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This one is a toss-up. For peace of mind and security, it is usually in your best interest to pay off your mortgage as soon as you can.

However, when interest rates are low and stock investments are paying good returns (and we read on these boards that home ownership in most markets is paying marginal returns at best), you would theoretically be better off renting or maxing the mortgage and putting everything you can in stocks--Foolishly in index funds or one of the Foolish portfolios like Foolish Four. But this is more risk than most of us would be comfortable with.

The bottom line, what you are proposing is OK if you are willing to take the risks involved, but I wouldn't.
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