Frugal teen buys house with 4-H winnings | The Columbus Dispatch

Lindsay Binegar bought this Greenfield house with her $40,000 savings, which she started building at age 4 with $100 she won showing a hog. Full Story
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lisa

Chillicothe, OH

#1 May 17, 2010
What A great story about a great girl!!!!. So nice to hear something about a teenage that inspires people instead of about one of them shooting someone or selling drugs, Maybe her parents could become foster parents people like that is what the world needs more of.

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great story

Dublin, OH

#2 May 17, 2010
But someone should tell her she never really buys a house. She just pays money for it and then rents it from the government by paying property taxes until she sells it to the next renter from the government.

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Yoyo

Hilliard, OH

#3 May 17, 2010
Where can I find a girl like that?:)
Belinda

Columbus, OH

#5 May 17, 2010
Wonderful story, wonderful parents, wonderful girl!!!
Angry Young American

Circleville, OH

#6 May 17, 2010
Nothing to say, except she's an obvious Uebermensch. Why couldn't we all have been that focused and disciplined when we were her age?
Concerned

Grove City, OH

#7 May 17, 2010
This young lady can be so pleased with her accomplishments. It is so good to see a teenager (especially) excel in doing something positive. Her parents should be so proud of raising a daughter who has listened & learned. Good job family!
Kellerman

Dayton, OH

#8 May 17, 2010
This is what good parenting can do. The best to this young lady and may all roads lead you in the right direction.

Since: Feb 10

Powell, OH

#9 May 17, 2010
Great story!
TSOfan

Dallas, NC

#10 May 17, 2010
4H is such a positive influence on our kids and young teens. Too bad it is being slashed by our legislators and in local levy issues. The next generation is going to miss out.

A former 4H'er
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#11 May 17, 2010
A good story about a great girl!
T J G

Elizabeth, NJ

#12 May 17, 2010
Congratulations to Lindsay.
Northern Lass

Cleveland, OH

#13 May 17, 2010
Great job Lindsay!

Don't you wish all our teens were as ambitious, responsible and focused as she?
Telmark

Chico, CA

#14 May 17, 2010
TSOfan wrote:
4H is such a positive influence on our kids and young teens. Too bad it is being slashed by our legislators and in local levy issues. The next generation is going to miss out.
A former 4H'er
This article is a refreshing change from the ridiculous MSM "no money down/ARM/HELOC" sob stories we see so much of these days.

Since: Feb 10

SE Ohio

#15 May 17, 2010
OMG! OMG! A TEENAGER! Hey Dispatch, there's a better word for people aged 18-10: adult.

When you write about 18-19 year old military service members, do you call them "teens?"

It may be technically correct, but words mean things, and calling someone leads to certain preconceptions.

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Paul

Manchester, TN

#16 May 17, 2010
great story wrote:
But someone should tell her she never really buys a house. She just pays money for it and then rents it from the government by paying property taxes until she sells it to the next renter from the government.
Hey Eeyore, don't cloud a great story.

Congratulations to Lindsay and especially her parents!! I love stories like this in the paper.
Dogtown

Bensalem, PA

#17 May 17, 2010
Hope she can spread this message to other young adults and teens so they can follow her lead. Write a book, visit schools, etc.

There's more than just frugality working here...incredible maturity, temperament, emotional intelligence, great parents, and on and on.

Great lesson for our young people...
Sarah

Westerville, OH

#18 May 17, 2010
As a 31 year old who just moved in with her parents due to be finacially irresponsible, I think this girl is amazing. I wish I would have been as smart as her at her age!
Paul

Manchester, TN

#20 May 17, 2010
Dogtown wrote:
Hope she can spread this message to other young adults and teens so they can follow her lead. Write a book, visit schools, etc.
There's more than just frugality working here...incredible maturity, temperament, emotional intelligence, great parents, and on and on.
Great lesson for our young people...
Especilly patience! That is what is lacking in a lot of people, especially our young ones. In this instant society that we have become, it is great to hear of one who could leave money in a bank, until actually putting it to good use.
History major

Columbus, OH

#21 May 17, 2010
great story wrote:
But someone should tell her she never really buys a house. She just pays money for it and then rents it from the government by paying property taxes until she sells it to the next renter from the government.
Wow, you're really a loser aren't you? Gee, no one likes paying taxes, but she will be paying property taxes on a house. Taxes that will support the community she loves, including the very public schools where she was educated and hopes to teach some day, and the emergency medical services that protect her, and the cost of roads and cemetery upkeep, etc. You apparently think all of those things should be free? Or how do you suggest they be paid for. Quit griping and have some community pride like this young woman. We'd all be better with a world full of people like her.

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Weemz

Columbus, OH

#23 May 17, 2010
Congratulations to a wonderful role model of the next generation! Responsibility does pay off.

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