I've been reading No More Harvard Debt since I started this blog. The author graduated Harvard Business School with $100k+ in student loan debt, and seven months ago he decided he was ready to be rid of it. He set the ridiculously audacious goal of paying off $90k+ of debt in 10 months. He succeeded two months ahead of schedule.
I was — and continue to be — amazed by his story. He's just a normal guy who converted from a high-income high-consumption lifestyle to a particularly frugal lifestyle overnight. He managed to change his life while staying true to his values. He made a bunch of tough sacrifices but he stuck it out, and he's a better person for having done it. I'm inspired by his story.
Even if you don't have the time to read through the No More Harvard Debt archives, read his Mission Accomplished! post. It has a great retrospective and it's a really thoughtful piece.
Anyway, I just wanted to give a shout-out to NMHD for a job well done.