Monday, September 3, 2018
Thinking about money
Recently (yesterday), this old man was considering the addition of a new car to the fleet, along with a new debt. A 2018 Camry to lend more detail. Rationalizing the reasons why it would be a 'good' idea is easy.
The killer is that debt.
I have grown allergic to debt. It started when I was married to a woman who would happily spend, not only only every cent we had, but every future cent she could find a way to borrow against.
I walked away from that many years ago, and took with me an overpowering allergy to debt. My credit rating, a parting gift of hers, is low enough to require a new rating system.... and I am okay with that. I'd rather eat rice and beans for years than borrow money again.
I have no mortgage, no credit cards, no student loans, an almost-vanished car loan.... and no other debts.
The 2018 Camry, I don't really need that. I have cars that serve.