Leave him and make me your plaything.
My take is this - and I'm one of the oldest and made the most mistakes on this site....
1. Pay off any debt when you can. It's all good.
2. However; further to point 1 - pay off any non-deductible debt first, and pay off the highest interest rate debt first (credit cards).
3. Pay down investment debt too - after non-deductible debt is paid out.
3. Depending on your level of sophistication as an investor - pay only the minimum into Superannuation. Any decent investor (everyone here on SS) will be able to generate better returns on their after-tax dollar than Super can.
4. Above all else; cashflow is King.
Hahaha Bayview... I need a new plaything.
Regarding point 3.5, with super though, your contributions are only taxed at 15% (if you contribute pre tax dollars, that is). Most people are on a higher marginal rate than that. But I acknowledge, you don't have too much control of your super investments unless going down the SMSF Route, and generally you can't touch the money for a looooonnnnggg time. I would like to retire soon, and it won't be anywhere near the age of 65.....
(By the way, it looks like people in the US can get to their 401k's before retirement with almost any excuse, I wanna go buy an xyz!! --> no retirement savings....)