The fiancee and I are planning our future. A wedding. The wedding budget is right on track at $10,000. I’m not a super crazy bride about this whole wedding thing. I refuse to spend that much money on 1 day of my life. It’s unfathomable and I just can’t do it. In fact I’m always trying to find ways to chip off more money and put it towards something else. Does really have to cost us $10 grand to say “i, do ” sigh and then give kisses in front of everyone?!?
Well today, $10,000 sounds like nothing compared to what I just told the Realtor we were offering to pay for a house. Yep, we put in an offer on a house. I’ve done this before. I bought a townhouse when I lived in Chicago. I know how this works, and I know it’s an investment, but I’m still in disbelief that I uttered the words: “We are offering one hundred and ten thousand dollars.” Which, like I said in some places, that would be a down payment. But in ho-dunk Wisconsin, that’s just how it is. The thought of just holding that check makes me think of all the stupid things that I could get for amount.
So curiously, I searched for what else costs that much money. Here’s what I came up with:
A suite to the U.S.T.A. Arther Ashe Stadium (which is a little more than Boston Red Sox suites cost for 81-game season), but Arther Ashe requires suite holders to purchase an additional $24,000 in food….hmmm. I think I’ll pass. That sounds as exciting as watching paint dry while spening an afternoon with the houty-touty eating rice cakes.
One stock of Berkshire Hathaway, a class A stock. My response: WTF is Berkshire Hathaway and why would I want 1 stock. Will they guarantee a 500% return? If I wanted to invest in my future I’d start buying lottery tickets a $1 a piece.
Maybe one of these, just because I can….
I saw these in real life, true story. Although if I really wanted to buy one of these it might be important to have a garage to put them in, and maybe a house in the Southern California section of the universe.
But clearly all these things are just things. A house is an investment, right?!?! ah, we’ll see. Honestly I rather live in a tent and travel around the globe a few times, and maybe making myself a nest in the sand of a tropical beach for the winter months. But a house with walls wouldn’t be so bad.