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This week our kid will be born. Signs point to healthy.

Friday is payday. The payday that puts us over the top. That's right 100% (non-mortgage) DEBT FREE!!!!!

on a $55-65k a year income.

Here is what we've knocked out since late 2007:

$18000 in timeshare debt
$49000 in credit card debt
$12000 in student loan debt

Paid CASH for:

$11000 in foundation/major home repair
$2000 oral surgery
$1800 other dentist bills
$10000 down payment on house
High risk pregnancy



we made it. this is the best week of my life.


Now there is a good possibility I will be a Stay at home parent. Our income will temporarily go down to around $35k until I can find a day job (we both worked 3rd shift during this but it is impossible to find childcare for a newborn during those hours at a reasonable price.) so I am looking for a day job or part-time job. But any advice making the transition will be helpful!!
 

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ROCK ON DUDE! You're killing it!

Best wishes for a happy healthy baby and mom!
 

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Congrats on all you both have done.

Transitional advice will come in time... for now...

Enjoy the last fews nights of sleep you will get for a long time ***:congrats:***
 

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Preston, double congratulations - on the upcoming birth of your child, and for knocking out your non-mortgage debt and paying cash! What accomplishments!!
 

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So happy for you and your wife Preston. So much growth and change in your life since we've known you. The best is yet to come, enjoy!
Thanks a bunch for sharing your happiness with us. :hugz:
 

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Preston what great news!
You must feel absolutely wonderful!!

Sending all my good wishes for your wife and baby (and you of course) for the upcoming birth.

((HUGS))
 

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Awesome Preston!! Best wishes to all of you for a safe delivery. Get readyfor the best day of your life and many sleepless nights to come....but they are worth it! :)
 

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Wow..it's a great week to be you isn't it? Congratulations!! All that hard work and discipline has paid off.

:dancing: :congrats: :dancing:
 

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Congratulations Preston! You both did a fantastic job.

Heartfelt wishes on your babies birth to you and your wife.
 

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OK, I must admit I'm running on about 4 hours sleep, which makes me a little over-emotional to begin with, but I literally teared up a little reading that...so GOOD to hear a 'we did it' story in the midst of all the foreclosure and going bust stories we're swamped with on the news these days.

What could be a better gift to your newborn, then a financially sound household? Newborns bring a lot of joy AND stress, but it will be all the easier due to your diligent focus to clear up those debts. CONGRATS. Talk about 'changing your family tree!'.
 

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Congratulations on all of the life changes. Prayers for a quick & safe delivery and a quick recovery for your wife! Get some sleep now while you both can.
 
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