Pay Off the 30-Year Mortgage Early or Invest?

Our first question of the month comes in from Patrick from California:

Hey Andy, can I pick your brain real quick about paying off your mortgage?

I just bought a house here in San Diego and got a 30 year fixed on it. 

If I wait 30 years to pay it off, I will have paid $162,000 in interest which doesn’t sit very well with me.

What was your reason for paying off your mortgage?  

I was thinking instead of making extra payments on the principal that I would instead invest that money. After 8-10 years I would have amassed enough to pay off the mortgage in a lump sum.

What are your thoughts on that? Invest the money or pay off the mortgage?  

My reason to accelerate paying it off is that: 

1. I hate debt  

2. Lower my monthly expenses after loan is paid off  

3. Save at least $100K in interest payment

Many thanks bro!


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How to Become a Millionaire in your 30’s – Interview 12 (Blake)

Have you ever heard the saying, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”?

It rings true for a lot of us … especially those of us who are looking to improve our financial situation.

Our next Young Millionaire, Blake from The Dividend Pig, decided to track his net worth for the first time just three years ago. That tracking (and his hard work to improve his situation) helped him to increase his net worth by $300,000 in just 3 short years.

Check out Blake’s incredible story of 30-something success!

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How to Become a Millionaire in your 30’s – Interview 11 (Juan)

When you truly become intentional about your actions, there’s little you can’t accomplish.

The next member of the Young Millionaire’s Club is walking, talking proof that good things come to the intentional.

Juan from A Journey to FI joins me today to discuss how taking some short-term sacrifices in his life lead to some long-term financial wins for his family. At a $1.3 million net worth in his late 30’s, Juan is charging toward financial independence and not stopping to look back.

Let’s welcome Juan!

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Ethical Investing – When Doing Well and Doing Good Meet

Every time we contribute to stock mutual funds in our 401k or IRA, we’re investing in a little slice of the companies that are included that fund. These can be tech companies like Apple or Microsoft or automotive juggernauts like General Motors or Ford. With each retirement contribution you make, you’re essentially becoming a minority shareholder in these businesses.

But what if you don’t agree with the way things are being handled at one of these companies?

  • Perhaps you care about a cleaner and greener future and one of the companies you’re investing in is a huge polluter.
  • Or maybe you’re appalled by the way factory employees are being treated globally at one of your businesses.
  • Possibly there is evidence of racial or gender discrimination happening within the four walls of a company you own a piece of.
  • How can we invest for our family’s future and get the returns required to retire comfortably while  still following our hearts?

Welcome to the world of Ethical Investing!

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Don’t Time the Market – with Rocky Lalvani

It is so important to evolve and to keep up with the ever-changing world. Because when we’re complacent and stuck in our ways, opportunities, excitement and potential wealth can pass us by.

I’ve invited someone on the show today who lives by this credo and his name is Rocky Lalvani.

Rocky is a life and money coach who has built a multi-million dollar fortune, not from his coaching biz, but from living a life focused on flexibility, frugality, and family.

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How to Become a Millionaire in Your 30’s – Interview 2 (BAMF Money)

The young millionaire interviews continue! I’ve had a lot of interest in this series and look forward to bringing you more in the weeks to come.

Most of the time, our interviews will be anonymous. This will allow our guests to be open and transparent with us. Given that they are sharing incredibly personal (and helpful) information, it makes a lot of sense.

Today’s 30-something millionaire interview features BAMF Money.

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How to Become a Millionaire by 30 – with Grant Sabatier

Billionaire Warren Buffett once said, “Never depend on a single income. Make investment to create a second source.”

All of the entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed on my podcast (or really any other podcast for that matter) have taken Mr. Buffett’s words to heart. If you’re going to create some serious wealth for you and your family, diversifying your income streams is the key to success.

Saving and long-term investing are crucial pieces to the wealth building puzzle as well. That being said, the puzzle for financial independence can be put together a whole lot faster when you increase your income. 

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3 Smart Reasons for New Investors to Choose Index Funds

When you’re in your 20’s and 30’s, planning for retirement doesn’t always end up at the top of your to-do list.

BUT … What if there was a way to “set it and forget it” when it comes to your retirement planning so that you could easily go back to enjoying your life?

You’re in luck. Meet your new friend … the Index Fund.

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Honey, I died.  Here’s what to do with the life insurance money.

Hello Nicole.  I’m not really dead.

Sorry about that spooky title.

But if I do die unexpectedly, I want you to give you and the kids a clear path to feel safe and well taken care of …

Hence why I’m writing this letter to you today …

The Warm Blanket of Life Insurance

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