Yesterday I spent about 2 hours with my girlfriend purchasing her new car (2010 Kia Soul 2u). She had her old car for 9 years and it was looking a little tired and beat up. It was also coming up on needing a few bucks thrown at it for maintenance.
A step into a new vehicle, no matter how inferior it would make me feel owning the older car again, was a wise option to consider. However while zoning in and out of paying attention to the salesman’s pitch I realized something. We work so hard to make our money but work even harder to let ourselves spend it.
My girlfriend could afford the car, my girlfriend liked the car, the car had everything she needed in a new vehicle. But she was still hesitant to buy it.
Most of us have this problem, no matter how much we need or want something we think that the money could be better spent on something else even though we don’t have anything else in mind. Keeping our money is better than spending it, rainy days are coming (what up recession).
Personally I a pretty terrible at spending my money, worse than my gf in fact. Big purchases and me don’t get a long, I start to get headaches and break out in cold sweats.
For example I himmed and hawed about purchasing my playstation3 for about a year before actually pulling the trigger and now I wish I had done it sooner. Sure money was ‘tight’ for a little bit but in the end I got through it and quickly got over the guilty pains I had the day of purchase.
I’m not saying we should all go blow our wads on piles of blow, luxury cars and high priced hookers ala Scott Storch, but if we are just going to sit on our money for a rainy day why the hell do we work so hard?
How have we allowed tiny pieces of paper to dictate our mood and decisions so much? Whoever figured out this whole monetary system screwed up. Everyone is either in debt or deathly afraid of it (I am the latter) and no matter which side of the fence we are on we all live in prisons constructed of dollar signs, decimal points, and smelly paper with old people on it.
I am going to multi task and pay off my visa on work time everything should balance out that way.
Shout out to Lil Zanye for helping me pick the tittle for this.
Lil Zanye – Money stretch