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'Debt relief' a top Google search in Las Vegas

Tips to help you get out of debt
Posted at 3:43 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 10:20:00-04

If you're struggling to make ends meet, you're not alone.  A new study shows that "debt relief" is a top Google search in Las Vegas.  

A study done by Student Loan Hero looked at money-related searches, and "debt relief" was a top search, beating out "retirement savings", and "Trump's new tax plan". 

"As the economy gets better, they spend more money, they take on more debt, and so sometimes they get themselves into trouble," says Judah Zakalik with Peters and Associates Law Firm.  

13 Action News is looking into ways you can manage your money better.  Anything with a high interest rate, like a credit card or a loan, should be paid off first. 

Also, think of your credit cards as a 30-day loan.  You don't want a running balance, so try to pay those off at the end of every month. 

Try to build up a savings account.  This will help when an unexpected emergency or expense pops up.  

"I often find people living a little higher than their means," says Zakalik.  "So they might have a car payment that's higher than it should be, or they bought too much house, so they're not living frugally enough to help when those unexpected emergencies pop up."