Can giving up the small things get you into a house quicker?

Found this article and thought it was interesting in a whimsical sort of way.  Many of us scraping by, living in a rental, believe it may be FOREVER before we could ever gather enough money to put a down payment on a house.  But can the money be gathered more quickly if we gave up the small things that we enjoy day in and day out?  Good question to ponder…AND see if it is realistic, and worth it, to cut back our small pleasures in order to buy your first home.

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