There's nothing like the feeling of paying off a loan that's been hanging over your head for years. You know what I'm talking about? Of course you do! When it happens you suddenly have a few hundred bucks every month that you were not used to having. It's like an unexpected raise. And certainly the fiscally responsible thing to do with the extra money is pay off other debt.  Right?

I know, doing the right thing with your finances is tough. There are so many needs and wants that run through our heads from day to day and week to week. Believe me, I've been there...I'm still there.

Fortunately, Shirley is the money-smart person in our family. I have no problem with that whatsoever. She often knows what money we have in all areas of savings and investments right down to the penny. Me on the other hand, well, let's just say I get an allowance every week. I'm thankful for it. And you know what? Nothing brings me more joy than to have Shirley whisper in my ear these sweet words, "The loan is paid off." She's done that a number of times in our many years of wedded bliss.

However, like many that own a home with the bank, the mortgage is the one constant I'd like to see go away for Shirley and me. I like to think we can do it before retirement, which is not to many years away for us. And after I read the article you're about to read, I feel encouraged that we can do it with a little determination. Then I can't wait for the day to have Shirley whisper, "Today, we burn the mortgage."

Click here and let's all work to become free of the dreaded mortgage: SAVE!

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