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|02-02-2013 02:22 PM|
|Truth-Serum||Is there an audiobook available? I would like to listen to this while I drive|
|01-29-2013 07:48 AM|
I never said I paid $150 for a battery... you did. I paid $114 + tax which came to $125. I initially said I paid $130 (rounding up when I thought the total was $128) until I looked at my receipt. Walmart's 1-2 year free replacement battery is about $90... "if you're lucky enough to find it in stock when you absolutely need it. I got a 3 year replacement warranty plus installation for $15. Plus, I didn't have to carry the darned thing back to my car. Excellent!
Stop talking about my "old" car. It's shiny with leather seats, a sun roof, MP3 player, was checked out by a Nissan dealer for $17 before purchase, and gets me from point A to B with out any major repairs. Awesome!
Note: The Nissan dealer is not at all expensive. I take my car to the Nissan dealer because the on my first 1998 Altima, in 2009, my car wouldn't start. I had it towed (with AT&T's $2.99/month Roadside Service) to one of those cheapy mechanics (Tires Plus). They had me leave my car overnight because it was near closing, called me at work and said I needed new spark plugs for $150. Got to the car and it still wouldn't start. Went inside to mechanic and he said I had "major issues" and spark plugs were the least on my concern. He refused to refund my money (which I got back from BBB). So I paid $150 and my car still wouldn't start. Had it towed (for $60 because AT&T had a limit) to a mechanic my cousin recommended... because he was cute. He said I needed a new engine and I would only be able to drive car a few more months. He offered to either get me a another engine $2,000 or he can sell me a new car. Yuck! I then had the car towed to Nissan dealer on the recommendation of my mother's elderly boyfriend who said they'll put it on their diagnostic machine and tell me exactly what's wrong either for free or with oil change. Nissan dealer said, "Oh yeah, battery connector's bad... 50 BUCKS! "So, no new engine? Why would you need a new engine? There's nothing wrong with your engine". I drove off the lot... and all the way from Georgia to Arizona in the 2 years following... until I sold it on Craigslist for $1900 so I could get a sunroof.
The Nissan dealer has ALWAYS told me what's up with my car for the $17 oil change on both my old and new 1998 Nissans. Why would I go anywhere else? Getting the car repairs at the dealer may be an entirely different story, but I've had nothing major to worry about anyway.
|01-29-2013 06:53 AM|
|01-28-2013 01:24 PM|
I don't really agree with you that working hard in school will make you rich. It will just set you up to live near or slightly above middle class level. Not getting into CC debt doesn't make you rich either, it just puts you in... no debt. Your third point doesn't make you rich either, it's just a method of saving money for the long term.
|01-28-2013 01:05 PM|
1. Work hard in school (or teach your kids to if you're flipping trash cans).
2. Don't get into CC debt (b/c there really is no need to) - does not include using CC to pay off necessities and paying the CC off at the end of the month.
3. Save a few pennies for a rainy day, pay off home, save for retirement.
4. Stop being stupid with your money. Case: I knew someone (not wealthy) who always (I mean ALWAYS) went to a 7-eleven for milk. That's being stupid.
No need to steal, scam, or "get lucky". Sometimes you create your own "luck". And if you live in America, you are "lucky", so take advantage of #1. America is one of the few countries in the world that offers FREE education. The problem is that we feel entitled to everything without putting in the work. Life don't work that way.
|01-27-2013 12:40 PM|
whatever makes you feel good, grrrrrl
|01-27-2013 06:38 AM|
|01-26-2013 09:37 PM|
|safoo||Had to chime in. Yes, Ramit is getting rich off his book and blog posts. But really, the automation of finances he talks about is a real sound approach. For $2 it's worth it. Or, just watch his talk at google which covers most of the automation part: http://youtu.be/D8v7SbNkHA0|
|01-26-2013 09:23 PM|
|tjf_diesel||It is sad that people have to read about stuff like this. It was common sense at some point in time...|
|01-26-2013 09:19 PM|
|01-26-2013 09:16 PM|
|01-26-2013 09:12 PM|
|01-26-2013 09:08 PM|
Leaving my car in the side of the road and walking to Walmart to get a car battery to install myself is not in me. Spending $125 for AAA to do it and coming to Slickdeals earn back the extra $45 is way more fun. Especially since I get $17 oil changes with free diagnostic inspections at the dealer and this is only the 2nd time in 15 years that I've even needed to buy a car battery.
Some people like cigarettes and expensive coffee. I like clean grease free fingernails.
|01-26-2013 02:20 PM|
I will teach you how to dougie, for only $2!
i accept paypal only.
|01-26-2013 02:18 PM|
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