These should be on everyone’s personal finance agenda for 2009.
- Get OUT of “non-essential” (as in credit cards, personal loans, vehicle-beyond-what-I-can-really-afford loans) debt. DO whatever it takes to get out.
- Stay OUT of “non-essential” debt.
- BUILD an emergency fund.
- #1, #2, and #3 BEFORE anything else.
- DON’T save or invest in financial products and services that you DON’T understand. You’ve read the Master “Run Away From” List right?
Can you add to this list?
I can’t thank my friend V enough for keeping me OUT of a vehicle-beyond-what-I-could-really-afford loan a few years back. Then, I didn’t understand why; now, I do.
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