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suspiria_2's most recent comments:
- On 7 Nov 2012
Buying vs. renting: money isn't the only factor,
how long are you going to live there? installing solar panels and digging wells is only reasonable if you're planning to live there long enough to enjoy them, or you can recoup their cost.
what will be the difference between buying in the area you want to live in, and what you would (are?) paying in rent now? how likely will you have to move from there for job/family/whatever reasons? are you willing to pay this difference for that amount of time. if you foresee yourself moving at some point in the future, are you willing to accept that you paid that greater amount simply for whatever ownership satisfaction you were able to get during that term? are you ready to accept that you may not get your money back when you need to move?
i agree. the people who believe that buying a home to live in is ONLY a financial decision are overstating it. surely, you shouldn't buy if you can't afford to do so, but if you can afford it then you should ask yourself is it worth it financially? but also, is the difference between what i'm renting for and what i'm paying to buy worth whatever conveniences purchasing will give me?
solar panels are a question of paying up front for something that you would have paid over time for. that you assume that the cost will go up can't really be estimated accurately. how long will you have to soak up energy from those panels to justify their installation? are you willing to live in that house for that long? what if the next buyer doesn't give two hoots about them and won't pay you for them?
- On 25 Oct 2012
Diet, health, and health costs,
pay attention to the details. it isn't just about food, but the entire lifestyle.
- On 7 Oct 2012
The stupidity of this country never ceases to shock me,
Now stands for "the loser channel." FYI, I also call LMN (lifetime movie network) "the ladies man-hating network" because the plot of their movies is Man Bad, Woman Good.
in our house, we call those kinds of channels (and they are legion) the Women Abuse Network.