OK first off let me apologize, I know that for most people this is not a real problem. Its not life of death, and no one will die regardless of what I choose... But I am scared and not sure what to do...
I can't really turn to family without getting judged, so I figured I could just vent here. (EDIT - to be fair not my whole family)
I have been looking for a house on and off for a few years now. Currently, I rent a three story town house, but with my back, hip and knee problems I need to get away from stairs.
Finding the required space for "MB" and I, in a layout that works has not been easy. I think I found something today. The layout is fantastic, all the room we need and then some.
So, hey idiot what is the problem....(I imagine you yelling at me, some louder than others, you know who you are ;-) )
It is at the very top of my price range, and would literally double what I am currently paying a month. I think I could do it, but am terrified about it. I work a contract position, which means it could go away. Currently the contract is supposed to be through 2016 but I have seen contracts end with almost no notice.
God, Goddess and whomever willing I would be able to find another contract. But if I spend money I could be putting in savings then what happens if it takes weeks or even months. What do I do if I take money that I could be putting away in case something happens...
Do I take a leap of faith, and go for the house?
Do I play it safe, and keep looking for a house that will be less perfect for us but more affordable? Even though I have not found it after years of looking?
I just don't know what to do...Do I jump in the water, or stay safe on the dock?
Have you ever had to make a decision that had you this confused, or scared? How did you decided?
Did it work out, or did you regret it later?