|February was another grand month for the stock market. My retirement funds are already up 10% for the year. I'd take that for a full year gain, if that was a guarantee. Are bigger and better things to come in 2012, or will the "sell in May and go away" mantra take over?
I've decided to buy a house in October. I was surfing online and decided to check the rent at my current apartment. It turns out it will be going up $67 a month, and they might increase that again by the time I would be renewing in October.
I can get a $120,000 30 year loan (4%) + property tax and pay the same as what I am paying for rent. I can't wait to get a house! $150,000 will buy you a decent 3 bedroom house in a good neighborhood in the Dayton, OH area.
December 31, 2012 goals:
Cash/house down payment >= $103422
Roth IRA >= $16500 -- Done!
Retirement >= $85000
Networth >= $210000
Debt <=$80,000 (house="" debt="" only)="" ohio="" state="" football="" championship="Impossible" :(="">=$80,000>|