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<<When I bought the car, I felt like I 'should' have one at this stage/age in my life. Everyone I know is accomplished and settled, and I still have to take the bus or train to work in my 40s. >>

As you have discovered, once you spend money it can be hard to unspend it.

At a minimum, you need to think of some ways to put the brakes on impulse spending before things like this happen again.


Your reasoning above is that you should buy a car because you "deserve" it. That's poor decision making.


Regardless of what you do about the car, I think you should do a LOT of careful thinking about what you spend money on. You need to learn to make shrewd and smart decisions about spending money --- to have your rational side in charge of that rather than the emotional side.

But good luck! If buying the car proves to be a wake up call that causes you to think more clearly about spending, it may prove to be a good investment!


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