18. Homes Beyond Budget
Buying your home is one of the biggest days of your life. It’s a place that you go to every day for comfort, relaxation, and the safest building you know. Because of this, you spend months trying to find the perfect home. You need enough space for a family and need to make sure you have your own space. You want a specific kitchen, living room, and other features. With so much that you believe you need to have in your home, it’s easy to lose sight of your budget. Plus, you want to keep up with your friends, and they might have nice homes.
In reality, you need to stop looking at what other people have, including your siblings, and focus on what you can afford. Do your daughters need to share a room? Many children do and grow up to become best friends. They will adapt and find ways to have their own space and time. Yes, trying to cram five people into one bathroom in the morning is a challenge, but when you’re living within your means, you will keep yourself out of debt and stop wasting money. When this happens, you might find yourself saving, and your wealth is growing so you can one day afford a bigger house without losing money.