What's the rate of return you earn on your home equity? Did you say "Oh, over the last 30 years homes appreciated about 5-7%" or something like that? You just made a mistake that's costing you thousands of dollars per year and causing you to carry unnecessary risk. Homes appreciate but the dollars you store INSIDE of your home (Home Equity) has no rate of return. At best you are saving the net cost of a tax-deductible mortgage payment which might be 2.8%-3% in 2016. Listen in to hear why home equity fails the rate or return test and what to do about it.