You may sometimes come across advice that tells you to take on a debt in order to invest the money. The logic behind is that you can take a debt at a lower rate of interest and invest it so that you get a higher rate. This makes sense logically but only if you are disciplined. It also makes sense only if you are pretty certain of the investment that you are going to be making and of the returns on it. Overall, it is a risky thing to do. Taking on debt to invest could backfire if the investment does not give you the expected rate of return which could place you in a very uncomfortable position of debt. It is virtually the same thing as borrowing from a friend or family to invest in a venture that does not yield a return. You will lose money and find yourself under a debt.
The collar to this theory is taking out a loan to make a purchase when you can afford to make the payment in full. Let us take the example of a car loan. When I purchased a car, I could have used up my savings to pay for the car in full. But does that make sense? Not really. If you take the same amount of money that you are going to payment all at once and invest it somewhere wisely, you are likely to make more in interest that you would pay on the car loan. So instead of depleting your bank balance and savings all at once, it would make more sense to take out an automobile loan for your car and invest your money wisely.
Taking out a loan also allows you to keep a balance in your account which makes you feel more secured and less stressed out. For many people paying off gradually in installments is much more easier than paying for the purchase in the form of a down payment simply because that is the only way they can afford to make the purchase. An example of this kind of a loan is a mortgage loan. A majority of us cannot afford to pay for a house without taking a loan for it and paying it off in easy installments.