my big news:

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  1. Such WONDERFUL news! SO proud of you Leigh-Ann!! You must feel great!xoxo
    Puppy kisses= sweet :)

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  2. Yay! Congrats! That must feel amazing! I hope to feel that someday but I guess that's what happens when you marry a college student...they come with debt =/

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  3. yay!!! what a wonderful feeling to have accomplished something that will change your life!!!

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  4. I'm sooo proud of you!!! That's awesome!!! A big CONGRATS to you!!!!!! What an inspiration that is!!! Yayyyy!!!! xoxo

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  5. Haha. You make me happy too! :)

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  6. woooohooooooooooo!

    this is fabulous news.

    very happy for you...great work! <3

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  7. That's awesome.
    It kind of made me nervous though. Makes me think about my future.

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  8. A HUGE congrats to you, that is awesome news! We have NO credit card or medical debt, but still have our house payment and one car payment, that's a start! By the way, you are adorable!
    XOXO~Meg

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  9. Wowy! That's awesome Leigh-Ann!

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  10. That is SO awesome.

    I have a huge amount of debt that constantly looms over my shoulders, so I can just imagine how awesome it would feel if it was all gone.

    Congrats.

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  11. How wonderful!!! Congrats! =D

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  12. That is AWESOME!! Congrats Leigh Ann!!

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  13. LA I am jumping up and down for you! AMAZING NEWS! CONGRATS! SUPER DUPER CONGRATS!

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  14. Congrats, LA! I'm sure you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders! Good job!

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  15. Must feel so freeing! What an big, awesome goal to have achieved :) Congrats!!

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  16. Yay, LA! :) That's soooo exciting and probably such an amazing feeling! I almost have my school debt paid off, which I totally thought I'd be paying til I was 40, so I'm anticipating the very same thing in a few months!! Eeek! :) So rad.

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  17. OMG!!!! YAY! that is so great!

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  18. First, CONGRATS! Second, you are darling.

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  19. congratulations!!!! that is tooo cool! :)

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  20. That is wonderful news! Congratulations!!! I love to hear when people get out of debt, it is so motivating!

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  21. Congrats thats really awesome!

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  22. Congratulations! Here's to brand new beginnings and financial awesomeness! :D

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  23. YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!
    Congratulations Leigh-Ann! I am so very very happy for you! What a huge relief that must be -- and you should be SO proud of yourself :)

    Your news made me smile!
    Much love to you -- you debt-free diva!!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  24. That is so awesome!!! BIG SMILES Here!

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  25. PS. A little blog post about how you did it (or how you budget) would be completely awesome :))

    xo
    O.

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  26. CONGRATS!!! Getting my debt paid off is more of a two or three year goal, so your accomplishments are a huge motivation! I'm SO proud of you- I know what a big hurdle this was!!

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  27. Holy cow, that's amazing!!!! Congrats :) (and I love your glasses, by the way)

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  28. yay! congrats! I'm also working on getting my debt payed too. I'm sending in extra payments when ever I can so it could go down quicker!!!LOVES!

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  29. oh Leigh-Ann!!! That is so so so exciting!!!!! What wonderful news! Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and it's great to see you so giddy about it! What an inspiration... it CAN be done!!! I hope you're celebrating big! =)

    (and I'm still believing you'll have a big "I'm going to be on ELLEN!!!" post too!)

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  30. This is awesome, congratulations!!! It's so great to see what one can reach with a lot of hard work! :)

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  31. Congratulations!! That's so huge and so fantastic!

    *dances*

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  32. You rock! That is so wonderful. I wish I could say the same.

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  33. WOO-FREAKIN-HOO!!!!
    Congrats to you!!!!
    :)

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  34. i am sooo proud of you! it is one of the best feelings in the world. my husband and i paid off all of our debt after being married and it was the biggest weight off our shoulders! we cut up every single credit card to! if you dont have the money, you dont spend it! congrats to you!!!

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  35. Congrats! Can't wait until I can say the same!

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  36. Well done must be a fabulous feeling x

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  37. Good job! I want to be like you when I decide to grow up. Gorgeous, creative and debt free is a good combo!

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  38. You are just too cute!!

    Congrats!! It's so inspiring to hear you accomplished such a big goal like that! Ha ha, I have to say you are totally a mogul I look up to!

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  39. that's amazing! clearing out ALL your debt is probably one of the hardest things to do in life, especially when there's so many things you want to buy & bills you have to pay. now it's time to MOVE on up `=)

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  40. MAJOR MILESTONE!! Way to go....very inspiring indeed :)

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  41. Congrats! I hope to do that soon also! P.S. You are so adorable!

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  42. SO proud of you! Congratulations! You SO deserve that! You worked really hard I'm sure, with talent and professionalism, and I can't thank you enough for the amazing work you did for me :)
    THANK YOU! AND YAY for the FRESH START! MWAH! :D

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  43. Congratulations!!
    This is so huge!! I'm so happy for you :)

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  44. oh MYYYYYYY! That is SUCH a big deal! I'm so so so happy for you! It shares some encouragement for those of us who haven't even STARTED paying off our student debt yet. :( hahahaha

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  45. Congratulations! That is really really amazing! I'm proud of you!

