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Buying a Used Car: Why Older is Better

Buying a Used Car: Why Older is Better

This past week, I announced that I got a new job. The job comes with a lot of potential advancement in addition to it being a direct application of my unique skill set. This is not to mention the slight pay increase as well. In many ways, it was a ‘no-brainer’ for me to accept the new job. One of the few downsides to accepting this position is that it meant that I could no longer take the train to work. Taking the train to my old job was in no way enjoyable. The walk through the snow, rain, and cold during the winters challenged my resolve to be a one-car-family almost every day. But, as I have come to find out, it was much more affordable to take the train than to own a second car. Continue Reading

Buying a Second Car

Buying a Second Car

As winter season approaches (or is already here) and I make the morning commute on the train, I can’t help but think about buying a second car. I am definitely a frugal person (mainly because I make less than some of the high paying jobs without a college degree), but I just can’t help thinking about the luxury of driving to work when it is 20 degrees outside. In fact, as I was walking to work while it was 28 degrees outside, I could see people in their warm cars, some even sipping hot coffee. Little did they know I was secretly wishing they would give me a ride (as I am sure many of them also work at my employer). We already have one reliable car and it’s not everyday that you can find great deals for new cars, so it is always a struggle when I think about buying a second one. Continue Reading