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Hi Teri!

Congratulations on being so serious about addressing your debts. That's the most important thing!

I think your plan sounds great, and even if you falter a bit, you can always jump right back on when you can.

As far as the debt vs. retirement question, I'd say to put all you can toward the debts. Once they're gone, you can then focus on the retirement.

With one exception...

Make sure that you contribute as much as you can to any accounts that are employee matched. You don't want to pass on free money. :)

Good luck!

...but I still am...

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