Upgrade…(part 2 of 3)

part #2 in the Men's Health magazine was to preview 2009. I know it's cliche, but it's true:

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail"

The article talked about how the people who are hurting the most right now were those who "didn't have adequate liquidity last year". That is us to a "T". We bought our house a couple years ago and took the advice of a lot of people and stretched to get into it because like most people said, in a couple years you'll be making more money and you'll be able to handle it. 

No one saw 2008 coming and being 100% commission, we felt it…

But, the article reinforces my beliefs that in times of downturn, you should try to scrimp and save and not liquidate valuable assets if you don't have to. That's why instead of selling our house and locking in the loss, although the experience is very humbling, we are renting it out and "community living". 

I believe money is a huge part of each and every one of our lives. honestly, I'm struggling with how much I should share on my blog. It's a very private thing, but I know that a lot of people could learn from our experience. we'll see…

One comment

  1. Bri, you’re so wonderful for being so honest. For sharing, so that others can learn. For not only talking about humility, but actually being that humble man behind the voice. Thanks for being you, and the same to Jacinda. 🙂

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