|From the looks of things, I appear to be in some sort of "two steps forward, one step back" scenario. It's really all about timing on when I deposit my funds into the bank, plus the volatile stock market.
My credit card amount would have been lower had I not been involved in an auto accident. I was forced into the curb by someone who didn't see me, causing $3600 in damage to my car. While I'm not at fault and will probably get my deductible back, that's $630 I have to put out in the meantime.
Still looking at houses, although I notice in the daily e-mail reports I get, prices seem to be going down, down, down every day, which I would expect for high-priced Orange County. That puts me in "not any hurry" to go out and buy something. I'm also 75% complete on my "6-month emergency fund" goal, after which I can start pumping money back into the house fund.
Patience is virtue, I say.|