Should I Use My Money in the Bank to Pay Down My Credit Card? – Jenn


“Dear Steve,

I have been out of college for 3 years. I have 26,000 student loan debt with low interest rates 1-4%, 6000 in credt card debt with 9% interest.

I’m struggleing with if its better to have a savings accont or to pay down my debt. i currently have a savings account, but I dont know if I should take that money and use towards my credit card/student loan debt or continue to save in case something happens with my job. Any Opinons?


Dear Jenn,

I think your question is best answered by the Q&A and comment from Ashlee from her question. Read Ashlee’s question here.

Bottom line, the savings account is critical. Pay the minimums on your debts until you save up at least $1,000 in a savings account. Nobody ever went broke from saving.


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