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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Mortgage payoff

Reviewing my option to pay off my mortgage earlier. Within the 5 year limit seeing as I have a 5/1 ARM and know what happens to the interest rates afterward. Im thinking that even with my money now going to ING, I'm surprised that I could have done more with my previous mortgage company. I didnt put in any extra payments towards them and at the refinance was the only time that I paid into the loan, basically to bring it down to $75,000. My life is going to revolve around these next 5 years approaching and I'm considering leaving my job.

My spouse would be the sole breadwinner in the home with a take home income of approximately $2100 a month after taxes. This is not including any kinds of insurance that we may have to get. I was running numbers to figure what type of fund I should have before I venture off without a job. I was even thinking that a measly part time job would be worth it because we could use the money from my paycheck to sustain us for food and fun however the bills would be taken through her monthly allowance.

More accurate numbers on this later... TBC

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