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Old 05-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #15
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Whether it is homes, boats, cars or RV's, if I do not have the cash I will not purchase it.

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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Paid cash, lease it back to my company when used for business

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:23 PM   #17
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This is what's wrong with these surveys. Somebody always has something to say about someone else.

I'll just keep my opinion to myself.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #18
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Paid cash both times, but then it is a very advanced teardrop trailer, total 16,000
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #19
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Paid cash. I don't have a problem with financing just choose not to. I tend to save up to buy my toys, cars, etc. Best way I know not to overspend.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #20
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Paid half down and financed the other half for 15 year. Payments are less than a tank full of fuel, and interest deductible.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #21
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a k: i think it's wrong to keep your opinions to yourself.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:46 PM   #22
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Yea, you know what an infraction is??? I'm still trying to figure out what it is. If it's a different opinion from the MODS you get one.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #23
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We paid cash, did not want payments at retirement time.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:41 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by catonine View Post
I financed for 5 years simply to get the tax deduction. In looking back I most likely should have just bought it outright since money in most savings programs dont pay much dividend.
Agreed, it's a hard choice to make. 5% interest on a loan vs losing interest taking money out to pay cash. I sold stock to buy mine. In today's economy it can be a coin toss.

I'm just not a big fan of debt.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:42 PM   #25
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We were going to pay cash anyway,but Dad passed away, my share of estate was 50k. I bought my unit for just under that. Yes paid cash, going full-time next year and did not want to owe anything. Even when I made good $ over 150k per year, I wouldn't felt comfortable financing it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #26
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We are at the point that not enough to itemize, so cash for the trailer.

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Old 05-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #27
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Mau Mau, so before buying your first home did you pay rent for years & years to save to buy your first home ?
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #28
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Financed for 7 years, will be my fulltime home after I retire. I have part of my retirement coming in now and am still working, so the payments are doubled up, should be paids off in a little over 3 years from time of purchase. So by the time I finally get retired, it will be paid off.

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