I am not against saving money. But if you put aside the fact that 7% is nowhere to be earned, not without risk, and definitely not for 40 years.

Consider this :

Let me give you a real example: Say you have Sarah, who decides at 25 to save $1,000 a month. She does that for 10 years. And then she stops. Then you have Roger, who waits until he's 35, and he saves $1,000 a month for 30 years. They both earn 7 percent on their savings.

Now, 30 years after she stops contributing Sarah would have $1,262,089.05. But Roger, who would have put away three times as much as Sarah, would only have $1,133,529.44.

The reason Sarah only saved a third as much as Roger but ended up with more money is because she started earlier.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/invest...154751502.html

Doesn't that mean, if Sarah paid off her house in 10 years, Roger paid 3x for his house after 40 years while Sarah can be wasting $1000 a month for the remaining 30 years? Obviously most people can't earn 7% on their savings, so how can you make this work to your advantage?

What in this country is a guaranteed fix rate other than CD, bonds, child support, and mortgage?