#04: (Interview) Should You Buy a New Car? [Podcast]

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Did you know that Jesus talked more about money than he did Heaven or Hell? Over 140 times, in fact! The only thing he talked more about was the Kingdom of God. One of the biggest things we spend (lose) money on in American culture is our cars. We are a car-crazy culture. We love them, but at the same time we have all felt the frustration of feeling like our cars–and the payments we make on them–have owned us at one point or another.

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Recently I was trying to make a decision about buying a new car, or putting money into an 8 year old car I have. I came across a great blog, www.cashcarconvert.com. The site offered a ton of content and research that was helpful. I wrote the author, James Kinson, and sought his advice. I was so impressed with his detailed response and the sound guidance he gave me I asked him for an interview. I hope that this discussion is helpful for you as you try to make the best decision for you and your family about whether or not buying a new car is right for you. You can find his blog here: www.cashcarconvert.com and access his podcast in iTunes HERE

Resource Links from This Episode…

  1. What a monthly car payment could do if it was invested:  http://www.daveramsey.com/media/pdf/forms/ben_and_arthur_military.pdf
  2. Andy Stanley’s message series on the trap of comparing ourselves with others in culture–click the following link: “The Comparison Trap”
  3. How fast does my new car lose value? http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/how-fast-does-my-new-car-lose-value-infographic.html  

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3 thoughts on “#04: (Interview) Should You Buy a New Car? [Podcast]

    • It was great spending some time with you, James! Thanks for what you are doing to help us all make better decisions to “live on the rock” of wisdom. Keep up the great work you are doing. Hopefully we can connect again later this year. I’d love to stay in touch!

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