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More thoughts to consider with moving.

August 17th, 2006 at 10:48 am

If I did move..my roomates would both have cars. I could sell mine (put the money received towards debt repayment), not have to pay $93/mo for insurance or $80/mo for gas. Would then pick up a bus pas $74/mo which is still a savings of $100/mo. If I went anywhere that needed a car, chances are I could get a ride from one of my roomates. And getting to/from the store for major grocery shopping wouldn't be that difficult with their cars accessible. The new place is right next to MAX (light rail).

I'm not so concerned about the whole gym thing (ie giving it up) because I do have workout videos I can use at home (I mainly joined Curves so I could have someone else measure me and keep track of all that stuff). Plus I still think I'd be walking plenty, if I did go the bus route, the light rail stops about a mile from work so I'd still walk that bit.

Ok more thought is required on this.

2 Responses to “More thoughts to consider with moving.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Do your potential new roomates know you want to get out debt? Would they be cool with giving you rides if you gave up your car? But is it still worth giving up the car to save the money and know you need to ride the rail and can't rely on the roommates? Just questions. Possibly they are worth pondering.

  2. LdyFaile Says:

    Do your potential new roomates know you want to get out debt?
    Yes actually they do and have given me helpful suggestions regarding things I hadn't even thought about before.

    Would they be cool with giving you rides if you gave up your car?
    Yes, they actually already suggested carpooling in general.

    But is it still worth giving up the car to save the money and know you need to ride the rail and can't rely on the roommates?
    Not entirely sure. Thing is, my car is a '93 Honda Accord with over 200k miles on it. Things keep breaking and I put about $1k into it last November plus another $150 recently. The hope would be that it would be good for a while but I can't guarentee that. I've considered dropping it before, and all the above questions are definately things to address. So many pros and cons!

    Also, my end game is to have all my debt paid off and do some volunteer work overseas, which would mean giving up my car eventually anyway. Although that'd be a lot further down the road.

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