During the entire month of January, when Mr. MMM was across the country for work, I was at home filling his passenger side, rear tire up with air once a week. It had a nail in it, but I didn’t have time to deal with it with everything else I was taking care of during his absence. Ergo, I made sure to drive his car down to our local gas station every Saturday to pump in some glorious FREE air. But alas, every incredibly annoying act must come to an inevitable end. Conveniently, there is a local car garage right up the street from my place of employment. I recently drove it on in and told them I needed a tire repair. And then it happened.
Who doesn’t love that new car smell? You know the smell I’m talking about. The smell that they’ve perfected and packaged into a little tree ornament that graces all non-new cars to give them back their former glory. Interestingly, Mr. MMM and I have rejected new car ownership. I have never owned a new car and don’t ever plan on it. Mr. MMM, on the other hand, did make the mistake of buying one brand new car in his life. He bought it for himself after graduating college because…wait for it..he deserved it! Ha! Isn’t that always the case? Why do people reward themselves for hard work with debt? Since then, he’s become much more practical and buys his cars cash and effectively drives them into the ground. As do I. But, just for fun, let’s look at how we got here and examine what other people do.
It’s Friday! It’s Friday! That means we get to share some of our favorite financial posts that we found on the interconnected World Wide Web. And here it is, the best of the best, the coolest of the cool, the posts we found share-worthy. Enjoy!
Let me start by saying that inexpensive is a relative term. Inexpensive quickly turns into a ridiculous term when it comes to buying something you didn’t need to buy in the first place. Basically, you’re spending money to save money. Hmmmm…that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, does it? You know, it’s kinda like all the Black Friday sales that encourage you to spend money you weren’t otherwise going to spend by creating an imaginary need and telling you how much money you’ll save by buying something. Hint: Buying stuff does not equate to saving. Ever. If you’re buying something because you can’t bear the thought of not saving money, you have officially failed Frugality 101.