Here in the States we're celebrating Independence Day today and I think it lends itself to a great theme for a thread (for anyone, by the way).
For example, yesterday I was able to send a big check to pay off my auto loan 18 months early, and now I'm independent of car payments. After leasing four cars in a row, and then deciding to buy this one, I'm finally going to be without a car payment for the first time in 18 years. Whoa!
Once I get over that shock, perhaps i can put a virtual car payment or two aside for my new bike fund.
Where are you discovering the joy of independence lately?