How Healthy
Is Your Debt?

Not all debt is bad.

Check on the health of your debt and learn how it impacts your financial health.

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Get to know the relationship between debt and income

For most of us, debt is a part of everyday life. We are often weighed down by credit card or other consumer debt that prohibits us from making the financial progress that we seek. But don’t be discouraged. Not all debt is bad. In fact, some debt that we accumulate can actually be beneficial and help reach our goals in life. It’s healthy debt. Healthy debt is manageable debt that helps you make progress toward achieving your life goals like owning a home, furthering your education, or purchasing a car.

 

Why should you care about debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

Your debt-to-income (DTI)  calculates how much of your monthly income goes toward debt payments. To put it simply, it’s your monthly debt payments divided by your gross monthly income. So why is your DTI ratio important? Your DTI not only assesses how healthy your debt is, but it’s one factor in how lenders measure your ability to manage your monthly payments, and consequently, your ability to repay the money you wish to borrow.

See how your debt stacks up.

What is considered a good DTI varies from lender to lender. However, the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau (CFPB) provides this rule of thumb:

  • 35% or less = Good
  • 36-43% = Acceptable but Needs Work
  • 44% and up = Bad
  • 35% or less = Good
  • 36-43% = Acceptable but Needs Work
  • 44% and up = Bad

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No matter how your debt-to-income ratio stacks up, remember that DTI is just one component that makes up a larger financial picture. There are plenty of other metrics that are considered when determining your personal financial health, like your credit score.

No matter how your debt-to-income ratio stacks up, remember that DTI is just one component that makes up a larger financial picture. There are plenty of other metrics that are considered when determining your personal financial health, like your credit score.

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