This article was reported by Sally Herigstad for Bankrate.com.
Paying off the mortgage early is in. Refinancing to take money out of our homes is out. In this foreclosure crisis, more people are seeking the security and psychological benefits that come with owning a home free and clear.
If you want to pay off your mortgage early, you’ll find plenty of experts recommending ways to do it. All strategies work, but you’ll find some methods of paying off your mortgage are safer, faster and less painful than others. (Check today’s lowest mortgage rates at MSN Money.)