We're paying off a small debt today. $371.18 that's been hanging on for a few years by minimum payments. This week I believe we'll also knock off a few other small debts totaling close to $500.
The Dumping Debt session in Financial Peace University rattled me, shook me up. God used it to peel the blinders off and inspire me. I found the entire session on YouTube.
Up until Feb 2, 2008, I would have left the $371.18 in our family checking account to build up our cash "cushion" so that we'd have some "float" in between paychecks. I never wanted to consider why I was always building up the float money and never seeing the cushion. Sloppy budgeting ate it up each week. With the initial $1,000 emergency fund and a zero-based budget, that excuse is out the window. PAY OFF THAT DEBT!