It is finally time for me to put down the car. It has lived a full life accumulating 314,000 miles and has served me well. It rarely required service outside of regular maintenance and only broke down on me twice in 12 years. It will be missed. My wife and I purchased this car with cash when it was three years old with 76,000 on it.
It afforded me 12 glorious years without a car payment. This time allowed us to stay out of debt, build up a good savings account, invest for retirement, pay down our mortgage and just simply have more breathing room in our budget.
We have known the time was approaching for a new car and so we have been putting money aside for it. So despite our car problems, we do not have a money problem. We had a plan and were prepared, so it is not a catastrophe in our lives.
Emergencies will happen. They can show up in the form of cars breaking down, houses needing repairs or doctor bills, but they do happen. It is just part of life. Are you prepared for life? Does your financial situation allow for the curve balls in life? If you are not ready, you can be.
Have a Plan. Put it to work and life won’t catch you in a bad situation.
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My name is Tim Parady and I am 36 years old. I was born in Connecticut, raised in Virginia, had a brief layover in Kansas which led me to Texas where I met my wife and best friend. We just celebrated 145years of marriage.
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78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, with no money in the bank and little knowledge of how to invest for their retirement. You can have a different future. You can win with money and I can show you how.
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