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August 20, 2021

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


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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 happy with our decision, we realize it's not for everyone.

Nicole and I review why people may be throwing shade about our paid-off house and share the reasons we love our mortgage freedom.

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What do you think about paying off your mortgage? Is it mortgage freedom a good idea for you and your family?

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Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and happiness. Andy's advice and personal finance experience have been featured in major media outlets like CNBC, Forbes, MarketWatch, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and NBC News. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys watching his kids play soccer, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.


  • Just wanted to give a shout out to echo your thoughts on paying off a mortgage. We paid off our mortgage in 2018 (I was 32, husband was 41) and the freedom I feel on a daily basis is priceless. I was able to move to more part-time job and I do not feel like a slave to my job which helps me manage work stress better. I totally agree that it is individual’s choice and comfort level as far as mortgage versus investing (or neither!) – I have friends with mountains of debt but it doesn’t bother them. It bothered me – I brought my husband along – and I will never regret the journey and choice to pay off our mortgage early.


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