Help parents, or pay off loans?

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Dear Dave,

I graduated from college two years ago, and I have a good job making $60,000. I have about $10,000 in student loan debt, but my mom and dad have a real issue with their roof. It’s leaking in places to the point they have to set buckets around to catch the water, and I’ve gotten repair estimates of $3,000 to $5,000. They’re good, hard-working, blue-collar folks, but they’re less fortunate financially and have more debt than I do. What should I do first – help them fix the roof or pay off my student loan debt?


Dear Jordan,

You’ve got a great spirit, man. If I woke up in your shoes, I’d probably help them fix the roof first. The only way I would do that, though, is if they agree to let you help them address the reasons they don’t have any money. If you

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