Our Corolla is Now Officially Ours

Hooray – our 2002 Toyota Corolla is paid off! We got the title in the mail today. I am SO thrilled. I have been doubling up on the payments for the past few months, which enabled us to pay it off six months early. It is such a relief to have one less debt to our name. I love our Corolla too. Other than routine maintenance, oil changes, and one trip to the auto shop to fix a tire (because I hit a curb-oopsie!), we have never had to take it in for fixing in the 4.5 years we have had it. I love this little, reliable car.

Now that the car is paid off, I am hoping to apply that extra money each month to double up on payments for our minivan or my last remaining student loan. My goal is to not have any outstanding debt outside of a mortage payment in maybe 2 years. How freeing would that be? Of course, then we will have to start thinking about Adrianna’s schooling, since we have already decided that she will not be attending the public schools in our district (based on trustworthy recommendations from another mom with school-aged children). *sigh* I guess there is always something that pulls on the pursestrings.

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5 Responses

  1. Janis says:

    yeah, we havent had a car payment for quite some time now. Its really nice. The dodge has 160,000 miles, the olds has 155,000. I know they wont last forever, but I am hoping to get every mile out of them I can! Not wanting to think about payments again.

  2. Janis says:

    HI Umber!

  3. jamie says:

    That’s great about the car payments and funny about the eyebrows. I pluck my eyebrows, but not daily since Im lazy. I suppose I could let them grow all the way out but they do look a little crazy if I go more than a week without pulling out a few. You could try it once and see if it looks much better and then if not let it go back out. Plucking really isnt that big a deal. If you pluck one or two everyother day you pretty much can maintain. that’s been my experience anyway. and not saying that you need to.

  4. Jen Allen says:

    I totally know what you mean. I haven’t had a car payment since 2001 & now that my car has about 127,000 miles on it and it’s beginning to nickel & dime me to death, I’m thinking about trading it in for a nice Toyota Corolla or a Yaris…those are cute! Anyway, congratulations on having at least one car payment out of the way for good. I still remember going with you to pick out your Toyota at the dealership. 😀

  5. Peaches says:

    Congratulations!! I remember what a good feeling it was when we weren’t making payments anymore. I just recently went back to the world of payments tho – I just couldn’t stand driving the Thunderbird anymore. Plus – it wasn’t handling the move out to the country so well. lol. =)

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