The Blazer and a Ford Focus are all paid for; not the best cars I realize but they get me from Point A to Point B at the cheapest cost, and I like that. I do have to get a mini-van soon though, with the baby on the way, there is just no way we can fit 4 kids and 2 adults in anything else, but all in due time.
To be honest with you, I have been laughed at my entire life; from the tiny house I started with to owning sheep, but that just means I am like the little boy that gets called the dumbest kid in the world since he gets shown a 50 cent piece and a dollar and takes the 50 cent piece every time. When explained that the dollar is worth more money, he exclaims, "when I take the dollar, the game stops." So it is with borrowing money. Not only do you have to pay back every dollar you borrow, you have to use your hard earned money to pay back the interest payment too; I don't like doing that. When you borrow the money for a brand new car, the game stops.
It is the same way with the sheep. I have heard every suggestive farmer-sheep joke there is, and typically spend 1200 hours a year in farming, but I got to go on a trip to Ireland for $1550 because of those little woolly creatures. It is true that I do not make much money with my sheep, but then I don't lose much money either. But when the sheep are gone, the game stops.
The problem is, they don't tell you this stuff in school.
Nice place ... but for that price I could have my wife driving something else, besides the Blazer & Focus.