So, despite all the talk about doom, gloom, the Coming of The Second Great Depression, and how we are going to spend our way back to prosperity (don't worry, I don't understand that either), my wife and I bought another house.
"Wait!!! How can you do such a thing! We're going into the worst economy in twenty lifetimes! The sky is falling! For God's sake, THE SKY IS FALLING!!!"
To which I respond with "Uh, no it isn't. In fact, I'm having the best year of my life."
We had such a good year last year that I have a tax bill higher than some people's incomes.
At any rate, we closed on the new digs last week, and are now in the process of purchasing fun things for the house. A washer and dryer are a must, as is some furniture for the living room.
All told, we dropped somewhere around $5 grand on Saturday. No, we didn't do a stupid "No interest until 2010!" deal. We paid cash. Well, via a couple checks. Nonetheless, we're scheduled for delivery on Friday.
Now, some might argue that such an expense must have hurt. Nope! Since we knew we would need this stuff in the new house, we did the unthinkable: we planned for it. I know, it sounds weird, but we're kinda weird. Which is why we have money.
It boils down to one very important thing: You have the power to make decisions that will benefit your life. You also have the power to make decisions that screw up your life. Unfortunately, people make the decisions that screw up their lives, and then complain that we who have made better decisions somehow cheated. No, we're just smarter.