Should I refinance my home mortgage?
First, it is common to extend the repayment period, thereby reducing the monthly payment. While this may be enticing, it will be that much longer before your home is paid off.
Second, you may be tempted to increase the amount that you borrow to finance a major purchase such as a new car. The concern here is that you'll end up paying for the car long after it has worn out.
So, be careful as you consider refinancing your home mortgage. Many have benefited by refinancing with a shorter-term loan. Not only do you get out of debt quicker, you benefit from a lower interest rate as well.
This calculator will help you evaluate your situation.
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