It Doesn't Make Cents
It Doesn't Make Cents
Using Debt to Help Your Finances (season one wrap-up)

Using Debt to Help Your Finances (season one wrap-up)

In our season 1 wrap-up, we tackle the basics of debt—and how it can help your finances

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This season, we’ve looked at debt from a different perspective. So often, we believe that debt = bad. Even worse, our society often views it as a moral failing.

The reality is that debt is sometimes necessary—and it can even be a tool to help you better your finances.

Some of the things we bring up include:

Financial strategies that include debt

We featured a few people who shared their stories of how debt is necessary in some cases, including some of their own stories of using debt as a financial tool:

And don’t forget to check out our recommended resource from Dana Miranda of Healthy Rich, Dealing with debt without shame.

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It Doesn't Make Cents
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