How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Super Early

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Welcome to the Money Talks News Podcast!

In this episode, we’re talking about paying off your mortgage early so you can put that money to better use.

Fewer than half — 40% — of homeowners are mortgage-free, according to a Bloomberg analysis. And many of those are baby boomers. Being mortgage-free is often seen as a big milestone on the journey to financial freedom. So, how do you become one of the favored few who pay off their mortgage before the 30-year term is up?

Let’s find out.

As usual, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. Today’s guest is Andy Hill, founder of Marriage, Kids and Money. He paid off his mortgage early not too long ago and he’s going to tell us exactly how he did it — and how it improved his finances and his life.

Remember, even though we sometimes talk about money and specific investments on this show, don’t take them as recommendations. Before investing in anything or making any money moves, do your own research and make your own decisions.

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How to buy a home

As you get ready to buy a home, there are a lot of moving parts. Here’s what you need to know about getting the best deal when you buy a house — no matter where you live.

What you need to know about mortgages

When you buy a home with a mortgage, you need to know how it works, and the best way to tackle it. Plus, you also need to figure out whether you think you’ll actually pay off your mortgage, and whether you think it’s a good idea.

Meet this week’s guest, Andy Hill

Andy Hill
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Accredited Financial Counselor Andy Hill is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money – a platform dedicated to helping 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 being a soccer dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.

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About the hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and he has also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She’s been covering personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors.

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