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If at first you don't succeed...

August 14th, 2005 at 11:09 pm

Try, Try, Try Again.
Everything was going great financially last week until I got a phone call on Friday night from my father in law. He bought me a playstation eye-toy and eye-toy game. It was really nice of him except we didn't own a playstation2 (we have an Xbox). I pointed out this slight problem to him and he said that saving money can wait a week, he would duck down to the Pawn shop and get me one second hand and I could give him back the money when we visited on the weekend. It cost me $140, I just didn't have the heart to say no and it really is a fun way to excercise. It gets better though. We went to the markets yesterday and picked up a few really good deals. I got a winter coat for $15, 6 boxes of tissues for $4 a new watch with matching bracelet, necklace and earings for $14 and a cane picnic basket for only $5. Hubby's parents also bought me a silver coated antique serving tray (which I fell in love with), a pair of gloves and four learning computer games for Zac. They also gave us a bag full of cleaning agents, two bottles of moisturising cream and a set of glasses. We spent a lot more money than planned this week but managed to get a lot for what we spent. All we can do is try saving again this week.

We are considering getting finance to buy a car. I'm in two minds about this. As much as I want a car they cost a fortune in maintenance and fuel and I'm worried it will be a very long term commitment and hold us back with our other financial goals. We only plan on borrowing about $7000, enough for a good quality second hand car, but still I don't know if it's a good idea or not.

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