My husband and I refinanced to a 15-year mortgage about 4 years ago, and I have been shocked to see how fast our principle is going down! Of course, initially I was shocked for a different reason … the new payment was obviously higher than before. It took some adjusting, but I'm so glad we did it. We can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂
Forbes has a great article on the benefits of a 15-year mortgage. You can read it here:
This made me cry! Grab a tissue and watch for yourself:
The New York Daily News has more about this story here.
To all you veterans out there (and especially to my Uncle Doug, Uncle Jim and my sweet father-in-law, Joel) … thank you for everything you left behind and missed out on in the name of serving and protecting our country. Not one of you has been thanked enough; not one of you has received the honor you deserve. But today we want to say once more, "Thank you."
A lot of businesses want to say thank you today, too. Here's a list of freebies for our vets: (Remember to bring your proof of service in case you're asked):
Starbucks: free coffee
IHOP: free breakfast
Denny's (till noon): free grand slam
Red Robin: free Red's Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Fries
Golden Corrall: free buffet and drink from 5 to 9
Outback: free bloomin' onion and beverage
Great Clips: free haircut
Brown Bear: free carwash