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When to get aggressive with the mortgage paydown

Dec 15, 2011
My question is, if your mortgage rate is higher than what you could expect from investing, wouldn't it make more sense to pay on the mortgage? This is almost the same as the concept of paying off the credit card with the highest rate first. What are your thoughts on this? John, Rapid City, SD
Posted In: mortgage, home, Savings, Investing

Stick with low risk

Nov 21, 2011
Our primary aim is to have a deposit for a house in 3 years. We have saved a reasonable sum of money but did not want it to linger in a current or savings account for 0.75%. We are deciding either investing at low risk or paying off mortgage. We have to sell our current house to buy a new house. My mortgage rate is 4.99%, so after tax rebate it is about 3.99%. Most investing opportunities are giving us about 2% at low risk and 3-5% at medium risk. After tax one would have to take another 1.25% off the return. We would like some advice. Thanks, Tom and Anne, Boston, MA
Posted In: mortgage, home, Savings

A mortgage conundrum

Nov 15, 2011
A question about mortgage refinancing.
Posted In: mortgage, refinance, Savings

Pay off mortgage -- or wait?

Nov 14, 2011
A question about when to pay off your mortgage.
Posted In: mortgage, Getting Personal

Can't pay your mortgage? Get your house painted as a billboard

Apr 6, 2011
If you're looking for a sure way to alienate your neighbors, a fledgling advertising firm based in Southern California just launched this...
Posted In: advertising, mortgage

MID-DAY UPDATE: Obama defends efforts in Libya, home prices continue to decline

Mar 29, 2011
Here are the latest headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and around the web....
Posted In: case shiller, gas, gas prices, homes, houses, housing market, mid-day update, mortgage, mortgage modifications, mortgage rates, Toyota

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt stock markets reopen, more water warnings in Tokyo

Mar 23, 2011
Tokyo health officials said today radiation levels are higher in the water supply there. Those officials are recommending people not give tap wat...
Posted In: billion, earthquake, Egypt, General Mills, Japan, mid-day update, mortgage, radiation, stocks, Tokyo, Toyota, tsunami, water

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mortgage applications hit a three-month high, Ivory Coast 'nationalizes' cocoa

Mar 9, 2011
More people are applying for mortgages than at anytime in the past three months. That's according to the Mortgage Bankers Association....
Posted In: AT&T, Britain, cocoa, Gaddafi, Hershey, Ivory Coast, mid-day update, mortgage, mortgage modifications, mortgage rates, Oil, Sprint, T-Mobile, United Nations, Verizon, Washington D.C.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mixed job indicators, changes to home loan requirements

Mar 2, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report Friday, but other key job indicators give us a sense of what to expect. Job placement...
Posted In: Health, housing market, job applications, jobless, labor, mid-day update, mortgage, soda, Taxes

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