10/17/2011 09:45 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2011

'Money & Happiness' With Laura Rowley: Is It Smart To Throw Your Savings Into A Mortgage? (VIDEO)

Paul, 62, is like a lot of people near retirement: He wants a safe place to invest his money. But the interest rates on savings accounts barely keep up with inflation. Would it make sense to pay off a mortgage instead? DailyFinance's Laura Rowley reports.