You work for your equity. The interests you pay to the bank is your cost.

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The faster you pay off your mortgage the less interests paid, therefore, the lower the cost.

No bank, or nobody, would lend you money for nothing.

I guess WINS meant that the addtional $20K could be saved if you do not pre pay the mortgage. Some people may select to invest if they could have a higher ROI.

Many of my friends try their best to pre pay as much as possible in their mortgage (double pay, 15/15 or 20/20 prepayment). Some of them are really successful in doing that.

I always consider those prepayment amounts as savings rather than cost
But it is so obvious that they have to compromise a little bit if their daily life. No luxuary dinners out, no Cruise vacations, no fancy furnitures for years.

I think we Chinese families are mostly living in this way. We're happy because we know we're building our wealth ultimately

I do see Canadians living in a more casual way. They don't care the mortgage payment. They just let it go for 25 years. They don't bother the prepayments. They drinks a lot in homes and bars. Fancy stuffs everywhere, long, romantic vacations, new cars, boats....

And most important of all, they're happy too. They do not complain.

Lifestyle. If you choose yours and like it, no complain. If not, change to another.

Just because they like their lifestyles.
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