When it comes to a home mortgage loan, you can actually pay off the loan much more quickly and save a great deal of money by simply paying a little extra each month.
If you take out a 30-year loan for $250,000 with a five percent interest rate, for example, your monthly payment (interest and principal only) will be $1,334.23. By the time the 30-year time period is complete, you will have paid $480,316.13 for your home.
If you pay just $50.00 more each month, you will pay only $459,357.78 toward your home. This is a savings of $20,958.35. In addition, you will get the loan paid off two years and four months sooner than if you paid only your regular monthly payment.
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