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Re: Can I afford a $1M house?

I want to respond to this. I posted a similar question a couple of years ago and got a variety of responses. We bought thehouse and since that time we both have gotten raises (with salary going up), the house has apprecited in value, and we are so happy to have the extra room as it allows us to have...
by Chitownlady
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I afford a $1M house?
Replies: 74
Views: 7975

Re: Reaching Severe Burnout - Can I Scale Back Career?

I really relate to your post. I was in a similar position at about your age--I was in BIGLAW and the hours were brutal. I will tell you what I did and what I wish I had done. What I did : Left BIGLAW for a nonprofit (what I thought was my dream job). Hours were much much less, and I took a huge pay ...
by Chitownlady
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:48 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Reaching Severe Burnout - Can I Scale Back Career?
Replies: 50
Views: 6655

Re: Going without a pre-nup?

pre-nups always seemed like a negative way to start a marriage to me. if you are this negative about the permancy of your coupling I would not get married. i think both of you need to do this for life or not at all. just sayin... I agree. I personally think marriage is the second largest decision a...
by Chitownlady
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Going without a pre-nup?
Replies: 255
Views: 14094

Re: Affording stay at home parent

What does your wife want to do? What do you want? Is what you want worth delaying your retirement / having less in retirement? No one can answer these questions for you. As an aside, as a woman who has chosen to work (could have been a SAHM but do not want to), I find the.fluffy.bunny's response pre...
by Chitownlady
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Affording stay at home parent
Replies: 74
Views: 7792

Re: Would you buy this house?

Thank you for the thoughtful responses everyone. We have two children and have been / will be putting in $10k per year for each (grandparent gift). This is obviously not a guaranteed thing, but there is already a sizable chunk in each. The au pair would save us about $700 per month but more importan...
by Chitownlady
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you buy this house?
Replies: 26
Views: 2318

Would you buy this house?

We live in a high cost city (Chicago). I am 34 my husband is 36. We found a house in a good public zone that would allw us to have an au pair, which would save us In child costs and fit well for our family. Our HHI is $285k excluding bonuses. The house is $865k. We would put 20% down. After the down...
by Chitownlady
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you buy this house?
Replies: 26
Views: 2318

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