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I didn’t always plan to keep my car this long.
As excited as I was to go to the dealer nearly 12 years ago and buy the silver Acura I adored, I never thought we would have this kind of longevity. But keeping my car — the first I ever bought — has been one of the best financial decisions I’ve made.
We may think a car payment is a fact of life. A thing we have to have, especially if we live in an area without great transportation options. In fact, transportation is the second-leading expense for American households, behind only housing, according to a 2019 report from the