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How would you invest $10,000?


If someone gave you $10,000 to invest, what would you do with it?

The most popular answer in a new survey by personal finance website LendEDU is to pay down debt with 27 percent of those responding to the survey saying they would go that route.

Other popular answers include investing in real estate (13.5 percent) or putting money in a high-yield savings account or certificate of deposit (12.2 percent). A small number, 5.1 percent, say they want to invest in bitcoin and other kinds of cryptocurrencies that have become popular in recent years.

Only 7 percent say they would invest in the stock market and 10 percent said they would put the money to work in their retirement plan.