How to Juggle Debt Payoff and Investing for Retirement

Our weekly #CreditChat started in 2012 to help our community learn about credit and important personal finance topics (e.g. saving money, paying down debt, improving credit scores). Each chat is hosted by @Experian on Twitter and all are welcome to participate. DM us any questions.

This week, we will be talking about ways to pay off debt and invest for the future.

Topic: How to Juggle Debt Payoff and Investing for Retirement

When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include:  Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.Paulina LikosInvesting Reporter at U.S. News; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

Q1. When should you start investing in your retirement?
Q2. What is the difference between saving and investing?
Q3. What are some options for investing in your retirement if you don’t have a 401(k)?
Q4. What are some easy ways to start investing with little money?
Q5. Should you start investing even if you have debt to pay off?
Q6. How can you decide which debts to prioritize paying off first?
Q7. What are some ways to make extra income so you can pay down debt faster or invest?
Q8. How can paying off debt help your credit score?
Q9. How much should you save for retirement?
Q10: How is investing in your 20s different than investing in your 30s or 40s?
Q11. What are some common investing mistakes to avoid?

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