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I'm very predjudiced. Both intercst and I retired at age 38. He's 43 and I'm almost 42. We did it thru the stockmarket. I abhor real estate. I rent my home.

I don't know about intercst's real estate investments in the past. But my only real estate investment was my own home. I think it was the worse investment I ever made. I dumped it a year before I retired. A lot of income gets spent on one's own home.

"Mortgagitits" is a disease that prevents one from accumulating wealth. My personal rule of thumb is that a person should not spend more than 20% of net monthly income on total housing costs. Most upper middle class families in the USA spend 35 to 40% of their monthly net on their homes. That's why they cringe when the Pizza Hut delivery person brings home a pizza.
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