In Kansas City, where Mr. Franklin, 22, grew up, the couple, who have a seven-month-old daughter, bought a house for $134,000. Ms. Franklin, 24, who was raised in San Diego, never imagined she would leave California. Since moving to Kansas City, she has had to get used to tornado warnings and the concept of wind chill.
"But we are always told how lucky we are to be so young and already have what we have," she said, referring to their three-bedroom home. "We realized we had to sacrifice living in California to get that."
A house, space, and a kid at 22 and 24 yrs -- how do you people live like that? Ask yourself: What for? On second thought, for your own sanity, you might not want to ask yourself that question, you might feel a little empty inside if you do -- just continue keeping up with the Joneses.