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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

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I never said I made $500k a year. I said we made 4-5 times what an Overland costs a year. I also said my payments for what I planned to put down would be about $1000 a month or around 1/11th of our take home salary per month. Regardless of the fact that we make over $200k a year, I hardly think that allows me to look at $50,000 like it is chump change. We have only been around this salary range for the past 2-3 years. We don't have any debt aside from our mortgage, but we have been concentrating on that the last few years, so our retirement planning could be a lot better. We are only in our early 30s though, so we hopefully have plenty of time to invest. I don't think there is anything wrong with driving a 12 year old car, regardless of what we make a year. It saves me that much more a month in car payments. Like I said, I really want a GC and will probably pull the trigger sometime in the next few months to possibly a year or two out. Like I think I mentioned, I was just curious how people justified spending so much money on a new car, because $50,000 is a lot of money.
You are 100% correct on all counts. You should buy a cheaper car. I wish I had spent less on cars and the like when I was younger, and invested more. (And yet here I am, getting ready to spend more on a car...)
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:38 PM
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

Balderic said, and I quote-"I was just curious how people justify spending blah blah blah" ok so it's not an exact quote....but it's right there, for anyone to read in plain English. How is that being overlooked?

I never saw anything in any of his posts asking for financial advice.

He wanted to know how we justify the purchase. US! Get it?

A lot of over zealous wanna be financial advisers took it upon themselves to tell him how to spend his money. Annoying at first, now just boring. It's like eating a dried biscuit. Get it?

I think the proper response to his post would've been to explain how we all decided to buy. US! Get it?

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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

I've got to vote this the stupidest thread still active on this forum.
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That's probably true.


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I've got to vote this the stupidest thread still active on this forum.
I think this one might be

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I've got to vote this the stupidest thread still active on this forum.
I gotta throw a challenge flag on that one lol
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I've got to vote this the stupidest thread still active on this forum.
Which is why the OP stopped posting on page 3. All the regular crap starters and trolls see an active thread and decide it's fair game to jump in and play.

That's why I have handy dandy, delete, lock and move to flammables buttons. Likely going to use one of those soon.
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

I'm part of the problem. I admit.


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Which is why the OP stopped posting on page 3. All the regular crap starters and trolls see an active thread and decide it's fair game to jump in and play.

That's why I have handy dandy, delete, lock and move to flammables buttons. Likely going to use one of those soon.
oooh maybe I should read the thread then lol
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oooh maybe I should read the thread then lol
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:49 PM
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If you read the original post, it is not about a Jeep, nor is it about financing. It is about the posters hang up about spending money.

I always figured it is easy to die rich, just save all you earn. But, life can be a lot more fun if you plan to spend your last dollar on the day you die.

Somewhere in between is the compromise we chose. It's a decision every individual (or family) needs to make for themselves. I don't think a consensus on the internet is the best tool, but I'm old school.



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Old 06-13-2014, 08:57 PM
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So I just deleted all the non Jeep, non topic, non essential, nonsense from the thread...which was a lot of posts. Lets try to keep it somewhat on topic if possible. The thread is so riveting and informative I didn't want to chance it going flammable on me.

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