The next few entries look at creating a positive financial future into the next decade by employing some common sense financial wellness principals.
First let’s consider using someone else’s money for to finance our stuff.
The financial wellness rule of thumb is that borrowing money to make a purchase only makes sense if the commodity to be purchased has a realistic chance of appreciating in value.
In other words, both the lender and the borrower should profit from the transaction. The lender benefits from the interest earned and the borrower’s asset has an opportunity to grow in value beyond the cost of interest paid. While the real estate market has taken a recent short term hit, over the long haul purchasing the right property in the right area has a reasonable potential to achieve this objective.