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Buys New Car in Anticipation of Getting a Job
« on: September 09, 2015, 12:58:55 PM »
A friend of mine graduated from law school in May. She had no desire to be an attorney; she just went to law school because her mother is the type who wants to be able to brag that her kid is a doctor or lawyer. My husband and I attended the graduation ceremony. Afterward, we all decided to go to lunch (her mom paid for everyone, so no cost to us), and we agreed we would follow her to the restaurant since we weren't familiar with the area. We walk out to the parking lot, and here she has a new (used) car sitting there. She says, "I figured if I'm going to get a high-paying job, I might as well have a new car."

She hadn't interviewed or had any job offers yet, but she bought a used car for $21,000. Today, four months later, she said she's going to take a job as the sample lady at a local grocery store for $8 per hour to make some money while she looks for a better job. If she'd just kept the paid-off car she had, her monthly expenses would be so much less!

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Re: Buys New Car in Anticipation of Getting a Job
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 01:32:26 PM »
This makes my brain hurt
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Re: Buys New Car in Anticipation of Getting a Job
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 01:33:04 PM »
Yep, I heard about this too. Terrible.

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Re: Buys New Car in Anticipation of Getting a Job
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 11:00:23 PM »
double post?

Regional law school? Anyone from a top law school would be panicking if graduated without a job lined up (actually the person would be panicking for an entire school year).

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Re: Buys New Car in Anticipation of Getting a Job
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 06:36:01 AM »
At least she didn't spend too much.