In my life I have never had much money.
Growing up, we struggled to keep up with the bills.
My sisters and I wore hand-me-downs. From the time I was in high school, I worked my butt off to get good grades, get into a good college and find a great job. However, I am not yet making much money and have student loans to pay. It’s been a struggle to get my finances figured out. I never treat myself to a nice things. I always buy the cheapest options available. I just hope to get through another year without needing to take out more loans. I have been very frugal when it comes to car purchasing. I have always bought older cars from private sellers to save money. I have ended up with some pretty awful cars. Recently, I decided I was going to spend more and get something better. I bought a newer car for the first time. I drove the car off the lot & was so happy with my purchase. When the weather warmed up, I was driving down the highway and couldn’t get the air conditioner to start up. I started messing with the controls, hoping to get some cool air from the vents. I started dripping with sweat. I could only get hot air from the air conditioner. The sun was pounding down and there wasn’t much of a breeze. Even with the windows down, I could not find any relief. I finally turned around & went right back to the car dealer. I dropped the car off at the dealership & told them about the malfunctioning air conditioner. Fortunately, my warranty covered the cost of the air conditioner repair.