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Q: At a party, my husband and I announced that we're buying our first house. One of the other guests asked, "How much?" How to respond?

In the age of Google and Zillow, there's no sense being precious about it. But the vague "More than we'd like" will always be true, unless your name is Melinda Gates.
—Faith Salie, host of Bravo's The Approval Matrix

I recommend saying, "Plenty!" and leaving it at that.
—Jack Marshall, president of ProEthics

Don't be afraid to say, "I'm just not comfortable divulging that information." Then be silent. End of story. You shouldn't allow another person to decide how much you reveal.
—Michele Warholic Wetherald, managing director at Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

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