Why you should not buy a car.|
Why You Should Not Buy a Car
When you get a raise or accumulate some savings, you may find
yourself confronted by an innate instinct of modern civilized men and
The desire to spend money.
It begins simply, by going out to restaurants, then accelerates to
purchasing clothing, electronic gadgets, and since North Americans
have a special fondness for the automobile, you may even buy a "brand
If you're married or ambitious, a few months later your thoughts
eventually turn toward buying your own home. Or a move-up home, if
you are already a homeowner.
Next, you contact a loan officer to get prequalified for a mortgage loan.
You state your desired price and how much you can put down. You
provide your income and may even supply pay stubs and W2 forms.
The loan officer methodically crunches the numbers (by telephone, in
person, or even over the internet).
"If only you didn't have this car payment..."
copyright 2000 by Terry Light and RealEstate ABC, revised 2002Why you should not buy a car