I paid off the Mattress Firm account!!!
I’m glad it is paid in full (and we now own our very expensive mattress outright), but I’d be lying if I said it gave me the same “high” I got from paying off my Capital One card. I think its because I’ve had debt on my credit cards for a very long time (going on 7 years now), whereas we’ve only had the mattress account for less than a year, so it doesn’t feel like as big of an accomplishment (plus the mattress account has been interest-free).
It was necessary to pay it off so we aren’t hit with all the accrued interest and fees that get tacked on after a year, but it definitely doesn’t feel like as huge of a “success” as it did to pay off one of the credit cards that had been hanging around foreeeeeever!
Not trying to be a Debbie Downer because its certainly a good thing. One less debt to worry about each month. Perhaps the more exciting development is that I will now take that $100 payment and snowball it toward Wells Fargo. This means my payments for my Wells Fargo card will increase from $800/month to $900/month starting in June (with possible snowflake payments, too!) Exciting stuff!!!