We want to pay off our house quickly, but with prices, taxes, ect always rising, what are you giving up? We have electric, phone/internet bill, mortage, bills from starting a business, insurance on homestead, medical, car. Of coarse taxes, too. Other than that we can control what we spend for the most part. We have our own meat, garden, and milk. So I hardly go to the store except for things I can't produce. We stay home a lot! We can't wait to get out of debt. How freeing it will be?