Eliminating debt is actually getting rid of debt, as opposed to consolidating or otherwise manipulating debt. Eliminating debt should be the chief financial goal of every individual in debt. Although debt consolidation can be a tool used during debt elimination, the two processes are not the same thing-debt consolidation simply puts a bunch of smaller debts together into a large debt, while eliminating debt actually gets rid of debt. In today’s world, it’s more or less impossible to purchase a home without going into debt. A similar scenario involves purchasing a serviceable automobile for travel. Most professionals agree that any other debt should be-and could be-avoided. If you find yourself with mounting debts, you should change financial behavior and focus on eliminating debt before the problem gets out of hand.