By Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch
‘We are now expecting our first child, which just adds to our financial responsibilities. I know I sound like an ass. Please help me see the light’
My wife and I purchased a home a year ago. I believe we overpaid by 20%, but the appraisal matched what we paid. I do not like the house. It is attached. There is noise pollution, and I don’t think the neighborhood is the safest. We spent most of our savings on the down payment, and the rest we invested in her business and a little in stocks.
The process of getting the house was rushed because, at the time, my wife and I were living with my parents in their house to save money. After a year of living there, my wife was adamant in moving out as soon as possible. We were looking for a