It’s certainly common that financial planners will recommend that you pay-off your mortgage before you retire. However, not all experts agree. Some people would argue that at current interest rates, it’s better to take that money, leave it in your 401k, or invest it elsewhere. But as with all things financial, it’s never simple. There are tax considerations, there’s an unknown amount of risk with many investments, and the list goes on and on. Mainstreet.com hits the highlights on both sides of the issue, and is worth reading, if for no other reason than to put together a list of questions to ask your financial planner.