We know I'm a goal oriented person, so I'm always breaking things down, thinking about things in term of what I can do to accomplish them.
So my new goal is a car.
We know that a couple months back I was thinking about a car, and have sort of actively been pursuing one. I was thinking of giving up on the thought of a lease recently and just getting a car and having a few thousand dollar loan on it.
I debated about one of the most popular hybrids on the road, the Pre-us, or a sexy luxury car.
I explored recent graduate incentives for luxury models, and found 1 car company with several great different offers whether I went for a new or used car.
So here's what I discovered. The Preus' hybrid acceleration was whacko. I got over that you just sort of gun the engine, but I guess what drove me crazy even more were the brakes. I did not like the brakes. The brakes felt super spongy and I could just picture myself sliding into someone.
So I explored other models and came to a realization I want a sweet luxury car that is Honduh's high end car maker. I explored new/used prices. I discovered that as much as I like the thought of a new car, it is much more sensible if I want one to buy used, plus it'll come with a 6yr/100k warranty, plus they're about $8k cheaper.
So after talking with my BF and his anti-Honduh stance, he said he knows I will do it if I have a goal in mind. So I'm officially saving a small portion of my check a month for that to be able to go buy a used one in a year or so. And I'll rub it in his face how sexy it is, and he'll tell me how wrong I am.
So my goal is $100 a month for the next 12 months in addition to what I've already been putting aside, which is about $5,000, plus my current car.
I am having a newfound love affair with my current car at the moment.