Ask Farnoosh: Should I Recession-Proof My Finances By Paying Down Debt or Saving More?

On her Friday podcast, CNET Money Editor-at-Large Farnoosh Torabi discusses emergency savings, credit card debt, physician mortgages and CNET's new Recession Help Desk.

Farnoosh Torabi Former Editor at Large
Farnoosh Torabi is a financial strategist, host of the award-winning podcast So Money and a bestselling author.
Farnoosh Torabi

In my latest podcast episode of So Money, I discuss whether it's better as we head into a recession to pay off debt or add to savings. Also: Is it a good idea to tap a Roth IRA to supplement emergency savings? What are the advantages or disadvantages of physician mortgages? 

Subscribe to So Money to catch my award-winning show three days a week. Also, check out CNET's brand-new Recession Help Desk, a curated and ongoing collection of our best stories tied to current economic challenges.

Join my weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice and receive a free copy of my ebook So Money Secrets, a selection of the best money advice from podcast interviews. 

Submit your questions for our Friday episodes by sending me a direct message on Instagram. Or email your recession-related questions to recessionhelp@cnet.com