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Pay Off Your Debts When You Are Still Young

Aug 1, 2008
As most experts will tell you, you will need to pay off your debts as soon as possible. Yes, it is very true that you should try to do so if you are in debts now. In fact, you should try to do it when you are still young. It will really be extremely problematic if you are still in debt when you retire.

Do you think you can still settle the minimum payment every month when you retire? You will certainly find it hard to do so since you will not have a steady income every month.

However, the fact is that a lot of people will not have any plan to pay off their debts when they are still young. They will tend to think that they will be able to pay off the debt easily when they have a high paying job.

As a result, they will wait until they have a high paying job. There are two problems here. The first one is that how they can be so sure that they will get a high paying job sooner or later. The second problem is that, they have never thought of the scenario that it will be even be better if they are debt free when they have a high paying job. They can really enjoy their lives if this happens.

Most people nowadays are spending more than they can earn. This is why more and more people are in debt these days. They do not really purchase items they really need. Instead they will purchase items that they want. Do you know the difference between items you want and items you need?

For example, purchasing a new and trendy cell phone when you can still use your old one is trying to purchase something you want. One the contrary, purchasing food when you are hungry is trying to purchase something you need. In most cases, we have to learn to purchase items we really need and avoid purchasing items that we want.

It is not easy to pay off your debt. You need to have the determination to do so. However, what you have to remember is that you should try your best to pay the debts off when you are still young. Since you will have a steady income, you will still find it possible for you to pay off the debts. As mentioned, you will probably find it next to impossible to pay off the debt when you retire!
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The author has great interest in finance. You can check his blog on Financial Planning - Personal Finance . Be sure to check Mutual Fund Investment for Beginners and Financial Aid in Your Pursuit of Academic Prowess .
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