Remember the feeling of those significant milestones in your life?
That time you moved away from home.
That day you said, “I do.”
That moment when your kids finally grew out of diapers.
That big job promotion or beginning a new career.
All of these and many more have occurred in my life and in our household. The one we experienced recently surely ranks in the top ten in matters of earthly importance.
We’ve Paid Off Our Mortgage!
Goodbye Bank of America. It’s been…uh, “nice” knowing ya. Hello Baby Step 7!
This event actually occurred in February. I walked into our local BOA and received the deer in the headlights look upon mentioning I wanted to pay off our mortgage. They appeared happy for me but I knew better. What was really running through their minds was “Rats…lost another one.”
They thought worse than that when learning I also wanted to close all my accounts. The only reason we opened a checking account there was because they purchased our mortgage from Countrywide years ago. It made it simpler to pay down our mortgage as we could transfer money to BOA from our main bank at PNC.
Uncharted Financial Waters