All of this vacation talk is making me Fun-Sick!!! My husband and I had plans to go on a cruise to Jamaica this April but had to cancel our reservation (yes, we even made reservations) to save up for another car. :( Let me tell you, it is NO fun putting off a vacation! But we have made the vow to never go into debt again, so these (quite upsetting) sacrifices have to be made.
On a bright note, we should be able to put a big dent in our 1st student loan. If you recall, this loan started at $18k last November. We should be able to get it down to $4k by the end of March thanks to our tax return, bonuses, and minimal spending elsewhere! My most sincere prayer this year has been for God to exceed our expectations in how quickly we pay off our debt! So far, I'm super-impressed. Yes, we're having to make a few sacrifices, but I'm much more excited about screaming I'm debt free than I am to sit on a beach.
Don't get me wrong, if I can make it to the beach while we're paying off debt, I'd be thrilled. If you have any low-budget vacation ideas, please send them my way!
Keep focus on your ultimate goal!!