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June 22, 2023 at 4:55 pm #83838USER
House and cars paid off.
My job is stable and would consider myself a high earner. I would consider this long term investment. My thoughts would to get the money in the market sooner and slowly pay off the loan. What is the saying “time in the market and not timing the market.” If that is true then wouldnt this make sense to invest the enire amount now than to invest $900 a month for the next 20 years?
June 22, 2023 at 4:56 pm #83840Richard
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Home equity is dead money and houses suck anyway. If that offer is real and the rate is fixed I’d take every penny of it and repay as slowly as possible. The poverty mentality is preventing most of the people in this thread from understanding negative real interest rates mean getting paid to borrow.June 22, 2023 at 4:57 pm #83841Mark
One of those things that sounds like a good idea but isn’tJune 22, 2023 at 4:57 pm #83842Mark
HELOCs are variable rate instruments. Sometimes introductory offers are made, but those typically expire in a short period of time. Rates are not going to be less than the banks can borrow from eachother or the Fed bank. Make sure you review the contract thoroughly.June 22, 2023 at 4:57 pm #83843Ryan
I just caution against using secured debt to finance/ buy something that would normally be unsecured.June 22, 2023 at 4:58 pm #83844Alexa
Take it out and open a HYSA that makes 4%… put it in savings so ypu always have access to it and have the payments go direct, boom you make 1.65% doing nothing. Plus your credit has a good account!June 22, 2023 at 4:58 pm #83845Jason
I think you have some Dave Ramsey all debt is bad folks in here.
You could get a multi year cd at 4+ with 0 risk. Shorter term could be even higher. It’s literally free money. Not earth shattering, but free with 0 risk again. That’s a no brainer. Index funds and property all have a bit of risk which id prob take on since I have a long time horizon, but these never use a heloc people, are being far too conservative.June 22, 2023 at 4:59 pm #83846Alexa
I would not take any debt for almost any reason unless you are starting a business personally. Even then I would be super careful. You are debt free. Enjoy it and focus on earning money to invest now or at least that is my personal take. I appreciate others will disagree and I respect that too.June 22, 2023 at 5:28 pm #83847Ken
Ive never seen a heloc with a fixed rate. mine was 2.75% beginning of last year before the fed raised rates, now its over 8%. I would be careful and double check, as soon as you withdraw money the rate may jump when you get your statement.June 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm #83848Don
What does “put it to use” mean? If that means investing it I wouldn’t risk my PAID for house to invest.