Sunday, October 21, 2007

Can't Buy Me Love

To recap our last two years (just in case new visitors don't have time to read all of the prior pages), we bought apartments in other states and lost about three quarters of a million dollars. When we have the final tally, you'll be the first to know.

So, what does $750,000 buy these days anyway:
  • Ten sports cars

  • A lower middle class home in San Diego (still!)

  • A mansion in Texas

  • $75,000 cash flow per year on a 10% assisted living TIC

  • Landscaping on my friend's property in Fallbrook (wink to CW)

  • One year at an Ivy League college

  • A 15-day cruise to the Bahamas for 100 people in an upper floor cabin with a balcony

  • A diamond encrusted bra

  • Dinners out for eternity

  • A live-in housekeeper for 15 years

  • 10 best friends who like you for your money

  • A yacht

OK, now what CAN"T $750,000 buy:

  • Love

  • Heaven

  • Respect

  • Integrity

  • A devoted husband (I supposed it could buy one for a while, but not for life)

  • Children who think that you are the center of the universe and shower you with flowers that they picked from the garden with stems so little that they don't reach the water in the vase

  • One true friend

  • Self-confidence (although, the plastic surgery it could buy may help to boost this)

  • A big house on an acre in Southern California

  • An awesome blog

I guess we didn't lose much after all.