The Life of a Mortgage… yikes!
Look at this chart. It’s crazy. Absolutely crazy. Now, I’m a self proclaimed, card carrying, chart and graph lover. There aren’t too many of life’s problems that can’t be thought through with a good chart. I like to take the crazy of life and discipline it into tidy boxes, lines, and graphs. Then I say to myself, “Ahhhh, that’s better, this problem is not as bad as I thought. Look, it all fits onto one letter sized page. How bad can it be?” That said, I look at this chart and think “That’s crazy”.
I found this chart at Planet Money. There they have an article about a guy named Dan who created this chart about his own home mortgage.