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"Interest rates for home mortgage are still very low, offset by return on the money you might use to pay off the mortgage and tax deduction, and the money you might use to pay off a mortgage is available should you need it. Paying off a mortgage might feel good, but be a poor decision."
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With the new higher Standard tax deduction you are only getting the benefit of the amount of deductions over that. If you are single and under 65 you would benefit at your tax rate times the amount over 6,300. If you are married and both over 65 then only the standard deduction is 15,100.
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Remember it is only a percentage of the interest that you pay that you are getting back. Do some calculations to see if it is worth the hassle. AND IF (big IF) Congress reduces the tax rate and Trump signs you will save even less.
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