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Hi Mike, You asked, What about taking out a personal loan instead to buy stocks? IMHO, never and priority 1 is to avoid debt. Yeh, so you can beat 13% and assuming all goes according to plan, you are just taking your gain to pay off debt. This question has come up quite often on a number of boards.

What do you think of my personal loan strategy?
To each his own. Why not just git after it and let compounding work its magic, in the right direction. Note the link to post from TMFmycroft:

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