I find it awfully difficult anymore to rationalize the numbers. The tax code changes, life circumstances change (kids!), and my wants and desires ebb and flow. It’s crazy how nowadays, you need $30,000 a year just to live a middle class lifestyle today.
I remember house hunting. Man, that was the pits. After spending four years living in an apartment, sharing space with a roommate, I was ready for a HOUSE! I was earning a steady paycheck. In fact, I might have been a little north of $30,000 a year. $32,320?
At any rate, I wanted to fire my real estate agent cuz he kept showing me shit houses. Granted, I didn’t know shit about houses either. I just saw shag carpeting, wallpaper, and old fixtures. All things that I now see with greedy little eyes as “opportunity.”
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