In the tiny bubble of our home, my husband and I do really well at keeping from comparing ourselves to other families financially and know that we’re doing a pretty great job right now. We’re debt free except the house, have extra income above our mandatory needs, and a plan to start killing the house debt.
My brother in law was talking last night about the ATV he’s having custom built for him and it’s going to be worth nearly triple what both our decade old cars are even worth put together. He and his girlfriend are both blessed with wonderful incomes and the payments on it aren’t going to really even be a blip on the radar for them.
I’m happy they get do to things like this. I really am. I’m really not even judging either.
I kind of shut down the conversation in my mind when the numbers got ridiculous ($12,000 per axle…?!) but I really had to remind myself that we’re in this for the long game. We’re not going to finance toys like that and having payments on things isn’t worth it to us anymore.
I shot off another email this morning to see about having our house refinanced into a 15 year mortgage to pay it off quicker. (The last time I tried, the government shut down.)
We’re never going to have an income living in this area that makes that brother in law jealous but a paid off mortgage by the time we’re 40 or less sounds like a good enough goal to get me out of this tiny jealous slump.
It’s time to crank up those financial goals again. Do you have anything big in the works for 2014?