i was out of debt by the time i was 30 (credit cards, student loans, jeep payment, etc.) it sucks to spend every extra dime you earn on your bills. it feels so freakin great though to earn money that you are able to spend on what you want to spend it on and not what you have to spend it on.
my debt free high only lasted a year because at 31 years old we bought a house and I got a bike too. so now it's back to paying off my bike and asking for the stuff i want for my birthday, anniversary, and Christmas.
After A LOT of nagging about the money he was spending on extra stuff for his bike, while he had bills he owed money on, his bills are paid off too with the exception of his bike. I'm sure he slid a few parts by me while he paid his other bills off and of course for his birthday, anniversary, and Christmas he got a few things wanted too
I don't bug him so much about getting his bike paid off because i have my own to get paid off and at the same time there are a few extra things i still want to get for mine
i'm not going to worry about paying off the house for another 10 years.