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    Default We paid cash for a car!

    We scrounged and saved like mad this year to replace dh's car. When we found out a friend was moving and selling their Toyota Camry, that was only 3 years old, we jumped at the chance to buy a good car from someone we trust. Thanks to dh's hard work and the tax rebate thing, we were able to get the cash together! I am still in shock that we were able to do it and it is such a nice feeling. A few years ago I swore I would never have another car payment again. So far I have been able to keep that promise I made. Now if only my van holds off 2-3 more years, hopefully we can pay cash again then. Being frugal really does help you achieve your goals. Thanks to Frugal Village it was pretty easy to stay motivated in our frugal lifestyle.
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    That's awesome! You go girl! Great job!

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    Way to go! No payments is so freeing. Enjoy your new car!

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    Way to go Jennifer, Way toooo cool.

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    Congratulations! That's terrific. We buy our cars in cash, also, and I know it's a really good feeling not to have a payment hanging over our heads.


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    Good job. Toyota camry's are great cars. My sister has driven hers for years.

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    Nicely done. Congratulations!
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    Yay for you! Congratulations!!

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    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That is VERY cool. I too abhor car payments and hope to never have another one.

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    That's great ! Congratulations and enjoy your new car

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    Congratulations ... way to go!

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    That's fantastic!!! Way to go!!! You must be completely thrilled!!
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    Fantastic!
    If you could kick in the pants the person responsible for your problems, you wouldn't be able to sit for a month.

    Did you know that a 4 year student paying $20,000/year who finances their education graduates with over $103,000 in debt to start? But a student who works and pays cash and takes 6 years to graduate ends with $6,300 in their pocket! So much for "getting a head start by financing!"


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    Woot! Way to go!

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