Friday, August 12, 2011

I like Cars

Kind of in order, but not really

Dodge Crand Caravan- went on my first date in this vehicle
Pontiac Grand Prix- my dad's car that I got to drive
**1994 Mustang v6**- MY first car
1993 Honda Civic- my first flip, I think I made about $1500 on that car
~1999 Honda Civic HX- first 5-speed. my prom date didn't appreciate this being purchased and driven the day of prom.
1998 Ford Mustand v6- this is when I fell for silver cars
1998 Mustang GT- silver again, what a great car
1998 Eclipse GST- lightweight, 210 hp. very fun
~1999 Eclipse GS- almost lost money on that one
1991 Jeep Wrangler- wish I had never sold it. I gave that Jeep many hours and thousands of dollars but it gave me a lot in return
~2000 Honda Civic- replaced the engine
1998 Audi A4- European? Yes, I think I will
~1991 Honda Civic- bought it smashed, fixed it, actually smashed it again (only wreck I've been in)
1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ- black and stock, never got around to building it
Jeep Wrangler TJ- Christmas Jeep, risky purchase but still made a little money
~1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ- red, couldn't get Dawn to drive it because it was stick
2000 Honda Civic- now my little sisters car!
2003 Cadillac CTS- silver, comfortable, I loved it. Can I get it back please?
~2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ- no A/C, too much rust
~2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ- bought it from a liar, bad purchase
2006 Mazda 3- fun little car, Dawn drove it for over a year and we still sold for a couple thousand more than we paid
2002 Grand Cherokee Limited- Dawn's car now, never thought I would like an SUV but I love this one
2004 Saturn Ion- GM's make funny noises

I really think I'm leaving something out. I thought I was up to 24 or 25 cars. But it really is getting hard to keep track.

Don't forget my first motorcycle- Honda CBRF4i. My second motorcycle- Yamaha R6.
My first boat- 2000 Regal 1800LSR

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Living Sensibly

What does living sensibly mean? I imagine if I ask 10 people that same question, I would get 10 different results. To me, living sensibly means that I try to have a balanced life and balance within all the different aspects of that life. Financial, social, career, spiritual, and family.

For example, financially I strongly believe in living below my means. I completely understand why so many people can't do that. There is too much temptation and "keeping up with the Jones" attitude in the world. But I learned at a young age to spend less than what I make. It's the most simple philisophy you can have for financial success, but it ALWAYS works. Don't spend more than you earn, don't spend more than you have, DON'T buy things if you can't pay cash.

This blog will be a very random collection of my thoughts. At the ripe old age of 26 (dangerously close to 27) I believe I have great experiences, but also have some of the most exciting and interesting experiences still ahead of me. I'm married with no kids, I am self employed, I have a HUGE family, and currently my younger brother lives with my wife and I (Yikes!).

That's my introduction- short and sweet. This blogging thing might just catch on with me, but I wouldn't place any bets just yet.