TvilleBogle wrote:EmergDoc wrote:If I owed $180K at 7%, I'd be driving a $2K car paid for with cash. Your comfort with debt may vary.
fareastwarriors wrote:Just invest the rest in a simple taxable brokerage through vanguard or a comp.
market timer wrote:I'd only make minimum payments on the mortgage for now. You should consider monetizing your mortgage prepayment option, as discussed here:
livesoft wrote:Wait until frontier markets have governments that are not corrupt and company owners that are accountable. I don't think anybody in their right (or left) mind should invest in these places.
Gekko wrote:Cramer says investors can do a better job of picking stocks than mutual and index funds.
Doug1 wrote:How much should one tilt towards small cap and value?
Rick Ferri wrote:Let's see, the Vanguard Hight Yield Corporate fund has a yield of 9.14% and the Vanguard Intermediate-term Treasury has a yield of 2.52%. That is a spread of 6.62%. Even if defaults are 2%, the total return would be over 4.5% higher. What isn't there to like?