From USA Today
4 reasons not to be in a rush to pay off your home
You’ve likely heard about the debt-free philosophy espoused by financial gurus such as Dave Ramsey. The idea of gaining financial freedom by paying off all your debts as quickly as possible — even a mortgage with a low, fixed rate — may be appealing, but it’s not always a wise strategy, some financial experts say.With rates still hovering near historic lows, mortgages are considered “cheap” debt. And unless you’re earning a high income relative to your living expenses, putting extra money into your home could eat up a considerable chunk of your monthly take-home pay.Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t be in a rush to pay off your home.