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Why Paying Off Our Debt Is No Longer Our Top Priority

(Originally posted on The $76K Project on 2/24/2019) Now feels like a good time to write a back-to-the-basics post in the spirit of why this blog was created in the first place: to help us track our debt repayment. There have been so many other things to discuss lately - Lola Retreat, new job, goals both big and small - but while I was in LA for the retreat, I was reminded that the people who read this blog on a regular basis are primarily here to watch us get our financial act together. And that's why I keep chugging along with the $76K Project.  I want to show people that it's possible to fix your finances even when you're late to the game. As a quick review, we started our debt repayment journey back in April of 2017 when we realized that we were constantly overspending and needlessly living paycheck to paycheck, even though we were making a decent income (~$80K per year). At that time, we were in debt to the tune of more than $76,000, including: -a car loan ($1,550) -th