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Should You Pay Back Debt Or Focus On Saving?

I’ll be making my last ever student loan payment in a few hours.

It’s been one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make – focus on saving or paying off debt? I started off doing a bit of both but in the last few months, I changed my strategy and focused on paying off all debts and have used almost all my savings to do this.

Why?

Because my student loans are in US Dollars and I earn in South African Rands and in the last 9 months, the rand has depreciated significantly against the Dollar, making my debts even more expensive.