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Lots of our listeners are asking what to do with money they have laying around. It’s a good problem to have, and most want to put it to work wisely.
Jeremy is 26 years old and just moved home after breakup. Should he continue to pay off debt or begin saving for a house?
Victor comments on a previous episode that said, “Investing in an overheated stock market is the equivalent to investing in an overheated real estate market”. He points out the differences with the extra risk by being leveraged in real estate versus the liquidity of equities.
Charlie is receiving a windfall of $28,000 from an inheritance and has $23,000 in student loan debt. Should he pay off the student loan debt, use the money as a house down payment, or invest it instead?
Matthew works in the film industry, but his career progression is slow and pay is low. He saved a bunch of money to travel and move before building up another $20,000 in savings. What should he do about saving for retirement and the future knowing that he lives a transient lifestyle?
Diane is the single mother of two children who are now grown and gone. She has $80,000 to invest after downsizing her house. She wants to keep this money safe but invest it for the future as well. Should she buy gold or silver?
Landon will be graduating from school debt free with $20,000 in savings. His current employer does not offer a 401(k) retirement plan, so Landon wants to know how he can invest the $20,000 for retirement.
Do you have questions? Send us your questions for a future Listener Letters episode
This episode is sponsored by the BUZZ Index
Miranda Marquit | Planting Money Seeds
Joe Saul-Sehy | Stacking Benjamins
Linda P. Jones | Be Wealthy and Smart
Doug Goldstein | Rich as a King
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