I just performed the necessary online steps to make a (HUGE) final payment on my college loans. It feels a little strange, and not as satisfying yet as I thought it would be. Considering that I just transferred a major sum of money from our bank account to the powers that be at Sallie Mae, I half expected a pop-up window, or something, saying "um, are you sure you want to do that??" But no, they sterilely accepted my payment, just as always, with no "congratulations" or "thank God that's over with, right?" But I know that as soon as the transaction is final, and I realize that I can take the "make loan payment" reminder off my calendar, this is going to feel dang good.
I would celebrate, but now I can't afford to.