I ride the bus and train. I can afford a car but why? I work from home so I don't really have a need to travel much and when I do I can just call Uber. Click on that link and sign up for Uber and we'll both get $30 ride credits! I kinda heart Uber which you would easily be able to tell if you looked at my Paypal transactions. I love Uber so much I even use it to pay for friend's rides. lol.
If Uber is not an option because I have a trip to take or I have to go across town I just rent a car.
And here's something I do that's gonna sound REALLY crazy. Sometimes I actually WALK to places. Can you even imagine that?!? Walking is fun because not only does it save you money but you get exercise as well. Walking is the shit.
The bottom line is there is really no sound financial justification for owning a car anymore. When you add up the cost of a payment, the gas and the insurance it's just ridiculous. WAY more than I spend on Uber or renting each month. Not to mention all the stress that goes along with owning a car like keeping it up, fighting in traffic, parking, etc.
Now just because I choose not to own a car doesn't mean I condemn everyone who are car owners. I just can't justify one for myself unless I just start making so much cash I want a toy. Because that's what a car is to me. Just a toy to play with when you're bored. On the other hand, if I want to play with cars I can just use all the cash I save NOT owning a car and spend it on a weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. For a grand or so I can go drive stock cars. Now THAT is driving.
So basically I don't care about driving unless I'm required to wear a helmet. THEN I'm into it.
Thanks for reading and have a super-wonderful exciting day!