"... the $15 haircuts they get in some basement downtown." As in, barbers? Was $15 at the place I used to go on 84th/3rd in Manhattan, there's one by my office on 45th / Lex for $14 a pop, and the one I go to in Astoria now is also $14. You even get the straight razor treatment to finish it off and clean things up. You may not get a full shampoo - but really, is that worth another $35+? Not so much.
@EmmaP Useful details! Context is important. Still crazy to comprehend only having $400-500 in expenses/month, but I suppose that's what I get for living in NYC the last decade.
@ezb That doesn't typically work that way if you're 19. Point is that there is a lot unsaid about the major sticking point that people have with buying a house at a young age. This site is about providing the details - where are the details?
So.... how did you each come up with $17,500 for a down payment? This ignores the biggest hurdle to home ownership for young buyers. "Years of being frugal" doesn't come close to answering how you come up with that much liquid assets.
So when something goes wrong... what's your failsafe option? Reliance on parents? Someone else you know to get you out of the hospital, or somewhere else you're stuck?
Not a coincidence that the least competitive jobs are also some of the least-well paying, huh.
Well, skilled, time-intensive labor that you can't do yourself will always come with a price. And relative to the cost of just buying new boots? Not so bad.
So... no thoughts of filing any group harrassment suit, or whatever the appropriately lawerly term would be?
Serious question, why is $30 to be on this better than using a free site like myregistry.com? Simply the interface? Good luck with the site - I would try to set yourself apart more so though to make it something more unique and therefore worth the fee.
I can't be the only one that surpassed the average starting salary right out of college (2005).. although I suppose the Billfold's readership skews towards teaching/media/non-profits rather than the business world. I'm in commercial Insurance - what are others doing that put them on a more lucrative track?