Before I start this weeks post... I just want to clear the air.
I, apparently, have been "preaching" to all of you about money.
At least that's what one emailer told me. She said, and I quote. "You think you are so savvy. You think you have it all together. You think you have all the answers.. well, maybe some of us like having Starbucks every day, and maybe some of us feel better about our parenting skills when our kids get to 'buy' their lunch instead of bringing their lunch like a loser, and
and maybe we don't mine spending $1200 a year on eating out, if we can afford it, leave us alone! Not all of us have to be penny pinchers like YOU!"
That was just a smidegeon of the filth she wrote. Then she got personal, and I got pissed.
Well... to you Sarah... yes Sarah... I mentioned your name on my blog... piss me off some more and I'll print your last name and your IP Address. ")
If you get your jollies from overspending money in our current economy, and relate your parenting skills to buying your little darlings lunch, and continue to call other children that bring their lunches to school "losers"... please kindly NEVER READ MY BLOG AGAIN!
You are obviously a child yourself, who can't get passed the fact that other people live on this planet too.
I am merely trying to help others, with the knowledge that I learned from others.
I care about my friends and family, and I want them to be able to live well, and have money later on life... not just right now. Living in the now is what got us all into the mess we are in now...
Time to save for a rainy day...
Sarah... remember to flush twice when you brush your teeth.
So... onward and upward.. shall we?
I don't know about you... but my kids are getting older by the second. My oldest is almost 15, and in 6 months he will be taking drivers ED.
With Driver's Ed, comes INSURANCE...
Have you seen how much boys cost for insurance?
I thought private school tuition was a lot!
Living in So Cal is even worse. This place is car central. There are more cars than people in LA county, and one look at our freeways proves it.
We only have 2 drivers in our household, but we own 5 cars and one motorhome. 3 of which are actually on our own property. So, yes, we are part of the problem.
Thank God we don't have to buy William a car. We are going to refurbish my old Bronco. It runs great, but it's mint green, and midnight blue would be more fitting a boy.. don't you think?
So we are shopping around for car insurance that won't take us to the cleaners.
Do you have a soon to be driver in your household?
Are you going to buy him/her a new car? or a used one?
Might I suggest a used one?
Save your money... buy a good, larger, car. It's safer in big cars for teen drivers.
I'd rather pay more for gas, than visit a morgue or a hospital room. No, I am not insinuating that that you can't ever be hurt in a big car... but those really small ones... they scare me. They look like a fender bender could kill someone.
I love the law that states they can't have other passengers in their cars under 25.
Best Law yet.
Spend money on good tires, good engine, and good mirrors and windows. Don't waste money on stereos, seat covers and other unnecessary accessories. Just my opinion... I know you didn't ask... I know...
I am sooooo not looking forward to this new venture.
There are a lot of crazies out there, that don't know how to say when... when it comes to drinking and driving. I just don't get it.
I know... this wasn't much of a Money Monday post.
Sarah, the hag, got me upset... I shouldn't have let her.
I'll block her.
Have a wonderful day!