Monthly Archives: November 2013

How much house can I afford to buy?


The article at the link below from MSN.com suggests that one can comfortably buy a house priced up to 6 times their annual salary!

http://realestate.msn.com/what-you-must-earn-to-buy-a-home-in-25-cities-in-2013#10

Good luck using that ball-park figure! It perpetuates the current debt problem haunting today’s U.S. families.

Conventional wisdom for at least a generation (1964ish – 1994ish) was that a home should cost no more than 3 times one’s salary.

One might cite low interest rates as justification for the new 6X figure. But I know I’ve got all I can handle in a house valued at just 2.5 times my salary.

(A parenthetical side benefit to owning a smaller house is the time saved in vacuuming.)

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

  Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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World Class Climbing & Parkour in One Location!


2012 was an exciting year for the outdoor and fitness enthusiasts of Columbus, GA. We got white water sports right here on the Chattahoochee! Watch this video of a good friend of mine SURFING THE CHATTAHOOCHIE!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhHBFnDTCSM

2013 is shaping up to be just as exciting for our active little southern town. Here’s why:

January 10th is the Grand Opening of Columbus’ newest revolution in fitness and movement. LEVEL UP Parkour & Tricking Academy and Treadstone Columbus Climbing Gym are coming together in one incredible facility! This space is an 8000 square foot space dedicated to being a home for athletes of all kinds to learn new movements, and hone their skills and take their sport to the next level! Come and experience the thrill of parkour, tricking and rock climbing!

I know these guys personally & I can only say great things about them. Check out their websites below:

http://www.treadstoneclimbing.com/our-gym/

https://www.facebook.com/LevelUPtrick

You’ve seen it on American Ninja Warrior! The best athletes are climbers and parkour-ers.

Starting in 2013, Columbus-ians will have a first class facility to hone our own Inner-American-Ninja-Warrior.

I’m all in. Are you ready to meet the challenge?

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

  Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

 

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