- August 12, 2008 at 1:39 pm #261690
I’m with you there! I would LOVE to be debt-free. Well, I pretty much
am, except for the mortgage. I would love to own my home outright. It
strikes terror in my heart to think of having a car payment again (my
car is 10 years old now), but I’ll deal with it when the time comes.
Like you, I want to get to the point where I can work at a job that I
enjoy, not one that I need. I want financial freedom and flexibility.
My jobs never give me as much time off as I’d like! I want more time.
Like almost everyone else a few years ago, I had a couple of hundred
thousand dollars of equity in my house during the height of the housing
boom, but after the housing market crashed, I have little equity.
At the height of the boom, one of my carpoolers sold her house and
built a brand-new 4,000 sq. ft. house down south and paid cash for it
and even had enough left over to buy her son a car. They’re mortgage-
free for the rest of their lives. She and her husband took a 3-month
break to settle into the house, then looked for jobs.
It’s fun talking about money and goals. Most people I know are robots
and don’t talk seriously about a way out. So, I’m happy to be here.
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “Lucy Anderson”
> As a start, it is a means to becoming debt free and then, hopefully,
> our own house. After that, to be able to not worry about living
> paycheck and be able to just set back and enjoy life – I like to
> that is not a problem, but I want to be able to tell my boss to “take
> job and shove it” if it becomes something I don’t believe it or enjoy.
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