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In this video, Dave takes a call from Kathy in San Francisco. Kathy is a teacher with a monthly income of $4,300—but her house payment is $2,200 a month. With over half of her monthly income going toward paying off her mortgage, she asks Dave, “Should I sell my house?”

Dave’s answer is simple: the house has to go. He recommends that Kathy downsizes and purchases a home she can pay off in retirement. This creates an opportunity for her to get out of debt and start saving money now.

Dave always recommends saving a down payment of at least 10–20% on a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage and limiting your monthly payment to 25% or less than your monthly income. This allows you to attack your debt snowball, boost your retirement fund, and pay off your mortgage quickly.


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How much house can you afford? Find out here: https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-much-house-can-i-afford

Is your mortgage more than you can afford? Consider downsizing: https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/3-money-smart-reasons-to-downsize


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