My wife and I make a nice living(too bad I spend it as fast as we make it), but we bought a duplex while she was still in college so we could afford to get out of an apt. but still get a house. Went from paying $675 on an apt, to right at $400 on a mortage. Lived in one side and rented the other. Then we moved to the contry and rent both sides and let the over flow pay some of our mortgage. I like to try and be the jones instead of tryin to keep up with them We don't have a $100+ boat by anymeans but once the trucks and some bills are payed down the yes we will move to a larger boat
Oh, Jay by the way I am 28 and she is younger than I. I have watched my family members either rent houses until their kids have left school or other members file for bankruptcy. We will never go there I'll sell the houses and toys first then work towards it again. I agree with Shane on the book, I read one a few years ago and it make alot of sense. I can't remember the exact title something about a Barber(shane any idea?)but I am going to pick up the one Shane mentioned. If you pay bills off or down use the snowball method, it will work for you!!
You've got your goals, now just get a plan and work for them!!