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Paying down debt vs. saving more: Which one comes first? (

March 23, 2015 by  
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Hard timesThe latest data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis indicates that the personal savings rate in the United States is a mere 4.2%.

That’s a big problem when most financial advisors say we should be saving 10% to 20% of our income.

Surveys show that many Americans have such a tough time saving because they’re so saddled with debt.

A number of experts say that when you’re facing the double whammy of high cost debt and a lack of savings, it’s in your long-term benefit to put all your money towards paying down your high-interest debts as quickly as possible.

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