Originally Posted by Tr1cK
A low house payment is a thing relative to what you buy and where you live. Cost of living varies across the country. What I can get in VA for $100k can't be had around NYC for $500k.
Also, new cars are somewhat of a commodity. I've owned many older cars that were cheap, but by the time I put work into fixing and maintaining them, they cost about as much as a new one. Also, warranty can go a long ways where as without one, you could possibly be screwed if something major happens.
If you're content living the way you are, more power to you, but some of us strive for more and better.
very true my friend, but what's better and more to one guy is different to another. i, on no way, felel that a better car or bigger house is better for me. to me, better means making my family more secure by managing my money better, like cutting expenses.