Some interesting articles I came across...
I've always kind of assumed that my first place would be a condo. They're cheap and it's a lot of people's starter home. However, after reading about how condo fees could effect resell value, I think I'll seriously re-think it. Seriously, paying like $300-$700 on top of my mortgage every month... augh! Well, I have plenty of time to come up with a good down payment for a town house (or a small, small single house) since, in the DC area, housing prices are not expected to go up anytime soon.
I know I should slow down to save money on gas but jeez, it's hard. Besides, considering my commute, I don't think it'll make much difference.
Recall on dog foods! Oh no! Poor puppy... I should email this to my sister and hope she still love the puppy enough to care. Poor puppy.
I don't trust Walmart to change my oil, there's something very very wrong about a $18 oil change. I don't really trust Jiffy Lube all that much either. I should just go to the dealership. It costs more but I feel like they're less likely to fuck up and more likely to care... not sure what I'm basing this on. Good thing my car can go almost 7,500 miles before needing an oil change. My car has a maintenance indicator that tells me when to do what. God bless the little indicator.