Most people when they think about getting out of debt, they throw all the money that they make at the problem. We need to also not forget about setting some aside for "that rainy day". When there is nothing wrong with trying to get out of debt as quickly as possible. It is important to have that little extra set aside for those unexpected emergencies.
Most experts will recommend setting aside 10-15% of their income every month for retirement. This is a good goal to have but an individual trying to get out of debt may not have the luxury of setting that much aside every month. While cutting spending and paying off bills is crucial to living debt-free, that does not mean that a person should completely give up on the idea of savings altogether until they are out of debt. Even if it is a small amount, it is still important to set something aside regularly.
The importance of having money in savings if difficult to overstate. Because unexpected occurrences befall everyone, having money to fall back on rather than going further in debt to cover unexpected expenses is crucial to getting out of debt and staying out of it. Without that little extra set aside you may find that you have no choice but to borrow from the bank or use high interest credit cards. Whether a person find themselves needing extra money because they have lost their job or are facing unexpected repair bills, having interest-free money that they can use is always better than the alternative.
Make sure that you look carefully over your expenditures and income to decide how much you can comfortably set aside. Remember when those extra bonuses come in don't go blow them on things you don't need set part of that extra aside for the future. Rather than being discouraged by small amounts that you can set aside. remember every little bit helps. A little is better than nothing.