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I feel the mortgage interest deduction helped my parents buy a house back in the late 1940s. MoreGrace from Willimantic, CT | Map
Without the home mortgage interest deduction (HMID) I would not be able to manage my expenses at all. MoreDoris from Fort Washington, MD | Map
As a couple, we make less than $50,000 a year. We do itemize our deductions and the home mortgage interest deduction has helped us tremendously through the years. MoreLeonidas from Pittsfield, NH | Map
I sold real estate for several years and it has become obvious to me that the big beneficiaries of the home loan interest deduction are the banks. MoreJonathan from Escondido, CA | Map
I can still remember Grandma and Grandpa getting their little checks. Actually they bought a little house on that Social Security money. MoreWayne from Independence, MO | Map
We tried to get food stamps because we were struggling to pay our bills and to buy food. It’s hard when you’re only making so much money – both of us working… MoreLaurie from St Petersburg, FL | Map
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