Becoming debt free is a challenge. I had just paid off my car loan on my car, and then my car started to go. I just got a new job after being unemployed less than a month. I have near 22,000 in Sallie Mae loans, and paying my graduate school in cash I was determined to pay cash for my new car.
The key to paying a car in cash, as Dave Ramsey says I was fired up about it. I was sick and tired of paying someone else besides myself. Many people, including my husband, said that I should get a car loan, and I could pay it off quickly. It was the normal thing to do to get a car loan and be in debt. It took almost 2 months, but I paid my new car in cash. I drive my car everyday thinking to myself, I don't have to pay someone else to drive this car a month for the next 2 or 3 years, and it feels great.