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My New Ride


I am very surprised by how okay I’m feeling about this car, or rather no car plan. I am excited about no car payment and no insurance payment. I am excited about the extra motivation to continue on my weight loss journey.

I am grateful that I sprung for this really nice, comfortable bike way back when. And I’m especially grateful that I did not get rid of my bike over all these moves and my minimalist kick.

Today is the first day of this plan. I returned the rental car. The twins are tied up all day with work and school…time to get ready for my new normal.

I’m reading all your comments on my last budget post…thank you for the constructive feedback. I’ll respond after I put some thought into it and look into my forecasting…


  • Reply Killi |

    Hope, biking is a great idea.

    Glad you already have a bike at hand.
    May I suggest to get some lights (front and rear) and reflectors (I think another 2 to the two already on the wheels would increase the visibility) and a helmet to increase your safety though.

  • Reply Lisa |

    Awesome! You’re making do with what you have, and I salute you! Great idea with multiple benefits. Keep cruisin’.

  • Reply ConstanceF |

    Way to go, Hope. Be sure to check with your insurance agent about dropping coverage completely. It sometimes puts you in a high risk category when you start back up. In California, you can buy a non- owners policy. It covers you if you borrow or rent a vehicle and it’s relatively inexpensive.

So, what do you think ?