Back Offers Resource to Help Guide Consumers on Borrowing to Invest
June 30, 2020

Foster City, CA – June 30, 2020 – With the U.S. facing a cloudy economic forecast ahead, people across the country are taking a fresh look at their financial plans and re-considering the opportunities available to them. One of those opportunities is borrowing money for investments. 

To help educate consumers considering this option, personal finance resource published a new article looking at when it makes sense to borrow for investments and what to consider.’s expert research on the subject covers a variety of topics, including:

  • The reasons behind why one would want to borrow, along with a profile of those who shouldn’t borrow for investment, such as people carrying high-interest debts or investors who cannot afford to lose money
  • A comparison of the average earnings of investments over the long term, including popular investments such as rental real estate, stocks and mutual funds, bond funds, certificates of deposit and more
  • An overview of borrowing costs, including interest rates and tax consequences, as well as an examination of risk tolerance and the biggest drawbacks to financing investments

The article also covers the many avenues to finance an investment, along with the pros and cons. Options covered include personal loans, home equity line of credit, second mortgages, credit cards, margin account from brokerage, and borrowing against a 401(k).

For a full breakdown on the topic of borrowing money for investments, read the article titled, “When Does it Make Sense to Borrow for Investing?”

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