Posted by Cathy F. on July 7, 2006, 5:38 pm
Okay - got it; thanks. ;-)
Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on July 7, 2006, 8:44 pm
Your answer confirms what I thought when I read thru your list of questions.
Obviously your home has been your largest purchase (unless maybe it was
willed to you), but all told, the cost of all your vehicles has been a tidy
some. Now, is it possible you've done as much as you could to make your home
as energy efficient as possible, and buying or thinking of buying a Prius is
heading you in that same direction?
Posted by Cathy F. on July 7, 2006, 8:57 pm
Some method to the madness. IMO, you should've stated this before.
(unless maybe it was
Ha!, I *wish*!
but all told, the cost of all your vehicles has been a tidy
Now, is it possible you've done as much as you could to make your home
and buying or thinking of buying a Prius is
Posted by Bill on July 7, 2006, 10:34 pm
I've made car payments my entire life and have paid cash for every car I've
owned. I made those payments to myself, of course, so every now and then a
car was free. Do the math.
Posted by Davoud on July 8, 2006, 12:43 am
Ditto. Though I borrowed money from a CU for my /first/ new car 36
years ago. I also had to borrow a bit from myself last year when I
bought my Avalon because I was not due for a new car for another couple
of years, and because the top-end Avalon cost more than I had expected
to spend (worth every penny.) My 12-year-old Accord did not know that
it was not due for replacement, however, and it became problematical.
For my Prius I borrowed from myself again, because the purchase was
waaay out-of-cycle (whimsy) but it was a relatively small loan and I
was able to pay myself off quickly.
This system does not require wealth (as my example shows!) but it
requires discipline. I make payments to my accounts as strictly as I
would if a bank was threatening to send the repo man. I have not yet
had to repossess one of my own cars...
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