Wednesday, June 6, 2012

You Spin My Head 'Round, Baby Right 'Round

Here's the thing, peeps.
I'm kind of over this whole "be a grown up" business.
After an hour-long conversation with my dad, my head is spinning and I'm ready to just quit and go back to childhood.
Oh wait, that's not a choice?
So now my head is spinning. This is all new territory and I'm not sure what I'm doing.

It all started with my parents informing me that I have until August to find and set up my own car insurance.
After an hour of attempting to look up stuff online, I realized I had no idea what I was doing or looking for.
(if any of you have suggestions on who to go with, talk to me!)

All of that car talk got me really thinking about seriously looking into getting a "new" car.
Mine has all sorts of problems and is just a pain.
Maintenance is expensive, and I feel like it's going to explode on me at any minute on long drives.
Not cool.

After a little bit of research, I realized a monthly payment really isn't THAT expensive, and is probably with it at this point.

Here's the thing about me.
I am terrible at the whole "saving money" concept.
If the money is there, I want to spend it.
And I do. On stupid stuff.
(You know like clothes, eating out, all that kind of stuff.)So my logic is saying, I have the money, I can just spend it on something more productive.
Plus, with as much as I spend on the constantly depleting oil that goes in my car, along with the gas for the awful gas mileage I get, I could almost make a payment out of that alone.

I'm officially in the market for a car.
Something under 100,000 miles.
For sure less than $10,000, but I'm really aiming for like $6-7 thousand tops.
Oh, and let's say anything 2005 and later.

My dream car is a Mazda3.
I think they're darling, for one, but people also love them.
I've really never heard anything bad about them.

Next choices would be an Altima or an Elantra.
I'm scouring KSL, and just starting the whole process, but if you have any suggestions or tips, PLEASE let me know. I have no idea what I'm doing.

And now, I'm going to try and stop thinking and go to sleep.
Because that's the kind of grown-up I am, putting the stress off while I can.

Unrelated completely: I ran outside for the first time in like a year and a half today. And I didn't die. And my knee isn't screaming in pain.

1 comment:

  1. Dang it! I just wrote you this big long comment and got an error message when I tried to post it. Anyways, just wanted to say I love reading your blog. It makes me feel like I'm not alone in trying to figure out all this grown-up stuff.

    As far as the car thing goes, when I bought my car I went through Progressive. My payments were only $75/month for really good coverage. You can go on their website and get an online quote. My brother is an insurance agent back home so I'll ask him what features you'll want to get on your policy. He helped me when I was doing mine because I literally had no idea what I was doing. I'll let you know what he says.

    Keep up the good work miss!


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