Jeanine Gurley wrote:
We all need to have the tools that benefit our particular situation and not worry about what the crowd thinks we should be doing.
Brent Rickenbacker wrote:Man, I just got my vehicle tax bill and I think I have seen the light about vehicle ownership. People look at a car payment and say "Oh that's not bad"... But you really have to ask yourself "What is this car really costing me each month?".
[Car Payment] + [Monthly Insurance Cost] + [Vehicle Tax Amount \ 12] + [Yearly Vehicle Registration Cost \ 12] + [Inspection \ 12] + (Yearly Maintenance Costs \ 12) + [Fuel Cost] + [Yearly Oil & Fluid Change Cost \ 12] = Actual Monthly Payment
A car gets you from one place to another. Thats IT! People confuse transportation with status \ identity... A costly mistake! A driveway full of vehicles is a guaranteed path to financial woes. The corporations and governments are thriving on the money they make from your vehicle ownership. Investing it a vehicle is like throwing your cash into an incinerator. Sure, transportation is a necessary evil, but you have to gauge how much evil you are willing to tolerate and understand that when you sign your name on the dotted line you are agreeing to labor for years and years to pay for something. You might be able to buy something much cheaper that will get the job done just as well.
Kristine Walker wrote:that is exactly why I don't drive and I wonder why so many people are so dependant on their vehicles. i walk everywhere i go, unless it is too far and i have no choice then i'll take the bus or get a ride from someone. i am planning on getting a snowmobile for winter this year, so that i can get more at the grocery store and just for convenience because it is a good 40 minute walk in the snow, but i could probably do it in ten on a skidoo.