need to make more money

China
March 31, 2011 6:52am CST
It is really a pressure of buying a house. When you grow-up, you would not like to live with your parents and want to be independent. But when you faced the reality, it is so hard to buy one house of yourself. Especially when you are going to get married, you have to buy a house to start a new family. But you are so young,at the age of about 25, maybe you still need money from your parents. Most of the people here could not afford that. The price of a house is much higher than the salary you got. And you have to save money for many years for a house. It is so depressing. What about that in your country? Does that the same?
9 responses
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
i got pregnant at the age of 20 & got married at the age of 21 =D so early, right? we started out living with my parents for a few weeks and transfer to a for-rent house, after that we live with his family but we had a hard time living with them so we decided to rent a house again. . one day we are offered to look for a house that is rent-to-own. from then we started to pay for the equity while still renting, its so hard because it is so expensive to pay for two houses! but after a year, we finish paying for the equity and become eligible to transfer to our OWN house, & now, because of our hardwork and courage to have our own home, we finally living now at the house we once dreamed of =D hope my story will inspire you that someday you'll have your own too. we transfer to our house 2 years ago, we were 30 years old then
• China
1 Apr 11
Hello, my dear friend. The life of you sounds very happy. Not talking about the house. I mean you and your husband are very happy together. I admired you. :) To tell the truth, once I was pregnant before, but my boyfriend and his family won't allow him to marry me. Because in our tradition, it is not good for a boy to get married in his calendar year. I was so sad about that. And since then, my parents don't like him as before for he can not take his responsibity to marry a girl, especially I was pregnant almost 5 monthes at that moment. Right now, we are struggling our relationship as lovers. So sad.
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
yes we are so happy right now. we also experience hard times in our relationship, and i believe every relationship go through it. but the thing is that we just hold on to each other, talk things out, (communication is one of the best advice ill give you, never loose communication with each other) and put God in the center of our relationship. dont loose hope, just pray that hopefully someday, everything will be okay with both of you. wish you good luck in your relationship!
31 Mar 11
Yeah.. gag buang You know,In Indonesia even 40 can't buy a single House (cuman bisanya nyewa ajah) I think, the best way to make money fast ke Dukun ajah oke ^_^
• Indonesia
31 Mar 11
Hi Dwayne, It's not allowed to speak other languages here except english, i'm new in Mylot as same as you, and i'm Indonesian as well.
• China
1 Apr 11
Hello,my friend. Could you tell me that Indonesian words meaning? thank you
@kinjalk (192)
• United States
31 Mar 11
Yep its same here as well. I am only child and was living with my parents till I got married. Once married we saved some money and bought our house. Its a struggle with all the payments and bills but we manage it somehow. We dont get to do much other than enjoy the house. :-) There is always some work to be done at the house, all the money goes towards the house and no money left to have fun. BUt atleast we have our house :-)
• Indonesia
31 Mar 11
I agree with you kinjalk, i'm pulling back my self not to buy any unimportant thing like clothes, gadget. It's a bit sad when i see my friend bought new things, but i'm happy at least i have a house, own house.
@picjim (3003)
• India
1 Apr 11
I feel its difficult to buy a house at age 25 here in India where i live.The person must be extremely well qualified or been in business since a young age or inherited money,to buy at the age you've mentioned.The younger generation with a higher opening salary could possibly buy.But 25 or so years ago when i entered the job market very few could buy a house in the beginning of their career.The well paid and qualified ones could at best afford an apartment.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
It's good that an early age you seems to have plans for your future. Here in our country we have housing loans that can be availed by people who would want to own a house and it is made payable for around twenty years. I guess, it is more practical than renting an apartment.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
1 Apr 11
It's the same in Indonesia and I believe every else, too. House prices are getting more and more unaffordable. What we do in Indonesia is we apply a credit with a bank so we can pay the house monthly. Of course the loan will only be approved if we have at least 30% cash for the house and we have sufficient funds monthly to pay the credit.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
31 Mar 11
My cousin recently purchased a foreclosed house of his own. Without an abundant down payment, he has struggled day by day to keep up with the monthly payment. I want to get a house of my own too, but currently I am struggling with my debt. A credit card debt, and a personal loan from a credit union, also a debt from business. I wish that I can get rid all of them the same time, to relief the burden on my shoulder.
• Indonesia
31 Mar 11
Buy a house is one of my dream, in my country when we married usually the women will stay with husband family or if husband has another house separate with his parent, women will stay with husband, definitely the husband nee to be rich enough. Last year i managed to bought small house (2 bedroom, 1 living room, kitchen and small garden), which i bought for investment not for living as i work in out of my country. For the down payment i saved money for 2 years, and after that i need to pay monthly for 5 years, but i'm pretty sure i will finish it in2 or 3 years, finger crossed! As you said, the house price is really high and i would not be able to buy if i work in my country, because the salary is very low!
• Philippines
31 Mar 11
Definitely. I'm 26 as of the moment and I still couldn't afford buying a decent house. It might take years for me to be able to save enough money just to buy a lot and have my dream house built. I also need to earn more money that's why I work overtime and I try to see other opportunities I could get just to be able to earn a decent enough money for my daily expenses and hopefully for my future use.