I'm in the process of trying to find a replacement vehicle/house and I'm kind of freaking out. By American standards it's not manly to admit that I know very little about cars but those standards can go...well you get where I'm going with that. I've been pretty much screwed on every car I have purchased in my life and I'm rather worried about making the right decision now - it seems so critical.
My mind has been like a tornado of pros and cons. Should I buy from a dealer because then I would have some recourse if its a lemon? But then its going to cost a lot more...I could buy something almost new and just have a payment? But what if I don't have work?
I'll spare you because it goes on and on. Ultimately it all comes down to one core fear " if I make the wrong decisions, I'm going to ruin the rest of my life (or at least a large chunk of it)".
Many times things we fret over are completely trivial and insignificant. The only thing that matters is how you let the outcome effect your life. Sure I could get a vehicle with a payment, lose my job and then have my credit take a hit but it's only a problem if I let it become one. We may have temporary hardships because of choices we make but they are only temporary unless we allow them to change our thought process and in turn our approach to life. Decisions don't always decide the outcome - but your response does 100% of the time.