This is a blog centered around becoming debt free and personal finance. I hope that it provides people, like myself, encouragement for breaking the chains of debt to live a better life.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I really do not like cars
We took our car into the shop the other day and found out we have to replace the catalytic converter, $400. And, we have to buy two new front tires, $250. Why do these things have to be so expensive? We just spent $600 on it in September. Now, two months later, we have to spend another $650. Then, he started saying the new car phrase. It has got me a little scared. We sold our other car because this one was supposed to last us to at least 200,000 miles (@ 119,000 now). There is no way we can accrue more debt, especially a car payment. We have been working so hard. We will start to put a little money into a fund each month and pay cash for a piece of junk car to avoid going into debt. However, this should still be a couple years away. We do not have to replace the converter yet, but he said it will be within a year or two. So, it is something we have to start accounting for.
I am really looking forward to the week off coming up. I feel like I am running myself into the ground. Thank goodness for Thanksgiving!