Monday, December 01, 2008

Dear Dave Ramsey,

You were right.

We bought a car that we could afford instead of the what we thought we needed. It has alot of miles. And a big dent on the door. But it's also the most amazing $2,500 vehicle a person could find (I like to think so, anyway). I had to change my thinking a little bit about cars and decide to be a proud member of the Junky Car Club.

(though it's not the least bit JUNKY)

And it's amazing.

The fact that it's paid for definitely makes it drive better, and I love telling people about what a miracle it was. I love it so much, I put our new sticker from the Sagers on the back!

Thanks for helping me see that being debt-free feels better than any $10,000 minivan could.



Erin and Keith Sager said...

I love seeing that too cute!!!!!

Stephanie said...

I want a minivan when we get the kids and $2,500 is right in my price range. I will have to keep a eye out for a deal!

Debs said...

I love when Dave Ramsey is right!

Gretchen Magruder said...

Erin - thanks, we love it! I hope you sell lots more!!

Stephanie - we actually found it on Craig's List! You have to wade through alot of scams, but we found a great deal!

Brian E. Moore, MD said...


elisa said...

Hey we are part of that club too! No car payments for over 5 years! And debt free (except for mortgages) for 6 months! We are going to pay for our adoption, on our own, and are working on our "new junk car fund" for the upgrade to mini!

Gretchen Magruder said...

well, we've got a long way to go before we get it all paid off, but it feels good to have some new habits to help stop the bleeding!!