This month will be the first month in my adult life that I have no car payments! We paid off my husband's car when we received our tax refund. Last month, we found a big truck that fits everyone and the wheelchair, walker stroller and dog! It is huge, but we paid cash. We were able to sell the newer car I was driving with enough profit to buy new tires are a few things for the big truck. This has freed up $1000 of our family budget.
So, what are my plans for that money you ask? I am taking half and paying towards some other bills we want to be done with. The other half is going into a car fund. There is bond to be a repair or two. My husband needed a new transmission 2 weeks after we paid off his car! I have to say, I am really proud of us. We resisted the temptation to buy a new car and found a good one at a nice price. I must also add that my husband is handy. He was able to replace the shocks in a couple of afternoons and does all the oil changes and stuff. Those things can really add up.