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September 20, 2021

Should I Invest or Buy a House? [with Marcus Garrett]

Marcus Garrett

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Caitlin wants to know if she should invest or buy a house. This is a tough decision that a lot of people grapple with especially as they become debt-free.

Marcus Garrett, Financial Expert and Author of D.E.B.T. Free or Die Trying, shares some advice for Caitlin and why this decision doesn't have to be one or the other. He also dives into his personal experience in getting into $30,000 of debt, how he climbed his way out and what he's doing with his money now to build wealth and freedom further.

Episode Overview

Marcus Garrett and I review the following:

  • Some smart money moves when preparing to buy your first home
  • What to do with your money after you're debt free
  • How to invest with as little as $50

If you're wondering if you should invest or buy a house, this conversation will help you look at both sides and get a clear vision of where to go next.


Guest Bio – Marcus Garrett

Originally born and raised in the great state of Texas, Marcus Garrett obtained a bachelor's degree in Business Administration after surviving the mean streets of the suburbs.

A decade of audit experience in fields as diverse as criminal justice, law enforcement and health care combined with freelance writing on topics ranging from current events to love and relationships helped him develop a uniquely qualitative and quantitative writing style.

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What do you think Caitlin should do with her money?  Invest or buy a house? Do you like the advice from Marcus Garrett?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.

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