We bought a tv. 47" tv. with money that I'd saved up. We paid cash. No debt. No hassle. No wondering how I'm gunna pay it off.... so why do i feel like throwing up?
Is it because I was proud of our little 25" tv? "we're not TV people I would say."
Six Hundred Dollars. gone.
Money I could have used to open an IRA for myself.
Or for 5 months membership at the YMCA
Or to pay for Lia to take piano lessons.
Or to buy sports equipment
Toward a new car.
Firestone called me today after checking on a "rubbing sound" Lee was concerned about.
$2000 to repair.
Two Thousand Dollars to repair a 2002 Nissan Altima.
A 2002 Nissan Altima that I spent $1200 in car maintenance last year.
Actually I've spent over $500 in repairs on that car every year that I've had it, if you can imagine that.
The catalytic converter. Alternator. Spark plugs. Breaks. Calipers. Tie Rods. Computer chips. yadda yadda yadda
We decided not to do the repairs.
We will be a 1 car family.
A one car family with a 47" tv.