Originally Posted by dbarabians
Alright Faceman I am going to have to go and post something political just so we start disagreeing again.
I am with you Faceman.
I know more than a few people that make very good money but they spend every dime of it to impress others.
I would rather have money in the bank and no debt than to worry about how I'm going to pay for the new car I buy every year.
Pay yourself first. Put something to the side for a rainy day. Shalom
Goodness dbarabians! I just bought a slightly used vehicle this year to replace the 16 year old Jeep I had been driving for 14 years. I tend to maintain my vehicles and pretty much drive them until I reach the point of when the maintenance will start costing me. But, I thank people like you, for without you, I would not have my wonderful "new" used vehicle!
To the Op, like what most have said, budget! I am always asking myself if it is a "want" or a "need". If a need then I evaluate how to attain at the best price. I , like many here, like to have a savings account. Lets me sleep easier at night. Of course, that means saying NO to myself over many things. But what's truly important to me aren't things. It's family, friends and my "ponahs".