It's called mortgage, monthly bills, and trying to save for the future (y'know... maybe get married, new house, new furniture...)
Now that mom is retired, I'm covering all the household expenses myself. And I occasionally help out a bit with my girlfriend's place too, seeing as I actually tend to spend more time there these days, and eat over there more often than at my own place, it seems only fair.
So getting a new car, while it would be awesome, will have to wait for as long as this one is still running, and fixing it costs less per year than making payments on a new one would be.
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