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How I Bought A House At 19 While Making $24k

It’s extremely difficult to get through life without comparing yourself to other people, or measuring how much of an “adult” you are by whatever milestones you’ve hit. Things like going to college, finding a partner, settling into your career, buying property, having kids — it’s so tough not to feel like we’re supposed to do each of these things by a certain age. But guess what? Our decisions are entirely our own. If you want to go after a non-traditional career, be single by choice, or stay a lifelong renter, that’s entirely your prerogative.

But it may often be the case that we don’t aim for certain milestones because we don’t think they’re accessible to us. Case in point: home ownership seems like a pipe dream for many young people in this country. But, if you do some research and put in some planning, it may be a more achievable goal than you think. On the most recent episode of The Lifestyle Fix, Tasha walks us through how she bought her first home at a super young age, while only making $24,000 a year. Of course, she had some options available to her that wouldn’t apply to everyone, such as a VA loan thanks to her service in the armed forces. But there are also options for other first-time homebuyers, and she has a lot of great information that could apply to others aiming for the property ownership life. Head over to the TFD YouTube channel to check out the full video!

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