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  46. Congratulations!!!

    It's so nice to read this because I'm currently working on paying off some debt too. It's always nice to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel! :)

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  47. Aww, good job! Haha, that was a cute video :)

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  48. Good job LA!! That is so awesome! :-) You are such an inspiration!!!!
    Oh, and I don't know if you remember me but I finally picked out my paper!

    Ali

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  49. Awesome news! Congrats! It's such a good feeling to have!

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  50. Congradashmations!! That's awesome!

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  51. Congratulations!! That must be a wonderful feeling!

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  52. Congratulations! I hate debt! It's the worst! I'm very inspired by your efforts! Thank you!

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  53. Wow - that is so awesome!! What a great accomplishment for someone so young! Keep it up and you'll be set for life ;)

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  54. Congratulations that is AWESOME!!! I am SURE it was hard work~
    Just this year I have been working to pay everything off. I just paid off my car last week:) I can NOT wait for the day that I can have a post like this!!! It must be a such a great feeling!

    oh & your indie class post today was SO helpful, I had no idea about some of those online resources, thank you!

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  55. Wow ! Congrats ! I'm so proud of you. BTW, my bird is named Lola...she woke up when she heard you calling her name.

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  56. So happy for you LA! Isn't being debt free the most liberating feeling in the world? Well . . .that and the day I realized that my daughter was finally potty-trained and I didn't have to change any more poopy diapers. TMI? Sorry. Anyway, yes. Congrats!! I cut up my credit cards 3 years ago and have never looked back. Enjoy your new life (and being able to spend or save your money as you wish!)

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  57. Good for you, Leigh-Ann!

    The hair is still awesome.

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  58. Leigh-Ann That is so awesome! Congrats! This is such an encouraging post! Especially to a 4th year college student like me. I'm looking forward to achieving that goal someday!

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  59. Congrats LA!!
    These are great news! :)

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  60. Yay for you Leigh-Ann! That's fantastic news! Well done! x

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  61. Woot! Congratulations LA! I'm so happy for you!

    You are so beautiful and I love to give this to you...http://cutifymyworld.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-award.html

    xoxo

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  62. woooot wooooot. good for you! now if only the rest of us could accomplish that goal...hehe! it does feel unsurmountable sometimes!

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  63. congrats!!!!! that's amazing. being debt free feels fantastic.
    ps. you are soo cute :)

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  64. Reading this made me so happy!
    how oh how did you pay off the debt?

    im in the place where it feels impossible atm

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  65. Yay for you! It is not easy to be debt free, it's a big accomplishment! Also, I love your accent:)

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  66. whoa! i'm jealous. my husband and i are working on it, and i don't know how long it's going to take, but it must be a GOOD FEELING. ps - i'm from wisconsin, so i totally did not hear an accent. hah. too similar probably.

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  67. I am super excited for you! We are working hard on doing the same thing and you are inspiring me to keep on keeping on!!! You are the cutest thing and thank you for loving us enough to share your big news with us! What's next for you now that you've conquered this mountain? Any tips you could share for how you succeeded? We all could benefit from your experience! Thank you!! XOXO

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  68. goosebumps!!! So excited for you!

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  69. Congratulations! This gives me hope that one day I will actually pay off my student loans!

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  70. Thats fantastic, well done! Lola is so sweet :) xx

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  71. LA,
    Yippeeee!! Congrats! Wow. That's HUGE NEWS! I couldn't be happier for you! I'm super impressed by your dedication to yourself. That's a really large goal that a lot of people just talk about but YOU actually made it happen! Thanks for sharing with us. I can't wait until that goal is crossed off my list! Keep on with the inspiration!
    ...gia

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  72. Congrats! I'm new to your blog so you may have already covered this but if not . . . I would love to read a post on how you did it. :o)
    BTW, I love how you spell your name. My last name is spelled the same way! And I love your black puppy!

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  73. I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you! That is such an amazing accomplishment. That is a big goal of mine and I feel like I am on a treadmill at times, just staying in the same place no matter how hard I work to get ahead. You are such an encouragement to me. :)

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  74. that is so amazing! congrats! what a great feeling.

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  75. That's amazing! Well done you, I hope to be able to say that one day!

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  76. Wow! Soooo sooo happy for you! Congrats :-)

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  77. This is such fabulous news to share with your readers! Congrats on achieving a goal, and such a big one to boot!

    Funny thing happened whilst watching your video - my pup Grace heard you calling Lola and she went bonkers! I tried to show her that it was just my laptop, but she wouldn't believe me. She ran around trying to find this person calling a dog. :)

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  78. Yay!!! CONGRATS!!!! How exciting!
    <3
    Kjirsten
    http://sewgraciouslyblessed.blogspot.com

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  79. That is awesome and very inspiring!


    Cheers!!!

    Sarah

    http://skarletlove.blogspot.com/

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  80. You are so beautiful and inspiring, I wish more of the world was like you! I can not WAIT to get my debt taken care of!
    P.s- I am having a good time in indie biz!

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