Should I pay discount points for a lower interest rate?

If receiving the lowest rate possible is your primary goal, you may consider paying discount points. Discount points allow you to “buy down the interest rate” by paying extra money up front. Is it worth it? It all depends on your personal financial situation. Use this calculator to help determine if paying discount points can help you reach your financial goals.
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