@binfluenza one word: vanguard. Best in the biz.
@theballgirl Being an adult and parent means you suck it up and do boring things. Especially when it saves you a bunch of money. No more whining when you blow money foolishly.
@kitekatze if it makes you feel better, these houses have got to be in horrendous neighborhoods. I've lived in Houston and a house for sale for $95k is def some place you do NOT want to live.
@julebsorry It's just food. To me, NO way a meal is "worth" $800. Sounds like being treated like a rock star or "Someone of Importance" was more of the draw. And if course telling everyone you know.
Did you get the house and guest house inspected before buying?
@readyornot Used car dealerships make much more money than new car. Next time think about Craigslist. Yeah, maybe more of a hassle, but we've sold 3 cars ..one in a day, one within 5 days, and one on day 30. Got a much much better price than a trade in.
@garli Yes. The sales people have monthly quotas and/or "who sold the most cars this month" bonuses.
@Gef the Talking Mongoose Cash may be a detriment. They like making money off loans.
@Allison Doesn't everyone have a second mail account that does NOT include their real name?
I suspect most older folks 70+ still have land lines. My parents don't own a cell phone (or any computing device).