Which Would You Rather Have - A Student Loan or a Mortgage?

By: Court Tuttle

To begin with we will share a story of a pro-mortgage individual. I have owned a mortgage. I have also owned a student loan. There is a big difference. When I got the mortgage, it included the house.

The house is guarantied, the job is isn't. When I got the student loan, it only came with a high interest rate. There are so many people that have invested time and money into an education.

Then later to deal with the disappointment of no available positions after time invested. Or even worse, moving back home which can become a reality. Many have become rich investing in real estate.

The house can be flipped to make a profit, the education cannot. We all need a good education, I cannot argue with that. But in my case, experience was the best teacher.

Now we will look at the pro-student loan view. Of course many people who take out a mortgage happen to have student loans, so what do those individuals do when comparing which was more valuable as an investment?

In today's fast paced society where many determine their self-worth and judge others by their bank account, their possessions, and of course their mortgage, the more and larger the better.

Those that subscribe to that belief must have been the same individuals in college just to get a piece of paper that they thought would give them a huge paycheck.

While many fools rush out to get student loans, those who invest in an education will not only gain something far more valuable than a home or car, but will ironically make more in a lifetime than the fools who only see dollars.

Then there are those who pursue an academic field that leaves others wide eyed and confused. They are individuals who see value in learning and not a paycheck. Their treasures are not those of the world.

Their passion is in their field and may end up giving them more satisfaction than any money or mortgage. A mortgage is a good financial investment, but without an education your mortgage can even cost more.

The individual without an education won't possess many of the things that are truly important. Material possessions are to be shown and make you and others feel good at times.

However, an education is something that will always serve you well and never be lost. Student loans are part of an investment in you, an investment that will always keep paying off for you.

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