said it.
I could not think of any other way to celebrate my (upcoming) 40th birthday. So INTJ me decided this would be it. Now I have almost no investments whatsoever but the home. But yeah, it feels nice to be debt-free again.
I fretted over taking on a mortgage for many years. I finally bit the bullet and then discovered this website right after. I have always been a saver, but thanks to Jacob I have been doubly-focused on saving the max so I could pay down this debt. To me it felt like the first (easy) step I needed to take in my quest for FI. The next is going to be the harder part - figuring out an investment strategy and executing it while I continue to save.
I was broke at 30. I have a home at 40. I want to be FI by 50. Wish me luck!