I really enjoy Suze Orman. This weekend I watched many of her episodes on owning a piece of real estate. I can't wait to own my home. One day. In the meantime, I'm actually having fun with savings....it is a great feeling to see you savings account and investments grow. Not so great to scale back on shopping. Bridge handbag instead of luxury, less pairs of shoes (with more maintance so make them last longer.) Which brings me to a quick tip. Before you wear a pair of shoes for the first time, have the shoemaker put a rubber sole on the bottom. While this could cost around $25.00 it is so worth it. I walk to work (yes, in heels) and they still have lasted 3 years and counting!