My wife and I are trying to buy a house in the Bay Area and the numbers are so big that it just feels like Monopoly money. Like Jon Acuff says in this post (#2), as we are going to open houses and meeting with our realtor, I keep find myself wondering when the adults are going to show up and make the real decisions.
Growing up in an affluent Chinese family, there was never a need to talk numbers. Though my parents are helping us out quite a bit, they just gave me a rundown of our financial history. Talk about a bubble burst.