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Can I use my emergency fund to pay off debt?

Curious about budgeting

Can I use my emergency fund to pay off debt?

It's generally not recommended to use your emergency fund to pay off debt because your emergency fund is specifically intended to cover unexpected expenses and financial emergencies. If you use your emergency fund to pay off debt, you may find yourself without enough money to cover unexpected expenses when they arise.

If you have debt that you want to pay off, it's best to create a separate plan and budget for it. You can allocate a certain amount of money each month towards paying off your debt while still maintaining your emergency fund. Once you have paid off your debt, you can then focus on building up your emergency fund even more.

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