This may shock the socks right off you, but your credit score could cost you a half-million dollars by the time you reach retirement.
Simple: Lenders are wary of you, so they charge you more interest.
Let’s run through an example to show you what we mean:
Meet Jack and Jill. Jack’s credit score is 780. Jill’s is 580. Each of them buys a $250,000 house when they’re 35-years old.
Jack is charged 4.5% interest.
Jill is charged 6% interest.
Based on principal and interest alone:
- Jack’s 4.5% payment = $1,266.71
- Jill’s 6% payment = $1,498.88
If you take the difference, Jill pays $232.17 more than Jack each month. Over the course of 30-years, she’ll pay $83,581.20 more.
Not only is Jill paying more than Jack, but guess what Jack did with his $83,581.20? He invested it at 6%. Now he can pay off his house and have close to half a million dollars in the bank for retirement.
This is called return on credit, and it’s a powerful, life-changing concept we want to help you understand and take advantage of!
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