You misunderstood me… My wife is awesome. I was talking about a lot of other people who are pressured into buying a house because of the wife. We sold our house in Dec 06, and my wife was fine with renting. She doesn’t follow the real estate situation as much as I do, and she was willing to go along with the fact that this is NOT the time to buy a house!
She also shops carefully, and will NOT pay a lot for a lot of things which other women go crazy over. Example, she will buy shoes for 50-60$, my sister will buy 5 pairs of the same shoes for $200 each… She likes nice things, but won’t waste money on stuff….
We don’t feel the need to keep up with anyone… She is so not caught up in lifestyle stuff… Whew…
I’m amazed at the guys who will jump through hoops because their wives are competing with the other wives…. Thats the point of my post!
p.s. My friend’s friend from Orange County sold their 2M house and bought a 3.5M house… 1 year ago. I understand that they are fighting a lot because they put most of their money into it…!