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What about umpiring? Is that bringing any extra money into play here?

While I agree with the others that you should pay off debt, then save, I think that contributing the employer match amount is a good idea psychologically. To me, the fact that even in the deepest parts of debt that I was making some investment in my future gave me some hope. For many months, that was the only nickel I saved.

Comfort level is important. If you are comfortable stopping the 401k and really pushing the extra money towards the debt do so. Then again, if you sleep better at night knowing that you are saving something, do so.

Good luck Sean, though it seems very dark now, the answer is there, it just doens't look like it.

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