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Stop Investing to Pay Off the Mortgage Faster? (Why Coast FIRE Comes First)

For those who are working to become mortgage-free, you might ask yourself if it makes sense to stop investing to pay off the mortgage faster. This can be a difficult decision to make. That’s where…

April 18, 2022

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 5 Years

During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”. This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in…

April 1, 2022
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Keep the Mortgage for the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction?

Does it make sense to pay off your mortgage if you lose the mortgage interest tax deduction? This is a common question people struggle with who are considering paying off their mortgage. Will my paid-off…

January 17, 2022
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Brennan Schlagbaum: Losing Motivation to Pay Off My Mortgage. What Do I Do?

Kevin has been working on paying off his mortgage for years but now he’s having second thoughts. Real estate investing sounds much more interesting to him now. Brennan Schlagbaum, the founder of Budgetdog, joins me…

November 15, 2021

Are We MORONS for Paying Off Our Mortgage? [Bread & Wine]

This past week, we received a lot of negative feedback for paying off our mortgage early. There was name-calling, swear words and someone even said “you are ruining people’s lives!” Woah, yikes. While we’re very…

August 20, 2021
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How to Pay Extra on the Mortgage (Principal, Not Interest!)

Yolanda wants to pay extra toward her mortgage but she’s not sure if she’s doing it correctly. Holden Lewis, a Mortgage Expert from NerdWallet, joins me to help her out. We discuss how to ensure…

August 16, 2021
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