I've been rocking over at Idea Offer but 15 bucks ain't gonna get me in a place of my own. I currently rent a room from a 67 year old lady. She's pretty damn cool but everyone likes having their own space. Since I can't remember where I have shared what, I'll just mention here that I managed to pre-qualify for up to a 55k mortgage.
The big problem is that by the time I find a place in my price range, the bank will see that this years income isn't going to be nearly as good as it once was... just 2 months ago. And if y'all haven't noticed it yet, 50,000 bucks won't get you a cardboard box in most parts of the country. I've given up on a house and the extra costs for just insurance and inspections makes a "mobile home" a poor idea. That just leaves 1/2 a duplex...maybe. Yes, in Florida you can buy a piece of a home. That means praying you don't have to take your neighbors "gator fishing".(Rumors are, the bait doesn't have much fun!)
This might seem like a small dream to a lot of you. Consider the fact that I haven't had a place (without sharing at least the bath and kitchen) of my own in over 15 years. I'll be 49 this month. Can you see why it's really starting to matter to me? The sad part is that I'll have to rent out the second bedroom to actually afford the place. Thank goodness that I'll be in charge of the space. It's been awhile.
I know there are ways to monetize these sites. You can see the google ads I've dropped in here. So far I'm up to a whopping $1.70 in my adsense account. I'll try not to spend it all on booze and hookers! Actually, you can not even access it until the total tops 100 bucks so that shouldn't kick in before social security does! By that time I'll be lucky if it'll pay for Viagra and porn.
Well that's todays' ramblings. Hope every day gets a little better for you and you find contentment in the little things.