I'm thinking about buying an expensive sports car, but I can't pull the trigger.
I'm now in my mid 50`s. I worked pretty hard at a physical job my whole life and over the years I've managed to pursue my passion, and have owned many nice sports cars. Currently I'm driving a high end Porsche convertible. And its awesome. But the other day, I drove a Ferrari convertible for the first time, and I fell in love.
But the thing is, it would cost me around $80,000 to upgrade.
I'm not sure why this is, but I feel kind of guilty, and kind of irresponsible about wanting to upgrade this time. I never had that feeling before, and I guess its because of the new unchartered price level. I have the cash on hand, and the house is paid (that's what happens when you decide not to have kids) and I'm still working full-time making good money.
My wife has no problem with it.
So how come I haven't pulled the trigger yet?
Have I finally reached an age where I'm thinking I should be more responsible about retirement savings? But I'm still going to be working for quite a number of years yet making good money...
Or have I just reached a certain price point where I feel it getting obscene? I'm not a flashy guy by any means. I wear very regular clothes. No designer labels or anything like that. But I'm a car nut, and Ferrari and Lamborghini posters adorned the wall of my childhood room
Should I just tell myself, you only live once and go for it? What's holding me back? Maybe I feel the car is going to be too flashy for me?
I wonder what my neighbours are going to think of me?
Is it guilt?
I find that writing my thoughts down helps me figure things out. And who knows, maybe an insightful comment or two will also help...