What to buy with your crushed car?
The verdict is in: the Honda Fit is totalled. Done in by a 140 year old Maple Tree.
It was bought to be one of my last cars and propel me through time and space for the next 20 years and 250,000 miles. Its molecules will now spend a few more years in the shape of a Fit parked in some scrap lot as it is picked apart by scavengers and rust. What is left after that time in the pasture will be smashed together in a little cube or metal pancake, like below. Kind of a sad moment; I admit it.
Now I’m faced with a decision. What to do with the cash out from the insurance company? Contrary to public perception, I like cars. I don’t idolize them or believe they are the crème of human innovation, but they are useful. But, do I need to own one? Not sure yet. There are some DIY car share opportunities out there and rental companies are everywhere. If it makes economic sense and the inconvenience isn’t too great, I may just try not owning for a while. It will undoubtedly save me some money. There are certain other things I can do with the cash out.
A short list of things I’ve considered besides buying a replacement transportation pod are: home energy efficiency improvements, finally finishing the upstairs, new clothes (I own nothing without a hole in it), adding a bit to investments, a cargo bike, buying Big Bird’s pink slip on eBay, or an around the world plane ticket without a return date….there are other ideas as well. What do you think?
Have any suggestions on how to spend $8 to $12 Gs?
Have a weekend (avoid trees).