When you can buy a car for $15,000 or less is it a bad choice to buy cars that cost a lot more?
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No its not stupid.
"Oh its a depreciating asset" or "they're cheap models why do you need an expensive one."
I tell you why. Some people enjoy driving, like me, I actually enjoy going between places. I'm in college now and I live around 200 miles from my parents, I still like to see them. If I'm going to drive to see them on a regular basis, why can't I spend some extra cash and get a car that has a lot of features, a decent engine, and actually rides nice? The thing about the loss of value when you buy a car is this, it doesn't matter unless you're trying to sell the car back, and if the reason you buy a car is to sell it again, then you aren't a person who will appreciate cars for what they are (that's no bad its just a difference in perspective).
"Oh but Agent, what about retirement?"
What about it. You buy things all the time. You want to go out to a movie, that's close to $50 for two hours. Go out to eat, I have spent $30 on shitty Italian food more times than that I'd like to admit. If all you're doing is saving money, whats the point of having it? I'm not trying to say that saving for retirement is stupid, far from it, but acting like saving is the only thing money can do is pretty fucking stupid.