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WCI #218: How Much Car Can You Afford?

WCI #218: How Much Car Can You Afford?

Update: 2021-07-08


"Average Joe" is frequently poor because of his car. For most middle-class Americans, the reason they are not millionaires is sitting in the driveway. It is a really important concept to understand, that we are wasting a lot of money on cars. We simply consume it. You don't have to do that. Here is the other truth that makes it very difficult to talk about this subject, , most doctors make enough money that they can drive a very nice car and still be financially successful. So, despite the fact that this is an important aspect of your financial life if you're middle-class, it doesn't matter nearly as much for doctors. However, in this episode we discuss how to know how much car you can afford, debunk some of the reasons why doctors justify getting new cars instead of driving something inexpensive, and talk about the most economical way to pay for your transportation. For those who have their vehicle situation all figured out, we also answer several listener questions about 457s, ETFs, and mutual funds.

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WCI #218: How Much Car Can You Afford?

WCI #218: How Much Car Can You Afford?

Dr. Jim Dahle of the White Coat Investor