Should I Save Money or Pay Off Debt?

When we first started getting serious about money, budgeting and paying off debt, all the things we read got to be really overwhelming. The different books and articles we read would say things like, “Build up your savings.” “Get all your debts paid off.” “Don’t get behind on your bills!” “Don’t have a credit card.” It all felt so overwhelming that we weren’t really sure where to start. Even though we got the debt snowball rolling, and kept adding to our savings we weren’t really able to fully dedicate ourselves to our finances because we were getting pulled in so many directions without any real guidance or game plan. Then, when we started Financial Peace University, we were given the answer to our biggest question. Should we be saving money or paying off debt?