This feeling has been a LONG time coming, twenty or so years, the culmination of balance after transferred balance after transferred balance.
Today, I celebrate, for at 43 years old, I am officially debt-free. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not living in the lap of luxury. I still owe plenty on my condo and have payments left on my car, but to the credit card companies, the Capital Ones, the Bank of Americas and the Chases of the world… I owe you nothing!
And that, for me, is a major accomplishment.
This post has nothing to do with sports (unless you include the countless thousands I’ve put on those credit cards at sporting events around the world) but there was a point in my life when I was over $20,000 in debt.
I would hereby like to thank all of my employers, especially my current one, for allowing me to prove my worth. Without them, this would not have been possible. I’d like to thank all of those who helped me get through a tougher, financial time. You know who you are. I would like to thank my faithful SportsChump advertisers. I would also like to remember every bar tab, tuition payment, hospital bill, elaborate dinner, ill-advised casino trip, grocery bill, pair of slacks I didn’t need but had to have and lastly, raise a ceremonial, middle finger to my ex-fiancee who helped put me in that massive debt in the first place. Who’s laughing now?
Now that I’m getting older and no longer have to shell out that stout, monthly nut on credit card payments, I’m looking for something to invest my money in, perhaps some sports betting websites. I’m guessing with Bosh out, the Heat are no longer a sound investment. I have years to go before writing the great American novel, then retiring off that fortune, so for the financially savvy of you, throw me some words of wisdom on how to continue adding to my nest egg.
Oh, and next time, drinks are on me… and I’ll be paying cash.