I've been meaning to do introduce this feature for a while: posting the exact figures of each one of my student loans so that (eventually) I can witness the principals get smaller and my hard work paying off.
Until very recently (when I had a blog design issue) I was keeping track of these numbers in a shared Google document that I'm sure no one noticed since it required clicking through your blog reader and finding the appropriate link on my blog. I still use this document to keep myself on track but it doesn't really show me any progress since I just delete the old numbers and put in the new every month. Therefore I want to start out each month with a handy little chart like this one:
Subsidized Stafford (Undergrad and Law combined) = $41,454.63 @ 4.875%
Unsubsidized Stafford (Undergrad and Law combined) = $34,376.12 @ 4.875%
[Private Loan (Undergrad) = $26,393.79 @ 4.13%]*
Defaulted Private Loan (Law) = $25,190.84 @ 0%
Perkins Loan (Law) = $8.665.23 @ 5%
School Loan (Law) = $1,710.70 @ 8%!!!
Grand Total = $137,779.31
*This loan is in my name but I am not currently making the monthly payments on it, my parents are. This may or may not change in the future.
Behold, my student loan debt as of July 1, 2009. Watch it go down here once a month. At this rate I'll be blogging for a LONG time.