Why I Paid Off My Mortgage Early

As some of you might know, I have had a frequent battle with myself about whether or not to pay off my mortgage early. Because I was paying just 2.5% on the mortgage proceeds, it was a very difficult decision to sell off some of my equity holdings and liquidate some of my savings to pay the mortgage out completely. At the beginning of March 2012, I started selling off some stocks and

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Where’s Your Opportunity Fund?

The “opportunity fund” is a concept that I have used for many years now and, only recently, did I discover the name for it. Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity coined this term over at his site and it struck a chord with me. What Is An Opportunity Fund? An opportunity fund is simply a stash of money that I set aside for investment opportunities that are almost certain to

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