I paid my student loan today. I submitted my last payment and have never felt such a sense of pride. After finishing school in 2005, I quietly and persistently chopped away at that tree of debt. Making sure that my expenses were kept low and being careful to not accumulate more debt, I consistently sent payments in monthly and more recently weekly. I was determined to get that loan paid off this year. Today, my $44,000 student loan was paid off! When you pay off your student loan, do it consistently, every week or every month. You won’t even notice that extra money is not there for you to use and you won’t feel a need for it, trust me. So go ahead and chop down your tree of debt!