The following is brought to you by my own personal outrage:

I like my car. I like the fact that it takes me from place a to place b. But, I refuse to me defined by the type of car I own. YOU are not YOUR CAR, idiot. No one (at least no one who should really matter to you) cares what type of car you own. Buying a new car does not make you “cool” or “hip”. Grow up! Please. Stop defining yourself by what you park in your garage. Seriously. If you find your “self-worth” in your “net-worth”, you need to get a life. Come on!!! Why in the name of all that is holy would ANYONE buy a 40 thousand dollar automobile. You are driving your retirement! Please, stop wasting your money on an item that simply moves you from one place to another. But a decent, used, well-maintained, clean, and comfortable car. You can get a decent auto for less than 5k and a really nice auto for less than 10K. 15K will buy you WAY more car than you will ever need. And, please, please, please, do NOT lease a car. You will get hit on the back-end with fees and penalties. Lease=Fleece!
What brought this rant on? I was watching the television show King Of Cars. Disgusting. People buying cars they don’t need, using money they don’t have, co-signing loans for people who can’t pay…ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! I was screaming at the tv.

Breathe, 2, 3, 4.

Stop wasting your money. Do not buy a new car. Pay cash. Take control. Find your self-worth.