How To Afford Expensive Things

expensive cars

On another finance site that I frequent, a poster asked for tips on how to afford an expensive car without incurring super-huge payments. She wanted to know if there were any “out of the box” ways to magically afford such an item. Bottom line: She wanted a car that her income couldn’t comfortably cover and she was hoping that there was some magic bullet that would enable her to afford such a thing.

Of course, it wasn’t long before the other posters jumped all over her and, in a way, rightfully so. That post was indicative of what has gone wrong in many people’s financial perspectives. Many people feel entitled to own anything, no matter how expensive or out of

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5 Responses to How To Afford Expensive Things

  1. Nika says:

    There are sometimes shortcuts to affording something expensive –vacations for example. One can stay with friends, get hotel for free with rewards, same goes for free or reduced airfare, buy tickets/passes for something in bulk and sell the rest… stuff like that.

    So it can be a valid question for some things.

  2. Frügal says:

    So… No one suggested marrying a wealthy person…?

  3. J Marie says:

    I agree with the last item – buy second hand. My husband purchased the car of his dreams recently. It was a few years old, in good condition, with all the bells and whistles, but it was about half the price of the brand new car. Once you drive that car for a few month;s its not new anymore anyway!

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  5. tweetybird says:

    Lollllllllllllllllllllll

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