As of February 2013, my student loan is 100% paid off!
For the last few months I have been making $1,000 payments towards the loan, so hopefully I will now be able to put this money to good use in other ways.
Goals for using extra money freed up from loan payoff:
1. Increase emergency fund/savings to goal amount (10 – 12k. Need to pick a number.)
2. Pay off mortgage at a faster rate, in order to get rid of PMI ASAP.
3. Buy a bicycle
4. Pay for repairs around the house, namely, gutters and tree maintenance.
After step 1, I’m not sure what order to prioritize everything in. The bicycle I want to be able to use this Spring. The mortgage will save me even more the earlier I start making increased payments. The repairs aren’t urgent, but the longer I leave them, the more small damages get caused by falling branches and excess rainwater leaking into the basement…
Any opinions on which goals to accomplish first?