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Pay Your Mortgage Off Faster and Start Turning Your Property Into an Asset

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Have you made a lifelong pledge to be with your mortgage until you’re old and gray?

Life doesn’t have to be that way.

If you have a 15-year or 30-year mortgage, you can create a plan to end your relationship sooner and be mortgage-free. Woohoo!

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Oh yeah, you can also profit from real estate so you can pay off your mortgage faster. If you are considering a real estate license, here are some resources for you:

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Here are 3 ways to pay off your mortgage faster and get on track to live a life of financial freedom.

1. Pay Your Mortgage Every 2 Weeks

I know this may sound like a bit much but let me explain.

You can make more payments towards your mortgage every month without getting a raise at work or pinching pennies to decrease expenses.

All you have to do is make bi-weekly payments instead of making one payment per month.

Here’s how it works.

Let’s say your mortgage is $2000 a month. You can pay $100 every 2 weeks. This will allow you to make 26 bi-weekly payments throughout the year because you are making payments every 2 weeks and there are 52 weeks in a year. Well, if you make 26 bi-weekly payments, that equates to 13 full payments every year instead of the typical 12 payments a year.

Now, you’ve just slashed some years off your mortgage pay-off date and saved thousands in interest costs. Check with your financial coach (me!) to determine how this works and how you can get started.

2. Apply Bonuses to Your Mortgage Balance

Any unexpected or large sum payment you receive throughout the year can be considered a bonus and can help you decrease your mortgage balance.

Got a raise? Large tax refund? Another stream of income? Use this extra money to increase your net worth!

When you send the bank extra payments towards your mortgage, you decrease your principal loan balance. When you decrease your loan balance, you increase your net worth.

3. Buy a Home that Doesn’t Put a Dent in Your Net Worth

Your net worth equals your assets minus your liabilities.

When you take on a mortgage, you increase your liabilities. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Well, it all depends.

Let’s say you have assets of $25,000 (Cash savings + 401K Investments). Then you purchase a home that costs $75,000. Your net worth is -$50K.

Your net worth is now in the negative. Do you have enough liquid assets to cover unexpected homeownership expenses? If not, this new home purchase can put a dent in your net worth.

Do yourself a favor and do a thorough review of your assets, liabilities, income, and expenses (or hire a financial coach) to figure out how much you can comfortably spend on a home to avoid being stuck with an extended mortgage period.

Buying a home below your means will give you a good financial cushion to be able to make extra payments throughout the year.

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About Charlene Rhinehart, CPA

Charlene Rhinehart is a Certified Public Accountant, Founder of Wealthy Women Daily, and Editor-in-Chief of the Dividend InvestHer and The Wealthy Woman Investor. Charlene is currently the Chair of the Illinois CPA Society Taxation Individual Committee. With over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Charlene is one of the few leaders who design insights specifically for the woman investor. Charlene’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2019, Charlene released her book “Dividends Are a Queen’s Best Friend”, on Amazon.

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  1. Thank you so much for this article, so much good info. Not a homeowner yet but trying to learn all I can beforehand!

  2. Great Article

  3. I absolutely LOVE the bi-weekly mortgage payments! So smart!

  4. Such an informative post. My father owns properties, I’ll suggest him your advices.

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