Well, grandson Jonathan finally gave us back our Jeep......after almost two years. When parents don't teach children the value of money or how to save for what they need it makes it hard on those adults who have to take over those final stages of getting that child to adulthood. Well, I can say we're almost there.
He's been trying to save to buy a car for so long and always falling short and doing something to reduce his savings rather than build them up (like losing all his money online gambling, or buying tokens to play computer games). He also had two accidents during this passed fall and winter. He's lucky that LOVE goes a long way........
We had to force the issue and put our foot down and make it happen. Once we got him saving (nagging goes a long way with some people too), we had to go look for a car for him (he works nights and sleeps ALL DAY). I took him to test drive it (after we did on our own test drive, of course) and he accepted it, bought it, and drove it home. You see, he's not fussy, just a procrastinator, big time.
Grandpa has been teaching him how to care for a car this whole time so he's got some knowledge of upkeep to get him going. I hope it stuck! And I hope he makes his car insurance payment on time because they'd only give him 6 months coverage at a time because of his poor driving record and young age. Yikes!
So far...............SO GOOD!