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Taking your advice

April 30th, 2008 at 01:01 pm

Thanks for the advice, y'all. We discussed it last night and decided to keep the Explorer and pay it off asap (including using our tax rebate money on it). His job will be full time but he will work 24 hours and be off for 48 hours, so that is where the every third day thing comes in. We live about 35 miles from where his new job will be and unfortunatly my office is about 2 miles down the street from his fire station so switching out cars on his shift days wouldn't do us any good. It's not that bad for him but I am really packing the miles on my car with having that drive five days a week for going on four years.

Anyway, we are going to get estimates going on the tires and get the mirror fixed asap. I am thinking about going to a local wrecking yard and asking them about the mirror. I don't think it would hurt to start there and see what they can help me with. Used parts have got to be cheaper than brand new.

Regarding TB's new job, he will still be working some hours at his retail job and his salary is more at the fire department so we are excited to get our debts taken care of once and for all.

I think that one of the huge mistakes people make when they make more money is to increase their lifestyle immediately and that is something we have dicussed and decided we are not going to do. Paying off our debt is our first priority with any 'extra' money we make.

3 Responses to “Taking your advice”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Keep us updated on the payoff! We are right where you are in terms of significant raise at work and the desire for a newer van. Both cars paid for, but we have a home equity loan we are going to start attacking first. We also are needing some repairs and tires for our current van.

    Even with high gas's cheaper to drive a paid for car!

  2. Petunia Says:

    Sounds like you came to a good decision that will work for both of you. Good for you for paying off your debts and avoiding a "lifestyle" increase.

  3. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Check that salvage yard for the tires too! We got relatively new ones for CashHappySon's last car there for elcheapo!

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