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  Topic: Better to borrow than to sell stocks?
wgilder

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Post image iconForum: Credit & Loans   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:13 pm   Subject: Better to borrow than to sell stocks?
BTW, what does "low interest" turn out to be?

I've seen display-window rate of 5.69% for an unsecured, 60 month loan from Barclaycard. A bit higher than your 5% limit, but it still seems like it m ...
  Topic: Better to borrow than to sell stocks?
wgilder

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Post image iconForum: Credit & Loans   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:54 pm   Subject: Better to borrow than to sell stocks?
It's a 338,00 (apr. $450,000) single-family house. We got a 15 year, 2.5% loan w/ 15% down (around $65 k). Besides the down payment, we incur the following expenses:

Notary fees: $2,000
Taxes: ...
  Topic: Better to borrow than to sell stocks?
wgilder

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Post image iconForum: Credit & Loans   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:36 pm   Subject: Better to borrow than to sell stocks?
Hi Tim,

So for you it's obvious that we should take out the loan? You can see that's a difficult step for me--I have it so ingrained in me to prefer the debt-less path when given options...

Wal ...
  Topic: Better to borrow than to sell stocks?
wgilder

Replies: 10
Views: 21830

Post image iconForum: Credit & Loans   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:03 pm   Subject: Better to borrow than to sell stocks?
Question: Are there times when it make sense to take out a loan rather than liquidating assets? In general I'm rather conservative financially, but our current situation makes me wonder. Consider:
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