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How to save big money on mortgage
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 Ashutosh
 @bhardwajashu96
How to save more than €50K on your mortgage
In this blog, I’m going to share with you a simple financial tip that might save you € 50.000,00 on your house mortgage if you change the way you make mortgage repayments.
We are going to go over the basics of mortgage payments and then see what you currently pay over the entire term of your mortgage using an example. Later on, we will see how making a simple change in the way you make mortgage repayments can do wonders for you in terms of saving real dollars (or your favorite currency).
Mortgage amountYou are looking at the following terms:
 Total mortgage amount:
€ 420.000,00  Monthly payment:
€ 2.153,11  Total repayable amount:
€ 775.118,28
Setting up the stage
Let me tell you the story of Jake, a automobile engineer in his early Thirties. Jake just bought the house of his dreams in a pleasent neighbourehood. Yeah, Jake got lucky!
To make this house his home Jake turn to a mortgage lender to help out with financing the house.
Here are the terms of the mortgage

€ 420.000,00  For 30 years
 At
4.6% interest rate (times are tough you know 😅)
Jake is looking at a monthly payment of
In 30 years (the tenure of the mortgage), Jake will pay a total of
That is quite some money, huh! If you look closely at the interest paid, it is almost the same amount (or 93.25%) as what he took out as the mortgage in the first place.
This seems a bit harsh or unfair to say the least, but hey, that’s compound interest at play—the 8th wonder of the world!  ”Albert Einstein”
What if I told you, or Jake in this case, that he could save a significant amount while paying off his mortgage? Well, that’s the title of the blog, so let’s get into it.
A ripple in the lake
Apporach 1
Jake pays
4 Years and 8 months early!
By simply making this extra payment each month, he would save big amount: € 67.884,12!
And how exactly did I find this magic number, you might ask? I simply divide the current monthly payment by 12 (the number of months in a year), which is
Apporach 2
What if Jake does not like to pay € 179,00 extra each month for whatever reason? Maybe he is not sure if he will need it for something else (he probably spent it on buying some games 🙈)
Then I would suggest Jake keep this money aside (maybe he needs it later) or save whatever he can at the end of each month and use that money to pay the 13th payment.
I know, I know, there are only 12 months in a year, Jake. But what I’m referring to is making one extra monthly repayment at the end of the year.
So, an extra,
By simply making this extra payment each year, he would save big amount: € 65.396,12
Jake will payout his 30 year mortgage in 25 years & 5 months !
4 Years and 7 months early!
You might be thinking, while this is good, the amount saved and time saved this time are a bit less than Approach 1.
That is correct, because this time Jake is paying the extra at the end of the year, after waiting for 12 months during which interest has already been charged.
Apporach 3
So, let’s turn it around a bit. Let’s being the year by paying that extra monthly payment.
By simply making
Jake will payout his 30 year mortgage in 25 years & 2 months !
4 Years and 10 months early!
That’s feels good! Isn’t it. You are welcome Jake 😇
Addressing the big Elephant in the room
Reading all this, you might be thinking, okay, I see the point pay early and pay less. While at it, I might as well pay € 40.000,00 at the very first month.
To that, I would say, go ahead, well done! 🖖
Let’s talk numbers:
By simply making this extra payment of € 40.000,0040,000 at the beginning, he would save a big € 113.191,18!
Jake will payout his 30 year mortgage in 24 years & 1 months!
5 Years and 11 months early!
That’s just excellent!
That seems obvious! What If I had do it all by myself. duhhh 🙄 But, obviously, I do not have that kind of savings or a rich uncle. That is precisely why I takled about these three approaches. Anyone, with a little bit of financial disipline can do it and save themselves Big Amount!
While it definitely helps with saving more in long run, it could be a pitfall as it means less flexibility. Stretching your limits (pocket) is not a stressfree experience sometimes. 😓
Therefore, keep it flexible. Even if you cannot make the extra (re)payment every month or every year (depending on which apporach you choose). You can save some by doing some, with no commitments or deadlines. 🙂