Suze Orman: How to Ultimately Afford Your Dream Home
The money expert shares the essential steps to buying your own place—and knowing when the time is right.
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Even the most clear-eyed dream takes money. And money is typically what
keeps us from converting dreams to reality. If you really want to change your
housing situation, you need to commit to saving, and that demands patience as
well as discipline. Depending on your current financial situation and the scope
of what you want, saving enough for a down payment may take a few years.
But remember: Your dream starts coming true the minute you commit to socking away money. Every month you put something aside, spending less in order to save more, puts you a month closer to the dream. One benefit of the rise in interest rates is that your savings can earn more. Check out the deals offered by online banks that have high-yield savings accounts.