Could We…Should We Pay Off Our Home Early?

joe plemon

It seems like we will be making house payments forever. We owe $140,000 at 6% interest and are paying $1000 a month. How much sooner could we pay it off if we started paying an extra $100 a month?”

The above is a hypothetical question, but it could be you. There are two answers: the quick one and the dig deeper one. By clicking a few buttons on a financial calculator we discover the quick answer is 21 months; paying an extra $100 will reduce the payoff from 20 years to 18 years and 3 months. Continue reading “Could We…Should We Pay Off Our Home Early?