Looking around my neighborhood, it seems that my neighbors all get new cars constantly...like they are competing. Some of them are soooo in debt that they are having problems. My husband and i both have very sensible cars. I never really thought about it before until my neighbor, who just bought her 2nd Lexus in less than a year asked when we were getting a new car. We have a 2002 Ford Explorer and a 2002 Toyota Corolla, which we paid cash for both...and bought new. myhusband commutes 100 miles a day round trip in the Toyota & i drive the kids in the Ford. I'm fine with my cars. We don't have a payment. I asked my neighbor why it mattered...and she told me to look around the neighborhood, everyone has luxury cars but us. i told her I didn't know it was a requirement to live in this neighborhood...and I didn't care. So my question to all you lovely ladies here...do you try to keep up with the Jones' (or your neighbors)?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:10 PM on Oct. 25, 2009 in Just for Fun
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Answer by KelleyP77 at 2:40 PM on Oct. 25, 2009
OP here: Owl_feather, she looked at me like I was crazy. I changed the subject to our kids..and I think she got my point.
We are the youngest people in our neighborhood, both in our late 20's. My husband has a great job and we could afford these things...but what's the point? We save our extra money (ha what doesn't go to taxes) and we are not in debt, except for our mortgage. I was baffled when my neighbor said this. I guess our Ford might bring down the property value...lol.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Oct. 25, 2009