Retirement is a significant transition, often representing a major financial shift in a person’s life. Having as few expenses as possible is typically ideal, ensuring that any retirement funds can last through the remainder of a person’s life. By paying off debts, your monthly obligations can be lowered. If you are wondering whether your mortgage is one of the debts you should tackle, here are five reasons to pay off your home loan before you retire.
Tamila McDonald is a U.S. Army veteran with 20 years of service, including five years as a military financial advisor. After retiring from the Army, she spent eight years as an AFCPE-certified personal financial advisor for wounded warriors and their families. Now she writes about personal finance and benefits programs for numerous financial websites.