If you've refinanced your student loans, you probably know that feeling. The warm, expansive sense of relief, and the sweet, sweet taste of freedom from financial strain. Even if the monthly burden lifts just a little bit, it can make a huge difference in your ability to pay off debt and ultimately shape your life into something that makes you happy.
When we asked for your CommonBond savings stories—the descriptions of what these loan savings mean to you—we were flooded with amazing responses that ranged from heartwarming to hilarious. And from the many stories of financial freedom, some themes emerged. Today we've rounded up tales from CommonBond members of financial stability, relief, and promises of a joyful future.