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The Great PCS Book Giveaway #4


Wow!  Things have been so busy here at The Paycheck Chronicles that there has hardly been space to squeeze in these book giveaways.  Today's contest is for a copy of Shocked, Appalled and Dismayed! How To Write Letters of Complaint That Get Results.  The title is pretty self-explanatory and it's got good tips and samples inside.

The question of the day:  Do you rent your home or do you own it?  Why did you make that choice?  Would you choose differently if you had the chance?

Here's my answer:  We own the house we currently live in, but we'll rent (or living in housing) when we move this month.  We bought here because it seemed like a smart move, and it has mostly worked out.  I like knowing that my kids can stay in the same school and there is no fear of losing our lease and having to move.  I hate it when things need to be fixed, and with a fifty year old house, things always need to be fixed.  It is expensive and inconvenient and I love being able to call a landlord or housing and saying "Come fix my broken stuff."  If I had the chance to do it over again, I think I would buy again, but perhaps a different house.  I didn't thoroughly anticipate how our family's needs would change over the last six and and a half years.  When we moved in, our kids were 5, 4, 2 and 1.  Now they are 12, 10, 9 and 7  and while this is still a great house, it works differently for us now than it did when we bought it.

Same rules:  the contest is open for five days and will end at noon on Wednesday, June 9th.  Winner will be chosen by random number generator from appropriate comments.  Thanks for playing!

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