A recent article from Michelle Singletary, published by the Washington Post, says you should pay off Student Loans first – before saving for Retirement. What!?! Is this good advice?

While this would set off an alarm bell for most financial advisors, I thought there was a pretty good takeaway in this piece... her view is that most individuals can’t “execute” on both paying down loans and saving for retirement (at the same time).  My advice – more of us need to automate our finances in a specific and unemotional way. In this Money Hacks episode, I explain how you can work through all your financial goals.


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