Quoted from Shane300zx:
I must say careful planning is in order. Im 30 one house paid for and buying a second house own a BMW and have another child on the way. Im not rich or loaded but i manage my money well. Wife has a good job at the hospital and i own a snow removal business and farm about 4k acres. Not trying to turn this into an argument or a pissing match but blaming a child for lack of pin collection is just harsh man.
I don't think the original poster was blaming the child for a lack of pin collection, although I certainly was. I'm 37, can't dream of ever owning a home due to the market here, but I can afford a car and pinball because I don't have a family, that's the reality of my situation and choices based on it. You can afford a family and a pin collection, that's the reality of your situation, but his situation may be that he can afford a family /or/ a pin collection. You pays your money and you takes your choice. Children are a choice - one that some people choose and some people don't, some can afford and some can't like anything else. Money only goes so far depending on how much you have.
And that's life.