When it comes to paying down debt, I believe it does depend on what type of debt you are looking into. I believe that all unsecured debt (higher interest rate) should be paid off prior to investing. When it comes to lower interest rate debt (2-4%), such as a mortgage, investing instead may be more beneficial. Everybody’s situation is different, so this could change with certain circumstances.
There is no set-in-stone answer on this question. Everybody’s needs and risk tolerance is different. This is something that also may change with certain life events that happen. This is where a financial advisor can be very beneficial. We can help clients create a strategy to make sure they are at their own acceptable risk tolerance.
I believe having the right mixture of both is key to receiving a desired outcome toward retirement age. It’s important to change the percentage in each product throughout a person’s lifetime as well. Younger individuals can handle more risk with having a larger percentage in stock/equity products. As the individual ages, bonds become a more conservative approach to preserve capital.
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