Should I invest or pay off my debt?

I have around $35,000 in mutual funds, but more than twice that in student loans. Should I use my mutual funds to pay down my loan or should I keep my funds as investments and grow them?

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3 weeks ago
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I know many student loans do not need to be paid back immediately or repayment can be based on income limits. Depending on your career, some loans can be forgiven over time and I also know that when you are applying for new jobs, that you can negotiate with some employers to pay off a portion or all of your student loan as a signing bonus as they can receive a tax benefit many times.

With that said, there are many more factors that would need to be discussed in order to determine if paying it off or not would make sense.  But in short, If rate is high (8%+) and you are making large or moderate size payments every month. Then I'd probably advise trying to pay off as quickly as you can to reduce your monthly payment or at least refi the loan at much lower rate.  

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