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Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Necessity never made a good bargain?

Is anyone doing their own tune ups? When did you start, or why are you not doing any? 

In this post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/791893957843581/ I touched on why it is important to figure on not just the cost of purchasing a vehicle i.e. getting a good deal, but the potential cost of ongoing maintenance, which could translate into an unhealthy need for a stronger commitment to that particular vehicle.

Necessity may be the mother of invention but according to Benjamin Franklin it never makes a good bargain, and I agree.

So my examples in that post are only a snapshot in time and are not meant to advocate everyone go out and buy a Datsun or any particular make and model of car that may no longer fit the parameters.

My point is to illustrate an idea: that a stronger commitment puts you over a barrel financially.

Each and every choice we make has to be carefully weighed with what is it that we are trying to accomplish.

And that brings up another point. I am not a commuter. I have not "commuted" in decades because I've been financially indepent that long. So please forgive me if my posts don't seem relevant to your situation.

I haven't owned a car in almost a decade, but that doesn't mean I'm advocating everyone go without a car. 

I've had it both ways, with multiple cars and vehicles and no vehicles at all. Old vehicles, and brand new vehicles.

So please know that this group is a safe place for you to be where there are no judgements and no condemnations.

Wherever you are in life, please know that I started this group because I have value to offer. The value I offer is based on my personal experience with the subject matter at hand.

If you're not where you would like to be, you're in the right place.
Whether you're a long way off on your goals or almost there, your input and opinions are valuable and appreciated. Thank you for being here.

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