One common question among those who are just starting their career and thinking about how to build wealth is this: Should I invest in the stock market or put a down payment on a house?

Both are valid options for growing your money, as both real estate prices and the stock market consistently grow over time. But upon close inspection, it is clear that if you’re choosing based on which option provides a better return on your money, the stock market is the smarter move.

Over the last 75 years, the average value of a home in the United States has gone up by about 400%. In the same time span, the S&P 500 has gone up more than 1100%. For more, read the full article here.

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