In order to navigate the process smoothly, compromise will be a valuable skill. Similar to dating and finding your perfect match, in searching for your first home it’s important to get clear on your wants versus needs, your firm deal breakers, and ability to analyze the pros and cons.
Buying a house
Place your mirrors on doors and in other places. Mirrors make us think that we’re looking farther than we actually are.
Let’s not shame people for spending a thousand dollars on a puppy. It’s their choice, their life, and just because they don’t make the same choice you would doesn’t mean it’s the wrong choice.
Buying Experiences is greater than buying Things.
Although we Millennials have less cash than our parents had at their age, we tend to spend more on experiences rather than goods.
Date someone who will snuggle with you on the couch while you watch horror movies.
“Impulse buying is what really ruined my savings. I would see something and HAVE to have it. After all, who knows how long this really cool mug is going to be at this Target? I should get it now!”
In a tremendous act of courage, 17-year-old Milan Bolden- Morris chose to attend her prom wearing a custom gown emblazoned with the photos of Trayvon Martin and others whose deaths gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.
There’s this guy who broke my heart. We don’t talk anymore, but sometimes I send him messages when I get home at 4 a.m. and the room feels like it’s spinning and I am so, so sad for reasons I can’t comprehend. He never texts me back and I convince myself he changed his number.
Sometimes, romance is cleaning up the house when she says she’s going to be home late from work. Sometimes, romance is giving her a massage when she says she’s feeling sore. Sometimes, romance is free.