It is the Love of Money that is the root of all evil.
So I don't love money.
But I like it.
You could say that I am madly in like with it.
And, in case I haven't mentioned it before, I am one of those weird Dave Ramsey people who pays cash for everything.
This summer we bought a car for cash. We've never done that before. The last time we bought a car was in 2005, just before we started Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. We borrowed $23K for the privilege of driving a Suzuki. We were in the process of paying off the $23K we already borrowed (in 2000) for the privilege of driving a used BMW.
Which I liked a lot better than the Suzuki.
Sadly, my precious Beemer (yes I am that pretentious), had to leave us this summer.
So now Greg drives the now-paid-for Suzuki and I drive the we-paid-cash-for-it Saturn.
The Saturn is nice.
Nice in the way Nilla wafers are nice. Nice as in Diet Sprite. Christmas Card from your realtor nice. Nice.
Someday our days of paying childcare and Catholic School tuition are over. ("Year 'Round School" my ass. We just pay TUITION year 'round -- we also have to pay daycare ALL SUMMER). By then, I'll pass the paid-for-Saturn down to my kids. It will be humiliating for them, because I am pretty sure that in 2018, a 2005 Saturn will be the biggest loser car on campus.
I'll be able to buy the car I really want:
And I'll pay cash for it!