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Posted by on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:29 AM
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So we have a rough estimate of our refund, and DH decided (against all sense) to share what our plans are, pay off some bills that came up for emergencies, get ourselves some things, pay for yard care, etc-mostly practical with a few fun things for us.  FIL and MIL both asked why not get another car.  DH is wheelchair bound.  We have a perfectly functioning mini van that I drive.  We have no use for a second car because, well, there is only one driver.  I am not going to pay more in insurance or property tax to have a freaking back up car in case my mini van conks out so badly my mechanic filled family can't fix it, and no one can lend me a vehicle until we got everything sorted out.  They couldn't understand why we don't want another car.  Our van is paid off, ours free and clear.  Our entire refund wouldn't cover the cost of a second car, I refuse to go into debt for an unneeded car.  Sometimes they astound me.

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by on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:29 AM
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by Mrs. Depp on Jan. 27, 2014 at 6:29 AM

Ours is paid off also....we are paying bills & putting the rest into checking.I am planning on having a Garage Sale once school is out.

goddess99
by Michelle on Jan. 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

 Hmm their suggestion doesn't seem logical at all.

Jinxed8
by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2014 at 4:56 PM

meh ... parents sometimes just let it go !

FlutterbyMom3
by on Jan. 27, 2014 at 5:44 PM
I'd just say, we don't need a new one. We already know what we're spending it on. Thanks though
preacherskid
by Member on Jan. 27, 2014 at 6:14 PM


Quoting FlutterbyMom3: I'd just say, we don't need a new one. We already know what we're spending it on. Thanks though

I laughed at them.  They seemed surprised that I found their suggestion amusing.  This is why I do not share non essential information with them, but DH is a compulsive sharer :/

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by Sarah on Jan. 27, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Its amazing how family always seems to know what is "best for you". Geez... don't blame you. I think its silly to have more than one car if you don't need it. 

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