Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Unofficial Party

I checked my bank account today not expecting to see any change but then I looked where my mortgage balance should be and it was gone. I was kind of hoping to catch it when it said zero but it was just gone so I took a screen shot and wrote in Mortgage.....$0.00 for my own "closure".

That's where it used to be. Right under my credit card. Now it is just blank. My check got processed faster than I expected. I suppose they will mail me the final paperwork in a few days. Then I will really know that it is closed and gone and then I can have a party!

That was $102,000 paid off in 6 years and 8 months!

30 comments:

Dave said...

Wowie! You really did it, Daizy! Congrats to achieving a huge goal and I am glad I was able to see it, for real!

It is too bad all of your followers can't join you and your dogs and have a big party. It would be a festive event.

It took me 9 years to pay off a $56k mortgage in the 1990s so I am quite impressed that you paid off a larger loan in less time than it took me.

With your monthly expenses now greatly reduced and your total income now increased due to the rental property now generating its due, you can replenish your funds and start doing all those things you told us you wanted to do but could not.

Let the games begin.....

P.S. I am glad you took some of my advice in this matter based on my experience. :)

Marie said...

Great job! Can't wait to hear what your new plans are.

Frugal Queen said...

Amazing! Frugal, dedicated and inspiring! one day, I will be there, thanks for sharing

laura said...

YAY!!!! YOU DID IT!!!!

I'm so, so pleased for you Daizy, what an achievement!!

Lizzie @ her homeworld said...

Just brillaint. I am very proud of you and very pleased for you. Taste the freedom!!

Middle Way said...

Fabulous work and dedication!!! Congratulations Daizy!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Daizy!!!!!!!!!
You continue to inspire us all.

Jo Ann in VA

dottie said...

RIP MORTGAGE.
GREAT JOB!!

Anonymous said...

YEA DAIZY!!!!!!!!!!! You have been such an inspiration to me -- I've been paying off debt and saving up a Fully Funded Emergency Fund for the past two years, but it is because of you that I believe that I really can pay off my mortgage ($135K) in the next 7 years. I, too, will probably need to move out of my home and rent it out, and I got that idea from YOU!

I'm so happy for you -- great job!

Britt in Texas

marcus said...

outstanding. well done daizy. marcus

Miss France said...

Congratulations! Independence Day for you!

Ella said...

Awesome Daizy! Glad you were able to pay it off. You are such an inspiration

Anonymous said...

Hurrah! Congratulations!

Sallie's Niece said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy you finally reached your goal.

Anonymous said...

Been following your blog for over a year now,(but started at the beginning) and just wanted to say congrats, it was hard hard work getting there, but you did it! Yay for you!

Petunia 100 said...

Yayyy!! What a great accomplishment! Congrats, Daizy!

Looking forward to see what you will do next!

kelsi said...

Welcome to the world of Mortgage Freedom, Daizy!
Isn't it cool to see how many people (that you've probably never even met) were rooting for you? :)

Sue said...

Woo Hoo Hoo!!!!! It's party time!!!! Enjoy life without the mortgage.

Michael said...

Well done! You deserve to celebrate. Congratulations Daizy!

Midori said...

Congratulations! Excellent job!

Warmly,

Midori

Veronica said...

We don't know each other, but I have been following your blog for quite some time now. Congratulations on paying off your mortgage!! What a great milestone. Enjoy your mortgage-free like now. I'm looking forward to the day that I can do the same. :-)

The Executioner said...

Nice work! It will seem more real next month when you don't have a mortgage payment to make. Enjoy!

Little Miss Moneybags said...

Yay!!!! Amazing!!!!

Frugal Pursuit said...

Congratulations! I have been reading about your determination to polish off your mortgage and am thrilled you have finally accomplished it.

Daizy said...

Wow ya'll, 24 of you left comments. I am flattered that you all have read along with me on this journey and I think it is wonderful that some of you were inspired and even got some ideas from me. I have certainly been inspired and encouraged by the many comments that I have received along the way and I am so glad that I was able to share this experience with so many of you and learn from your experiences too. Thanks for the support!

KoBold said...

Unofficial YAY!

Tony said...

Finally! Onwards and upwards. Congratulations.

philo said...

Let me gate-crash this party. Congratulations on reaching your goal. I read you every day and vicariously enjoy your fosters.
Now for the next chapter.
philo

Andy Hough said...

Congratulations!

saro said...

Just wanted to add my belated congratulations!!