What am I pleased with about our financial life?
This one's easy: Every single day I am grateful that we're debt-free except for the mortgage.
I was pretty torn with the answer to my first question ("What's your biggest money worry?"). Not so this time. With no car loans, student loans, or credit-card debt hanging over your head, life is much more pleasant. Morning sunlight on your kitchen table is brighter. Mesquite smoke from your backyard grill smells smokier. (Grilled sausages, anyone?)
And perhaps best of all, your Cash Flow Box stays pretty darn empty. (Read the linked post; an empty Cash Flow Box is a good thing!)
Last year, when we paid off our 2006 Accord — a 5-year note which we zeroed out in just 990 days — that meant we were officially "debt-free except for the mortgage" for the second time. We'd hit the same mark in May of 2005 when I said "So Long!" to Sallie Mae.
For those who are wondering: Yes, it was just as good the second time!