Thursday, September 8, 2011
Stay Away from Stupid Spending
Don't buy a pool. Pools are on sale now, but don't buy one. They are just time and money wasters. When I moved up to the Hudson Valley, I noticed that the neighbor across the street had an above ground pool. In the two years I lived in the house I never saw him swim in the pool. But I did see him every weekend clean the pool and treat it with chemicals. Even when I get to Florida I don't want to have my own pool. I will find a public pool to use or if I buy a condo, I will get one with a community pool. Also I may be living close enough to the beach to use that for swimming. Pools are a big waste of money and they are also an insurance liability. All you need is some neighborhood kid jumping a fence and drowning in your pool to lose the house in a lawsuit. Why take the risk? If you have teenagers, a pool is an added liability with their little friends and parties when you're not around. Join a gym with a pool if you need to swim. I'm too cheap and lazy to get involved with this kind of stuff. Keep your money. Money in the bank is better than a pool in the backyard. I've seen too many people get into crushing debt for the so called convenience of a pool. Stay away from this kind of spending.