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Three reasons I’m paying my mortgage off early even though it doesn’t make financial sense

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
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Paying off your mortgage early really doesn’t make financial sense. Your mortgage interest rate is probably lower than the rate of return you could earn on investments, which means you’ll likely end up with less money by prepaying your mortgage than you would’ve if you’d taken that cash and invested it.  Because of the opportunity

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Nine ways to lower your mortgage payment

Choncé Maddox •
Money Under 30
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A high mortgage payment can account for a large amount of your income, leaving you with very little to cover the rest of your regular living expenses. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend trying to keep your mortgage costs low, preferably under 30 percent of your take-home income. If you’re wondering how to

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Getting affordable flood insurance

Kimberly Lankford •
Kiplinger
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You don’t have to live in a high-risk flood zone to be hit with expensive flood damage; about 25 percent of the National Flood Insurance Program’s claims come from areas with low-to-moderate flood risk. “It’s not just people in floodplains who get flooded when a storm decides to stall over an area and dump catastrophic

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Pay your mortgage early or invest?

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
Home

If you own a home, chances are good you have a mortgage. Making mortgage payments can be a source of frustration for homeowners, some of whom will decide to pay off a mortgage early. While owning your home free and clear seems attractive, it’s important to consider whether paying off your mortgage early is actually

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