The Origins of the Word “Mortgage”

Debt Payoff Planner - The Origins of the Word "Mortgage"

I ran across a little piece of information recently that stopped me in my tracks. Did you know that the word mortgage translates to death contract (or pledge) in French? Wow! If you are anything like me, that provokes a strong emotional reaction. To me, debts are a powerful tool, like a sharp knife. It can be used […]