Can’t compare mortgage, stock

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In the April 21 Reader Input column, two separate writers compared Mayor Bill Kirby’s mortgage failure to stock market failures, claiming he should have sold the house for a loss before walking away from the mortgage (and his home). I feel that this is like comparing apples to oranges since stocks cannot be financed and, as such, do not require you to make a monthly payment while you watch their value plummet. No individual in their right mind would continue to sink monthly payments into stock that was losing money. Yet, many homeowners are faced with this exact monthly obligation. I am certainly not saying that what occurred was right or wrong but let’s make some accurate comparisons folks. Lee Lydston, Auburn