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I would take it as good advice from someone who loves you and wants what is best for you, and also has more life experience than you. IMO, she has a point, particularly since you say this is something of an impulse purchase. Say, "You know, Mom, you have a good point. I am going to take one month [or whatever amount of time you are comfortable with] to ...


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Communicating with and retaining a good relationship with your mother is important to you, so it's important that when a disagreement comes up, you might consider the possibilities behind your mother's objections when addressing them. My parents grew up during the Great Depression, so that was the background for many of their attitudes towards money; since ...


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One more thing to keep in mind, and perhaps remind her of: Your car is running fine now, but how much longer will it do that? NOW you (hopefully) have the resource and, above all, TIME to carefully consider which new car to buy: You can look for just the right deal. What if your car breaks down in half a year? Then you will be FORCED to get a new one ...


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I would say to first pretend she is not your mother, but rather a friend who has 20-30 more years experience in life. Think about what she is saying and run the numbers. Are you going to have to get a loan for the car? How much money would you waste in interest by getting a loan? How much would you save by waiting a few years, saving up what the monthly ...



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