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I you're going to keep shouting YOU CAN'T SPEND YOUR HOUSE, I have to reply YOU CAN'T LIVE IN YOUR IRA!

When a house is paid off, there is no $600 or $1000 or $3000 that has to be sent to The Man every month. No one can kick you out, no sudden layoff or illness can turn your world into a nightmare. No 40% (I don't know the exact) taxes and penalties if you have to tap retirement funds. Having a paid off house and car can mean the difference between taking time to search for a good new job or direction in life, or having to grab something quick and killing.

Yes, we GET YOUR POINT but psychic peace means more than a 2% spread to some of us. And in the immortal words of Gerald O'Hara: "land, Katie Scarlett, land. It's the only thing that lasts" . Buthey, if you'd rather have Confederate bonds, that's cool.
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