I'm currently working and paying off loans, which I know is the responsible thing to do. But as I watch over a thousand dollars get sucked into a black hole each month (I'm paying more than my minimum payments so I can be done sooner) I can't help but think what if I just invested this instead?
Most things worth doing in life involve taking some sort of risk, but obviously it's important to be smart about it and have a solid plan before taking that leap of faith. At this point I don't think I'd spend over $10,000 to get things off the ground (yes I've had a niche and idea in mind for quite a while now). For someone currently in debt 10 grand is actually a lot to lose, but of course that's all relative.. I could wait a couple years but I'm sure you all know how it is to feel a sense of urgency to act sooner than later.
Thoughts? I gave an exact amount because I'm curious to hear others investment success and/or failure stories if you're willing to share