It’s Over 9,000! My Credit Card Debt Breaks the 4-Digit Barrier!

Over 9000

I’ve been waiting to write this post for a while. It will be short, but sweet…

WooHoo!  My balance is under $10,000 for the first time in over 8 years!!! Yes. That’s not a typo. I can’t believe it either.  I don’t even want to think about all the interest I’ve been paying out all this time. Ugh! Ugh! Uggghhhh! (Cries) 😥 .  I only want to think about how great it feels to break this barrier. Now I feel like the end of the tunnel is in sight. And this train has no return trip.

Forgive this anime (Dragonball Z) meme reference but, if  ‘Over 9,000’ refers to a feat of strength or an off-the-chart feeling of power, then this applies to me.  I like to think of this animated gif as my credit card company getting the news that I’m about to pay it off way sooner than they thought.  Ha!

what 9000

Oh yes, it’s right, credit card company. Oh so very right. Muahaha!


I’m killing this debt, Kill Bill style.  This is the countdown…

$30, 000’s  – Elle Driver (California Mountain Snake)

california mountain snake1

$20, 000’s – Vernita Green (Copperhead)


$10,000’s – Oren-Ishii (Cottonmouth)


One more to go…

$1,000 – Bill (Snake Charmer)

Bill snake charmer

And now, I’m going to kill Bill.  He represents the last $1,000 of this credit card debt. And he’s goin’ down! You can run, but you can’t hide!


“Debtor’s prison is real, and opportunity cost is a bitch.” (DDSW)


  1. Ashlee · August 16, 2014

    What a major accomplishment!!! That must feel amazing. And I’m sure it gives you great momentum to keep working hard. Congrats!


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