Which comes first… the chicken or the egg? Seriously, who came up with that!! When it comes to paying off debt vs building an emergency fund, people get stuck with what comes first and the answer is simple… It depends!
If you are struggling to figure out what to do first… try this:
- List all of your debts from smallest to largest
- Pay only the minimum payments
- Build an emergency fund of $1000
- Start paying off your debt, tackling the first on the list until it's gone
- Then wash, rinse, repeat!
Listen to the show to get more tips and to be clear on what is considered an 'emergency.'
Take care and happy budgeting!
P.S. Every morning, Ask the Budgetologist goes LIVE where I answer any questions you have about money, business, budgeting and soloentrepreneurship. I have a no-judgement philosophy and I understand that very thin line that solopreneurs walk when it comes to managing business and personal finances. Just let me know what we can work on together!
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