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    Asked by someone from Frederick, MD on 10/21/2015

    Is it better to eliminate a Mortgage prior to retirement?

  • Categories: Paying Off Debt, Retirement Planning


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  • Depends on your overall financial situation and how you've planned for retirement ... but I'd sure like to eliminate my mortgage prior to retirement.

  • Login to rate this answer:   Answered on 10/22/2015
  • Steve 


    San Francisco, CA

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  • Many people think it's smart to pay off your mortgage before you retire since it lowers your expenses and if your income may be lower in retirement the tax benefit of deducting interest won't be as helpful.

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  • Login to rate this answer:   Answered on 11/1/2015
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