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I live by myself and pay no rent or mortgage P&I. 23 13.45%
I live by myself and do pay rent or mortgage P&I. 16 9.36%
I live with someone else and we pay no rent or mortgage P&I. 72 42.11%
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Living circumstances

Do you live in a paid off home of your own?

Does your household consist of one person (just you), or do you live with someone else?
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:10 PM   #2
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Yes I live in a paid off home.
I live with my DW & 16 yr old son

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Thankfully, DW, DD(og) and I were paid off in 2007...so I guess we'll get no bailout.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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My 2 20 somethings live with me for nominal rent and chores. Both should successfully launch within the next 24 months into grad school and home ownership. My goals include paying off the last 100K of the mortgage within the next 24 months depending on Mr Markets and my after tax nest-egg.
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Just me and a cat for now, paid off house.
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Oh crap, I forgot about the dog.

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household of 2, plus 2 cats. Still paying a mortgage, though we could write a check today and pay off the house completely. But I guess I am one of those crazy people who prefer to keep paying a mortgage! First, it's a not a house we plan on staying in for ever. And second, I hate the thought of having all that money locked up in such an illiquid asset.
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Wow - are we getting poll crazy these days or what!?

No matter - I usually participate if I can figure out my answer.

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Oh crap, I forgot about the dog.

Love the animation!!! I hate to break this to you, but dogs (and cats) really aren't people. Honest.
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Now if only the dog would forget to cr@p!

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Wow - are we getting poll crazy these days or what!?

No matter - I usually participate if I can figure out my answer.

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I know... two polls!! Will wonders never cease. But I happen to adore polls and thought Rich's poll was a great idea, so I played copycat.

I even put in a category for those who can't figure out their answers, to make it easier for everyone.

I fall in the first category, and so far only 25% of the board is in that category with me. Maybe that's why people think I don't spend much. I don't really feel like I am deprived.
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Two of us live in the family homestead that's been paid off since I was a young'un.
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Love the animation!!! I hate to break this to you, but dogs (and cats) really aren't people. Honest.
Oh no you didn't! My cats definitely think they are people! Honest.
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My partner and I own a paid for house, but we are currently renting a townhouse. It's been on the market since the end of May, we coudn't have picked a worse time to sell. Our lease will be up in March, so we'll have to decide what we are going to do then. We may move back (it's about 35 miles away) and live in it while trying to sell.

I'm sure if we had put it on the market a year earlier it would have sold quickly.
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me, 2 cats, paid for coop apt.

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[my cats would never lower themselves to think they were people. ick! ]
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I share a paid-off house with a friend and 3 dogs.
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:35 PM   #18
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DW & I paid off the mortgage in 2003 at age 38. Argue all you want about the benefits, this was hands down, the best thing we have ever accomplished financially. Currently, our saving (or spending) potential is awesome.
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I'm telling ya. Mine had a good case of diarrhea a couple of weeks ago. Got me up 3 times one night. I guess I should be glad she growled at me and got me up.
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So true! I think my cats think they are FAR superior to any human! In their own mind they are next to godliness! Looks like they haven't yet forgotten the quasi-divine status they held in ancient Egypt!

We often joke that this is not our house. It's the cats' house. We're just here to pay the mortgage and attend to their every need...
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