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I have heard different opinions from different people regarding paying off (or paying ahead) one's home mortgage vs investing that money in, say, a 500 Index Mutual Fund.
It has been said (if I remember correctly), that over the course of the long haul, the stock market performs better than 10%, which is, of course, higher than the current percentage rate on most mortgages.

However, even though I have been periodically investing with the Vanguard Index 500 (indeed, I have chosen my workplace's Deferred Compensation package to be invested in the 500 Fund), my conservative investment side of me tells me that the 10%-plus average return of the stock market in the future is always in doubt and it is better to pay off the mortgage if one has the ability to do so. At least then, one can sleep well knowing he/she has conquered one of life's greatest debts, no?

I don't think there is any right or wrong answer to this; I am just curious as to what my Fellow Fools out there in
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