Tuesday, May 17, 2011

All Accounted For

Jared and I have been debating over a larger car for me. I drive a RAV4, which I have loved every day for the last 6 years. We bought it very used, and it is 11 years old. It just turned over 100,000 miles, and we have never had a single issue with it! However, only 3 kids can fit into it. That is fine for now, because I have 3 kids: Sariah, Emerson, and James. We had to move carseats and booster seats around to make sure everybody fits, and everyone does. Barely.

If we are going to have any more children, or if I am going to bring another daycare child into our home, I will need another car. Probably a mini-van (even thought I DETEST them!). Very functional, practical, better on gas than SUV's, and I love the second-row captains chairs. I don't want kids climbing over seats, etc. At least now now. Teens are a different story. Kind of.

We have decided to wait, save, and pay for something cash when it is absolutely needed. Since it's not an absolute need right now, then we will wait.

We will wait because everyone has a seatbelt.

Even Lambchop and Eeyore. Puppies ride safely on their owner's laps.

Thank you, "Total Money Makeover" for helping me realize that having a car payment is one of the dumbest things I can do, and that saving is more important than a larger car. So, we will save, and pay cash when the "need in the next couple of years" turns into a "need in the next few months."

Read it. It will change your financial life.


Crystal Pistol said...

Hmm. interesting! And smart. I may have to look into this.

Love the dollies in seat belts. My kids like to buckle up their Build-a-Bears. Precious cargo, to be sure!