Its been a while since posting on this topic and i have another situation I was hoping to get an opinion on.
As you may recall.. I just recently finished med school, starting residency and finally will be making income.
To this point i have been supporting family through credit line, loan, scholarships.
Wife works very part time, is taking a class and does all the kids stuff (2kids).
Original plan was i would support fam with loans and starting residency she would chip in to make up budget shortfall.
Thats when it came to a head when last month she through her hands up and said i dont know how to contribute with 1000$.
I understand, its hard to find work while kids in scholl and my schedule being unpredictable.
I suggested changing vehicle, didnthe math negotiated and got us into hyundai saving 500/month! Thus we only need 500 from her contribution!
I proposed models to her to involve her amd we decided upon hyundai.
I thought all was good as the numbers made sense i bargained hard and the is promo going on! Then today she found out it was manual transmission when we were picking it up.
Cant beleive the blow up!
Afterall i asked her to do research on specific models i found that were most cost effect all of which are manul.
Our current jeep was manual, 3 cars before were too, she drives very well!
I feel deflated because i feel there was a financial problem, she indicated she does not know what to do. So i got into action, found this opportunity, and managed to save 500/month.
I feel it again is not my issue that she is upset, she could have done research on those cars, as all base models are manaual, she never asked and i didnt think its an issue as that is what we are driving now - i though $ was the main goal.
Feeling a bit upset too. Its easy to point and say i want this, not this etc... But more difficult to actually take action, get out, and do research, negotiate, and bring an opportunity for the family.
Any opinions on all this? I have already expressed these thoughts....