Is it important to you to pay off your mortgage? Why or why not?
How do you feel about your home and its worth/value in the greater context of your "wealth"?
I always wanted a home that I owned. I wanted freedom to garden and build a "homestead". It was important to me to pay the house off. I wanted to know it was MINE, free and clear. It made me feel more comfortable. Funnily, though, I don't tend to lump my home into the "assets" side of the balance sheet (even though I know that's where it belongs)... to me it's more than an asset... it's MINE and it's "off limits"... does that make any sense or am I being "stupid"?