Well, *this* for one thing *VBS* And now you are wondering what is "this"...right? And here's the answer *VBS* I had some CD's that matured in late May. Normally I either roll them into another term, or move them to a bank paying more percentage. Not much point in doing that this year. And then there is the reality of the unending need for "assistance" from my youngest DS. Several CDs have been cashed out on his behalf over the past couple of years. So I did a reality check on ME!!
The conclusion I came to was if I didn't use some of my "house"(sold in 2002)money", it would all be gone, and not for me. I've been driving a perfectly(???)good 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. You've seen it in pictures of my house. I bought when my divorce was final in Oct/1996. It's been a super good little car. Good gas mileage, and has only needed minor repair over the years. But recently it has begun to show its age, and in the past few months that has speeded up. So I decide to see what was out there for a car that would bring me into the 21st century...LOL.
I didn't really expect to come home with this one, a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville. It is, however, a one owner car and a non smoker. Driven locally, low mileage and has all the bells and whistles that cost soooo much when new. It drives and rides like a dream and finally...a working AC!!! The price was right, plus they gave me a $1,000. for my Grand Am. Now I don't have to figure out how to get rid of it *VBS*
Probably the best news in the Valley, to me at least, is that I was able to buy it outright and can honestly said "I own this car". I can also continue to claim that I am debt free *VBS*, and that sure feels good!
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