In the spring of 2018 I set a goal to buy a car for $20,000 and to be able to pay cash for it by 2020. My calculations showed that in order to reach this goal, I needed to save about $1,000 every month. Even taking into account the fact that my family has a sufficient income, the opportunity to put aside this amount of money was close to impossible. But the idea had been born and it intrigued me.
Especially for Bright Side, I’m going to tell you what “wasteful” habits I have fought in order to save enough money for the car of my dreams.
My name is Polina, I live in Saint Petersburg and, in 2018, we were planning to purchase a new car. We already had a 10-year-old car that required more and more attention day by day. It would cough, sneeze, break down, and we had to constantly “fix” it. Once, the car broke down during our trip to the countryside for the celebration of my mom’s birthday and we missed the biggest part of the event while trying to get the car working.