52 Tips to Avoid Debt

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52 Tips to Avoid Debt

We've compiled 52 simple and easy-to-use tips for avoiding debt. Take a look and feel free to share. Don't forget to vote for your favourites!

1

It might be on sale, but that doesn’t mean you’re saving if you don’t need it.

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2

Knowledge is power. Teach your teens about credit cards. Help them avoid the debt trap.

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3

The debt trap: Never use payday loans to keep up with debt payments.

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4

Buying on credit and keeping a balance eats up any sales discount you received.

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5

Avoid eating out. Make meals at home or brown bag it.

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6

Learn to say no – to spending, to the salesperson, to yourself sometimes.

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7

Pay off high interest cards first. It’s money sensible.

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8

Shopping lists help you stay on track at the store.

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9

Buying a car? Think beyond the monthly payment. Maintenance, repairs, it all adds up.

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10

View dollars in hours. How many hours of work will it take to pay off this purchase?

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11

Pay for the small things, like coffee, with cash not credit.

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12

Never put a vacation on credit. Save first.

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13

Save on interest. Put every extra penny towards debt.

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14

Extra income should equal extra debt payments.

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15

Once out of debt, build an emergency fund first thing!

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16

Plan. Plan. Plan. Plan your spending, saving, and debt repayment.

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17

Think twice about impulse online purchases.

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18

Make a 5% savings goal. You have to start somewhere.

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19

Remember: if you can’t pay for it, you can’t buy it.

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20

Don’t chase a credit score. Chase financial security = no debt.

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21

Carry only one or two credit cards and keep the limits low.

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22

Eliminate duplication. Do you need Netflix and Crave?

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23

Pay the minimum plus some extra. The more the better.

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24

Avoid unnecessary cash advances. Show yourself some tough love and stick to your budget.

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25

What’s yours is yours. Don’t lend your credit card to anyone.

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