Paying down debt is top financial priority for Canadians in 2019


A new CIBC poll finds paying down debt is the No. 1 financial priority for Canadians heading into 2019.

It's the ninth consecutive year debt repayment has topped the annual survey.

The poll shows more than a quarter of respondants say that is their top priority.

Fourteen percent say it's keeping up with the bills and just getting by.

Almost a third  say they've taken on more debt in the past 12 months citing day-to-day expenses as the top reason for piling up debt.

Twenty-eight per cent say they have no debt