Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Here’s How

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Owning a home is still the American dream for many. But few can make it happen without borrowing, since not many of us have hundreds of thousands of dollars sitting around.

Once you have that home loan, should you pay it off early? This week, we’re going to dive into that debate, as well as offer some tips to murder that mortgage as fast as possible.

As usual, co-hosts Stacy Johnson and Miranda Marquit are joined by producer Aaron Freeman. Today’s special guest is Andy Hill, founder of the website Marriage, Kids and Money.

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What are the benefits of paying off your mortgage early?

Being able to pay off your mortgage early can provide peace of mind and generally offer you a way to save interest. But it’s not always the right move. Maybe you want to stick with the home loan and use the money for other things.

Tips for paying off your mortgage early

While you don’t have to pay off your mortgage early to be successful, if you decide it’s the right move for you, you’ll want some tips on how to do it. In our podcast episode, we offer information about how you can pay down your mortgage. And Aaron schools us in proper terminology.

Meet this week’s guest, Andy Hill

Andy Hill
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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.

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About the hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and 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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