Many people wonder should I Pay off my my Credit Card or Save? I think you should pay off your credit card. Many People wonder about paying off debt vs saving. After this video you should know whether too pay off a credit card or save money. On the Financial Education channel we know how to not take out credit card debt and how to save money.
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http://youngmomsclub.com So let me tell you about how my ex-husband completely screwed me over and how I learned the fastest way to pay off debt.
When I was 15 I bought my first car (cash). I had worked under the table since I was 14 to save up for it. I was so proud.
Fast forward a couple years to when I found myself pregnant at 17. I realized I needed an even better car than I had, one that was safer and would last but I had no savings, so my dad co-signed for me for a ,000 personal loan. I sold my old car and used that money to buy an older, but reliable, Honda Accord.
Around this same time, I took out a ,000 school loan.
Then I had my first pregnancy and baby. There were major complications with her and even though I had great insurance, I was left with ,000 in medical bills.
Right after that, I married my soon-to-be ex-husband. If you’ve followed my story so far, then you know what a huge douche he turned out to be.
He got a credit card and maxed it out for ,000 from buying all sorts of stupid stuff (video games, movies, who knows what else). My name wasn’t on the thing.
In one of his attempts to buy back my love after his affairs, he went out and got me a new car, an SUV that I loved. He started driving the Honda, that had my name on it.
Months later after trying to work out our marriage and him cheating, yet again, I took off with the kids and the SUV and started our new life.
While in the process of divorce, we mutually agreed that he would keep the Honda and we would switch the SUV into my name.
While literally waiting at a red light, on the way to the court house, someone crashed into me and totaled the SUV.
We had already paid off ,000 of it and all of that insurance money went to him, because it was still in his name. Of course I didn’t see a penny of it.
So I had to go out and get a new car. I didn’t have any money to put down so I took out a ,000 car loan.
THEN I find out that douchehead had never actually put my old Honda in his name, and that he had crashed it into a palm tree and left the scene. Since my name was still on the registration the cops were looking for me for a hit and run.
I immediately went down to the station, explained the situation and cleared my name but the car had been towed and sat in impound for weeks and had occurred almost ,000 in impound fees.
If you haven’t kept up so far, I was ,000 in debt so far at the age of 20.
After my divorce finalized, I sought advice from a credit expert and paid off almost all my debt within a couple years.
If I had just gone at it blindly, I would’ve thrown a lot of money away, like most people do.
In today’s video I’ll share with you the super easy way to pay off debt, and how to avoid the 1 mistake a lot of people make, which wastes their precious money in the process.